The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that nationwide subsidies called for in the Affordable Care Act are legal. Before the decision was handed down, we spoke with Florida Coastal School of Law professor Rod Sullivan about the possible impacts of the high court's ruling.

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday handed the Obama administration a major victory on health care, ruling 6-3 that nationwide subsidies called for in the Affordable Care Act are legal.

"Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them," the court's majority said in the opinion, which was written by Chief Justice John Roberts. But they acknowledged that "petitioners' arguments about the plain meaning ... are strong."

Protesting in front of the Supreme Court about same sex marriage
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The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to make decisions by the end of this month on two controversial cases about same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act.

Obergefell v. Hodges brings into question whether marriage equality is a Constitutional right. Florida has already legalized same-sex marriage.

Decisions are expected later this month from the U.S. Supreme Court on two of the highest-profile cases the court has had in years: Obergefell v. Hodges, on requiring all states to permit same-sex marriages; and King v. Burwell, on whether to uphold or invalidate a provision of the Affordable Care Act. We discuss the cases and their possible impacts with Greg Pingree, professor at Florida Coastal School of Law, and Nicholas Seabrook, professor of political science at UNF.

UF Health

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown is asking the feds to bypass Tallahassee and work directly with the city to keep the UF Health Jacksonville open.

The hospital receives around $95 million a year from a federal program called LIP that covers uninsured, low-income patients. The LIP program is set to expire at the end of June.