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Court decision looms in subsidy
challenge that could unravel ObamaCare

Fox News, by Barnini Chakraborty

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/11/2014 11:15:55 AM

WASHINGTON – A few blocks down the street from where the U.S. Supreme Court recently issued its ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, a powerful federal appeals court is preparing its own decision in a case that could cause serious complications for ObamaCare. The case, Halbig v Sebelius, is a major legal challenge that cuts to the heart of the Affordable Care Act by going after the legality of massive federal subsidies and those who benefit from them. A ruling could come as early as Friday. In the case, the plaintiff claims the Obama administration – in particular, the Internal

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 7/11/2014 11:24:44 AM     (No. 9919774)

Lets hope and pray the plaintiff wins this one because if so it´s the end of Obama care.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lakerman1, 7/11/2014 11:29:51 AM     (No. 9919778)

The only way kenyacare can win is if the court concludes that the term state run exchanges´ doesn´t mean state run.
I suspect the legislative history would show the democrats wanted to have the threat of no subsidies hanging over each state´s head, to force them to set up state exchanges.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/11/2014 11:44:05 AM     (No. 9919810)

There is no need to delve into this "did they or didn´t they" guess work. Just look at the numbers. The cost of the ACA bill as submitted for a vote does not include a SINGLE DOLLAR for Federally administered subsidies. If it did it would have added to the cost of the ACA and made a mockery of its deficit neutrality claim. In a rational world you cannot eat your cake then, and have it now. But in a world according to Lawrence Tribe that is exactly what is being justified.

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