Attorney General Alan Wilson Statement on Halbig v. Burwell Ruling

Attorney General Alan Wilson Statement on Halbig V. Burwell Ruling

(COLUMBIA, S.C.)  South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson released the following statement on today’s ruling by the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell, striking down an IRS regulation which allowed the use of federal tax subsidies for the purchase of health insurance on federal exchanges under the Affordable Care Act:

“I am pleased the court ruled that the IRS exceeded its authority by reinterpreting language in the Affordable Care Act.  I joined seven of my fellow Attorneys General in filing amici briefs because we recognize the vital importance of ensuring unelected bureaucrats do not regulate what Congress does not legislate. Today’s decision is an important victory for stalwarts of Federalism and all who recognize the federal government must operate within the limits established by the Constitution.”   

In February of this year, Attorney General Wilson, along with colleagues from Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma and West Virginia, urged the D.C. Court of Appeals to review the case after a federal judge ruled in favor of the federal government.


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