Now that the dust has settled on the King v. Burwell Supreme Court ruling that upheld federal subsidies in states that do not operate their own health insurance exchanges, it seems as if the Affordable Care Act is here to stay in its current form.

There have been few surprises in all the statements, tweets and other unsolicited opinions spread across the Internet today, though, as MedCity News reported, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said that he would withdraw his state’s application to establish a state-run exchange.

Wolf’s move, actually, did not come as a surprise to a Pennsylvania lawyer, Brian Pinheiro, leader of the employee benefits group at Ballard Spahr in Philadelphia. Nor was the court’s decision much of a shocker.

“It’s a little bit of a non-event,” Pinheiro told MedCity News. “This ruling doesn’t really affect what
anybody else is doing.”

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