The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday over whether the federal government can pay subsidies to people in Ohio and other states that don’t have state-created health insurance marketplaces set up after the Affordable Care Act.
U.S. Supreme Court Says Challenge To Ohio Law Must Be Heard
The U.S. Supreme Court says an anti-abortion group can challenge an Ohio law that bars people from lying about politicians during an election.
The case was brought by the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List, which claimed former Congressman Steve Driehausâ€™ vote from the Affordable Care Act was tantamount to supporting taxpayer-funded abortion.
That was wrong, but they still sued the state over the law, saying it impeded on free speech. Their suit was thrown out by a lower court, but the Supreme Court ruling means the case will have to be heard.
Ohio State political scientist Paul Beck says he wasnâ€™t surprised by the high court ruling.
â€œGiven past decision that itâ€™s made in these kinds of general cases, itâ€™s very solicitous of First Amendment rights,” Beck said.
Ohio is of a few states around the country with a similar law.