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Demonstrators in support of the Affordable Care Act outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, June 25, 2015.
Demonstrators in support of the Affordable Care Act outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, June 25, 2015.

In a highly anticipated ruling on the health care law, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that critical subsidies for health insurance are allowed under the Affordable Care Act.

The ruling in King vs. Burwell means that millions of Americans will continue to have access to subsidized health insurance on federal insurance exchanges like healthcare.gov.

The 6-3 decision included affirmative votes from Chief Justice John Roberts, as well as Justice Anthony Kennedy, who often wields the court’s key swing vote.

PolitiFact has been fact-checking health care since 2007, from ideas on the campaign trail, to the drafting of legislation in 2009, to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. We have published just over 1,300 fact-checks on health care, our most fact-checked topic.

Browse all of our fact-checks on health care, including our 2013 report, 16 myths about health care, and our PolitiFact Sheet that previewed the King vs. Burwell ruling.