HELENA, Mont. -

State officials say they don't believe Montanans receiving tax credits to buy health insurance are in danger of losing them.
    
Two contradictory federal appeals court rulings Tuesday have called President Barack Obama's health-care law subsidies into question.
    
Montana Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen says one ruling against subsidies will be appealed and won't be decided anytime soon.
    
In that ruling, an appellate court panel in Washington D.C. said credits can be granted only in states that have set up their own insurance markets, or exchanges. Montana is one of 36 states using the federal exchange.
    
However, a separate ruling by a federal appeals court in Virginia said regulations allowing consumers in all 50 states to purchase subsidized coverage correctly interprets Congress' will in passing the health care law.