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Supreme Court building The Supreme Court had previously ruled in April 2020 that the federal government had to fully repay insurers for risk-corridor payments under the ACA.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear arguments from three insurance companies seeking reimbursement under the Affordable Care Act. As a result, lower courts will decide the issue.

Maine Community Health Options, Community Health Choice and Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative had sought help from the high court to receive the reimbursements, some of which go back years. The insurers said they collectively were owed millions of dollars for each year they did not receive payments the government had pledged to make under the ACA. The court did not give a reason for not taking up the case, but the decision deals a blow to insurers looking to recoup payments they believe they are owed by the federal government.

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