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Supreme Court may not
protect Obamacare this time

Washington Post, by Ruth Marcus

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/24/2014 10:35:53 PM

Don’t be so sure that the Supreme Court is going to save Obamacare. Again. The question is enormously important: Are health-care consumers entitled to subsidies if they buy coverage on insurance exchanges established by the federal government, as they are with insurance from state exchanges? Two federal appeals courts have reached contradictory conclusions, at least so far. (The Obama administration plans to ask the full federal appeals court in Washington to review the three-judge panel ruling against the subsidies, and that court is newly stocked with liberals.) Cases are headed to two other appeals courts. Which adds up to:

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/24/2014 10:47:42 PM     (No. 9939032)

The Supreme Court simply isn’t going to rip insurance from tens of millions of people in order to teach Congress a lesson about grammar

Its not an issue of grammar, its an issue of the Feds wanting to force states to each have their own exchange and punish the states that do not comply. The Feds do this all the time by withholding various funds from states which don´t follow the wishes of the Federal mandates.

If the court "ducks the issue", it will be the greatest shirking of responsibility imaginable and would make me wonder if the Supreme Court should simply be disbanded.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 7/24/2014 11:16:55 PM     (No. 9939071)

The wording of the law was intentional. The drafters intended to coerce the states to build healthcare exchanges by only allowing subsidies in state exchanges. They believed this would force the states to build exchanges at their own expense.
But the law of unintended consequences intervened. States rebelled by not giving in.

With such a crappy result, the libs are now trying to change the intentions!! What was purposely written is now the words are ambiguous and the law meant to say all exchanges.

Total bull crap.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/25/2014 12:11:12 AM     (No. 9939101)

Until the decision is announced, we will know nothing. Earlier today it was read that Scalia had shown his hand in some fashion and the court decision would likely land on o-care side. At this point it is anyone´s guess. All we can do is pray harder and more often.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 7/25/2014 12:19:08 AM     (No. 9939106)

Nope! SCOTUS 1) Probably will not hear it if the panel agrees with the DC court. SCOTUS will hear it if the Panel strikes it. SCOTUS will then full approve the ACA as written...Result, Full steam ahead for the final destruction and collapse of the U.S. economy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: miceal, 7/25/2014 1:12:43 AM     (No. 9939130)

What does it matter? This administration will do what it wants regardless of what these four LIEbral, 4 semi-conservative, and the absolute worthless "leader" decide.......

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/25/2014 1:58:52 AM     (No. 9939145)

If our laws are now to be interpreted based upon what the drafters intended to say, rather than what they said, I cannot see much reason for having drafters. Why not just a King´s whim?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: enuf8, 7/25/2014 3:48:06 AM     (No. 9939172)

Roberts gave Boehner the tool to totally wipe out this monster obamacare once and for all by calling it a TAX. Since the ´law´ did not originate in the House he should have raised the situation at the time and had it nullified.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/25/2014 5:21:06 AM     (No. 9939190)

By Barry calling for the full federal appeals court, packed by libtards, to review the case, the fix is already in. Here´s the result: 3 courts will have ruled that the federal crap exchange is the same as the state crap exchanges; ergo, no need for the Supreme Court to review anything. Besides, there´s always NSA and its spying database to glean out any tidbit for blackmail purposes.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: franq, 7/25/2014 6:04:53 AM     (No. 9939210)

"disband it"
I like that idea. Most of the higher federal courts are rogue entities anyway. The legal process has become one expensive game.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Really?, 7/25/2014 7:47:38 AM     (No. 9939275)

I looked at a Social Security report from 2012 the other day. It showed that I had paid SS and Medicare taxes (including my employer contributions-which sometimes was me) totaling over $ 400,000 over the years. My expected payout at age 66 was about $2,200 a month.

All I could think of was that several families were getting subsidies for ACA policies of similar amounts for not contributing a dime.

How can anyone think that the country can absorb such enormous costs without collapsing. Oh....of course I DO realize that NONE of my SS taxes have been save in a "lock box" like we were promised...the funds have all been spent.

Sorry, but I sincerely believe that excessive Democrat spending and irresponsible budgeting will be the ruin of the entire country. Obama is just the worst to come along yet. Unfortunately there will be more.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dodge boy, 7/25/2014 8:03:54 AM     (No. 9939299)

After Obie gets done threatening Roberts with something else and Roberts ends up backing Obie again, we´ll be back to square one.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/25/2014 8:08:51 AM     (No. 9939311)

I have zero faith in the SCOTUS since CJ Roberts decision to unilaterally change the wording of the ACA in order to allow it to chug along and financially ruin this country. Politics was the driving force behind that decision. Roberts´ attempt to save the reputation of his court backfired on him big time. When politics trump the rule of law, there is chaos and Roberts served the mess that is Obamacare to us on a silver platter. I can´t see him having the courage to actually interpret the law instead of reading intent into it. He failed the integrity test the last time around, I don´t expect him to do any better this time.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: walcb, 7/25/2014 8:45:31 AM     (No. 9939364)

As someone said when they called Rush yesterday, Congress didn´t have any intent when they signed this bill, they didn´t even know what was in it, per Nancy Pelosi "we have to pass this bill to find out what is in it".

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 7/25/2014 8:46:33 AM     (No. 9939367)

The language is clear on its face and there is not one iota of contemporaneous evidence that the intent was something different. When the language in the law is ambiguous a court may rely on legislative committee reports from the time the law was under consideration to determine intent. But the courts have long rejected self serving statements of intent that date from after the bill was drafted, passed and signed into law.

Overturning the law on these grounds fits with Chief Justice Roberts philosophy. Elections have consequences. So does ramming through a hastily drafted, largely unread bill that was becoming ever more unpopular as people learned what was in it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: stryker714, 7/25/2014 9:07:23 AM     (No. 9939403)

Come on, let´s be more optimistic. This aspect of the case, subsidies, coming before the Supremes is much different than the individual mandate case. There is no reason to chart the outcome of this case to the old one. Roberts must know the backlash he created and the damage he did to the court, so perhaps he´ll interpret differently this time. Remember the ACA just got pulled from US territories and that should help set a precedent.

What would be hysterical though is if Roberts rewrites it again, declares it something else other than a tax to help the miserable democrats with yet another mistake they made.
Call it whack a mole for "today´s interpretation", lol.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Butch59, 7/25/2014 11:42:46 AM     (No. 9939695)

This country has been living under SC rulings for many, many years (I´d guess at least 200yrs) by courts making rulings by interpreting the legislators "intentions" rather that what is actually written down. How many times have you heard someone (usually Dims) blathering on about "the intent of the founders". I´ve always thought that it is the height of hypocrisy to assume that he/she has the ability to go back in time and read the minds of someone who has been dead for over 200yrs. This Obozocare thing is the same. There are those that just "know" what the Congress persons that voted for it intended but failed to write it down in the law. My take is that they are reading those nearly empty minds after someone called them on just what is actually written. And anyone that disagrees with them just can´t see the forest for the trees.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: hicokid, 7/25/2014 12:50:39 PM     (No. 9939835)

SCOTUS does not need to determine the intent of Congress as they would in a case of the founding fathers and our Constitution. Congress is in session just across town. They should send it back to Congress for clarification. The politics of whose in power is none of the court´s business.

It burns me up that these lefty judges ponder the consequences of a different Congress "gutting the law."

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Reply 18 - Posted by: dman, 7/25/2014 2:21:13 PM     (No. 9939980)

We still need a Supreme Court, #1. We just need to vacate the "judicial review" precedent of Marbury v. Madison.

It is Congress´ responsibility to oversee the courts, not the other way around. If there is a Constitutional issue, it should be taken up with the states and the people, not with a handful of robed lawyers.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Libertygal, 7/25/2014 2:46:16 PM     (No. 9940019)

Again. I will repeat myself. This portion of the law was written BY SCOTUS. Check the history of the changes to the bill. If SCOTUS rules against it, they will, in fact, be ruling against themselves!

They must uphold the first decision, or rule against themselves!

As I stated, again in other posts, Roberts encouraged in his opinion, to fight this decision in the courts. He knew there were flaws. He, and the other justices will uphold law, I can promise you, regardless of what Obie has on him. The text, as written, is plain and clear. Intent doesn´t matter, facts are all that matter in law.

It was clear the purpose, it was clear Obambi expected more states to accept Federal dollars. The SCOTUS was standing up for states´ rights, and then encouraged us, the people, to fight back if we had it in us.

We do, and we did. I think this is what Roberts wanted. He wrote that portion of the bill. To rule any other way would be total insanity.

Study the history of the bill, then calm down!


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Reply 20 - Posted by: fed-up, 7/25/2014 4:34:24 PM     (No. 9940123)

Whoever wrote the thing anyway? How many pages was it?? We saw the stack of how high it was, and now they say the wording was wrong? You can´t make this stuff up. Im starting to think that was the reason for the thousands of pages of legal jargon. There´s probably not 4 people in the US that has read the whole thing.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: msjena, 7/25/2014 4:48:36 PM     (No. 9940144)

How did Roberts, a sitting Supreme Court Justice, write any portion of Obamacare? If he is consistent, he and his fellow conservatives will rule that Congress, not the Court, has to fix the wording. It´s too bad for the Democrats that they no longer control Congress, but if they hadn´t rammed the law through without any bipartisan support, they wouldn´t be in this quandary.

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Literary lion Maya Angelou may be gone, but her memory will live on through the day and beyond. A memorial celebration to honor Angelou, the revered writer, poet, actress and civil rights activist who died this year, will kick off at the Riverside Church on Riverside Dr. near W. 120th St. on Friday at 11 a.m. Former first lady, senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will join a group of renowned speakers — including author Toni Morrison and popular poet Nikki Giovanni — to pay tribute to the legendary Angelou, who died at her home on the North Carolina campus


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