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Forget Hobby Lobby—This
Case Could Wreck Obamacare

National Journal, by Sam Baker

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/7/2014 11:18:24 AM

A federal appeals court might be on the verge of blowing a massive hole in the foundation of Obamacare. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is expected to rule any day now in a lawsuit that aims to block the law´s insurance subsidies in more than half the country. If the challengers ultimately prevail, the Affordable Care Act´s complex framework could begin to unravel as millions of people lose financial assistance. For now, the stakes are a lot higher than the odds of success—challenges to the insurance subsidies have a 0-2 record in federal courts. But the pending D.C.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: IowaDad, 7/7/2014 11:51:06 AM     (No. 9913778)

The law suit is simple. Congress passed a law that pays for subsidies only in states that set up their own exchenges. Either Congress made a mistake -- in which case it needs to fix it -- or Congress meant what is said.

In either case, the Courts should uphold the written law as written -- allowing Congress to do what it pleases. Which have Democrats going through all sorts of agony.

Popcorn anyone?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PAdiva, 7/7/2014 12:10:55 PM     (No. 9913815)

The feds set this up to get the states to sit up and beg for subsidies.
This obamacare should have been alpha tested on federal WashDC employees for a few years before subjected it on everyone else.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/7/2014 12:52:24 PM     (No. 9913869)

Interesting, ruling for the government (as I am sure they are inclined), is to say it does not matter what ANY law says only what our MASTERS want it to say for their political purposes.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Grampy, 7/7/2014 1:07:12 PM     (No. 9913889)

Yeah, and a couple of years ago the law was going to be found unconstitutional for sure. Excuse my skepticism.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 7/7/2014 1:33:49 PM     (No. 9913937)

Nah! C´mon folks, the fix is in and there is no stopping the rape of the nation- what´s left of it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/7/2014 4:05:15 PM     (No. 9914129)

With a Lefty packed court nothing is that simple. Here´s what they will do. They will agree with the challengers about the language of the bill but give relief to the government to continue subsidies until Congress acts. Because it is FOR THE CHILDREN!

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