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O’Melveny’s Dellinger Authors Slate Op-Ed on ACA Supreme Court RulingMarch 05, 2015 O'Melveny & Myers partner and former acting US Solicitor General Walter Dellinger authored the op-ed, "Red States Will Suffer," which appears in the March 5, 2015, edition of Slate. In the article, Dellinger writes that if the Supreme Court’s majority were to rule against the government in King v. Burwell, he expects that over the next year, “states with (very roughly) half the population would have well-functioning health insurance markets because the working-class citizens in those states would be entitled to federal income tax subsidies enabling them to purchase affordable health insurance. . . [while in] most red states, the dollar amount of the subsidies would be zero, and the private insurance market would collapse."
Dellinger is a member of O’Melveny’s Appellate Practice and resides in the Firm’s Washington, DC office.