King v. Burwell was a challenge to a key component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), a landmark law dedicated to achieving widespread, affordable health care. King V Burwell Summary King V Burwell was a lawsuit heard by the Supreme Court in 2015. Case Summary Yes. It challenged the legality of subsidies issued by the IRS on behalf of states that used the federal health insurance exchange HealthCare.Gov (and thus did not set up their own exchange). Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. delivered the opinion for the 6-3 majority. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 25, 2015 in the King v. Burwell case to uphold health law subsidies. In a decision termed "interpretive jiggery-pokery" and "pure applesauce" in the dissent, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 6-3 to uphold federal subsidies in King v. Burwell. A summary and case brief of King v. Burwell, 135 S. Ct. 2480 (2015), including the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, key terms, and concurrences and dissents. Right now, the health insurance plans of millions of Americans hang in the balance as the Supreme Court considers King v. Burwell, a challenge to the law's system of federal subsidies. The petitioners challenged the legality of premium and cost-sharing subsidies for low- and … If a State fails to do so, the federal government provides the … Following is the case brief for King v. Burwell, 135 S. Ct. 2480 (2015) The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires each State to establish health “exchanges” through which people could obtain health insurance.