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Why the Halbig Decision
Should Be Taken Seriously

Real Clear Politics, by Sean Trende

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/24/2014 4:21:48 AM

On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down the subsidy provisions of the Affordable Care Act for states that have not implemented their own exchanges. The court found that the plain wording of the statute made clear that Congress authorized subsidies only in exchanges established by a state, and that the federal government is not a state. Thus, subsidies are not authorized in exchanges established by the federal government. You can find a fuller description of the arguments in the case in this article that I wrote last year. Rather than recap that, I

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/24/2014 6:52:44 AM     (No. 9937679)

Like everything else.....Obama and his DEMONRATS will just flip them off.........as is the usual.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bubby, 7/24/2014 7:16:34 AM     (No. 9937701)

#1 is right! How can I take the Halbig decision seriously when obama, Democrats and Democrat Judges don´t take any written law they don´t like seriously? If the decision is upheld then the Republican House will help the Democrats fix it. We are being ruled by a minority against the will of WTP! I see no end in sight to the destruction of the country by obama and the Democrats. Who is going to stop them?

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