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U.S. judge rejects challenge to
Obamacare insurance subsidies

Reuters, by David Ingram*

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/15/2014 4:12:32 PM

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a conservative challenge to health insurance subsidies available to people in the 36 U.S. states that declined to establish their own online marketplaces under President Barack Obama´s healthcare law. The suit, brought by individuals and businesses from Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia, asserted that the wording of the 2010 law allowed subsidies to help people obtain insurance only in exchanges established by states, not those set up by the federal government. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman wrote that Congress clearly intended to make the subsidies available nationwide under

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It´s a really sad state of affairs in this country when you can pretty much bet that a ruling like this was made by a Democrat nominated judge. He was nominated by Bill Clinton. Here´s another case that will head to the Supreme Court. Will Roberts ever redeem himself for what he has previously done for allowing that abomination to be perpetrated upon this nation??

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JediJerry, 1/15/2014 4:15:32 PM     (No. 9693396)

Just another stall tactic to buy time. The Federal Judge should get a brown paper bag full of cash on the back seat of his car very soon.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MattMusson, 1/15/2014 4:22:31 PM     (No. 9693403)

FIXED.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Abingtonjim, 1/15/2014 4:29:06 PM     (No. 9693410)

"Congress clearly intended"; is that the same as "deemed to have passed"? Either way it´s garbage.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: John c, 1/15/2014 4:29:48 PM     (No. 9693412)

Friedman was nominated by President Bill Clinton on March 22, 1994.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/15/2014 4:54:32 PM     (No. 9693441)

0bamacare exchanges are to be set up by the federal Government in States that failed to do so. But in quite explicit language these exchanges , unlike those set up by the States do NOT have the power to provide subsidies. This was deliberately done to keep the total cost of the program down and support the (now false) claim that ti will not add to the deficit. This was the condition that it passed Congress by a single vote. It is the height of lawlessness to insert convenient "intentions" after the fact. This radically changes the law as passed - change only the Legislative branch can make. IMO this is headed for SCOTUS. Let us see what the good Justice Roberts has to say.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/15/2014 5:00:43 PM     (No. 9693449)

FTA: "There is evidence throughout the statute of Congress´s desire to ensure broad access to affordable health coverage," the judge wrote.

Judge appears to be imposing his view of Intent over what the law actually states. It was the Obama corrupted IRS that established this broad interpretation of the ACA subsidy language, not the law itself. Which may imply that Judge Friedman does not want to run afoul of the IRS.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: RightShoe, 1/15/2014 5:01:28 PM     (No. 9693451)

Congress clearly intended to make the subsidies available nationwide

LOL!!!

Congress didn´t even read the bill!! Nancy Pelosi said so!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: geoguy, 1/15/2014 6:34:36 PM     (No. 9693553)

I guess laws are whatever a judge says it is and not what is written. Same with the GM bond holders that got screwed. Same with Roberts and his Obamacare decision. Laws? Contract? It´s whatever the progressives want them to mean.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 1/15/2014 7:45:09 PM     (No. 9693641)

Amazing! A Clinton-appointed judge who can read (feeble) Congressional minds: "Congress clearly intended to make the subsidies available nationwide."

What a great country ´led´ by such people in the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches.

Stop the world. I want to get off.

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