AIR DATE: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
2013 State of the Union Address (1 hr. 14 min.)
In his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined his priorities for legislative action and priorities for the American people.
KEYWORDS: Washington Politics, Executive Branch, legislative Branch, State of the Union Address

Timely Teachable Videos

The crux of the case King v. Burwell (2015) is how the U.S. Supreme Court interprets a portion of the Affordable Care Act that deals with the use of subsidies to purchase health insurance. The law specifies that subsidies are to be administered through state based exchanges only, but also creates a contingency if states do not create exchanges, by redirecting consumers to the federal marketplace.

How Should the U.S. Supreme Court Rule in King v. Burwell?

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