Supreme Court Takes Up $12B Dispute Over ACA Risk Corridor Payments

Health Leaders: The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to take up three consolidated cases from health plans challenging Congress' refusal to authorize $12 billion in risk-mitigation payments under the Affordable Care Act.

The cases—which were brought by Maine Community Health Options, Moda Health Plan Inc., and Land of Lincoln Mutual Health Insurance Co.—argue that the ACA's risk corridor program obligated Health and Human Services to make payments that the law intended "to induce insurer participation in the health insurance exchanges by mitigating some of the uncertainty associated with insuring formerly uninsured customers."

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