On Friday, August 1, the Obama Administration filed its much anticipatedpetition for rehearing en banc with the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell. The petition asks for the full D.C. Circuit bench to reconsider and overturn the original ruling by the three judge panel based on a what the Administration has characterized as a misconstruction of the statutory language at issue.
The D.C. Circuit’s three judge panel determined that the Affordable Care Act provision permitting subsidies unambiguously restricts its applicability only to state-based …Continue Reading