GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A federal appeals court has released a ruling that could impact more than 200,000 people here in Michigan.
The ruling, delivered Tuesday, says states that use the federally-run health insurance marketplace should not get federal subsidies to help people pay for healthcare.
Another federal appeals court issued a ruling Tuesday as well, though, contradicting that initial ruling.
Around 240,000 people in Michigan received subsidies to help pay for health care coverage.
Experts in West Michigan say those people could potentially lose that help because of one of Tuesday's rulings, but it's up to the US Supreme Court to decide which of the conflicting rulings might actually apply.