A pend­ing court rul­ing may say that the sub­si­dies being pro­vid­ed to those who qual­i­fy for them due to their income sta­tus are ille­gal.  The Afford­able Care Act orig­i­nal­ly intend­ed to have the “exchanges” (now known as “mar­ket­places”) pro­vid­ing sub­si­dized indi­vid­ual med­ical cov­er­age run by the states, and said so in their law (“exchange estab­lished by the state”)  When 36 states decid­ed they couldn’t, or wouldn’t, do it, the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment set up their own exchange (which did not go too well, if mem­o­ry serves).  Now it may turn out that they weren’t sup­posed to do that…and if that is the case, whith­er goes the ACA?  Well, we’re not sure, but in Cal­i­for­nia the Exchange (Cov­ered Cal­i­for­nia) con­tin­ues to go strong.