November 8, 2014

Supreme Court to Tackle ObamaCare Again

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear the ObamaCare case involving subsidies on the federal exchange. According to the letter of the law, only state exchanges can offer customers premium subsidies. Since 36 states opted not to set up an exchange, however, the Obama administration decided unilaterally to allow buyers on the federal exchange at Healthcare.gov to have access to those same subsidies. The issue of subsidies is critical because they are the only way much of the American public can afford to comply with the stringent requirements and onerous fees of the so-called “Affordable” Care Act. If the subsidy provisions are gutted, ObamaCare’s house of cards collapses. Arguments will be heard in the spring of 2015, with a decision likely in June. A three-judge panel of the DC Circuit Court already ruled correctly, but the court’s leftists also agreed to an en banc rehearing, so it’s curious the justices are basically nullifying that case. Technically, the court is taking up the challenge heard by the Fourth Circuit Court, but it’s the same legal argument. Will the Roberts Court finally get it right on one of the worst laws this nation has ever seen? If not, how in the world will they save the law from itself this time? More…

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