In a recent AP-GfK poll, only 1 in 10 respondents are highly confident that the US Supreme Court Justices will rule objectively in King vs. Burwell. At issue is whether an IRS rule correctly permits all public insurance exchanges to provide premium subsidies or instead should limit subsidies to state-run exchanges. Surprisingly, those least confident in the court are conservatives who oppose the law. The poll also found that 56% of respondents thought the Court should uphold the subsidies and 51% want Congress to amend the law to allow subsidies to continue in states that have selected the federally-facilitated exchange. In a Mercer survey conducted earlier this year, we asked employers if subsidies should be limited to state-run exchanges — 27% were in favor, 31% opposed such a limit, and 42% had no opinion.
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