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Old 06-25-2015, 08:09 AM
 
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This morning the United States Supreme Court released its decision in the King v. Burwell case, in which the plaintiffs argued (disingenuously, it should be noted) that subsidies under the Affordable Care act are only authorized for state exchanges. The intent of this argument was to gut the economic basis of the law, thereby destroying it entirely. It failed.

It's a 6-3 decision with Chief Justice Roberts writing for the majority, joined by Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan.

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The Supreme Court decision, which was written Chief Justice John Roberts, is a huge victory for the administration of President Barack Obama and his landmark health-reform law, which was designed to significantly reduce the number of Americans without health coverage.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102737776


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Old 06-25-2015, 08:11 AM
 
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Default King v. Burwell (Obamacare subsidies case) decided in favor of administration.

And, 2 minutes after thread already made. Please delete or ignore this thread and continue with thread made before mine!
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:15 AM
 
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Now, if only Obama would understand Roberts' statement that Congress makes laws, not the Supreme Court. Or the president .
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:18 AM
 
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Greatly disagree with the opinion. While the whole point about the statutory scheme (and that Congress didn't intent to destroy the health care industry) point is well taken, its ridiculous to say that the law is ambiguous. Indeed, it states that subsidies are available for exchanges "established by the State." The "state" is then defined to include the 50 states plus DC. Not the Federal government. Nothing ambiguous here.

Its not the Supreme Court's job to correct misapplied assumptions by Congress (in this case, that states would all fall in line and establish their own exchanges) and to save an otherwise unworkable law.

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Old 06-25-2015, 08:18 AM
 
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It's a good day for America.
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:24 AM
 
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Not surprising. Whatever they blackmailed Roberts with the first time around was likely to sway his hand this time as well.
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:24 AM
 
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Like I said in the other thread, I'm actually glad it went this way.

It's best to allow ACA to fail on its own so people will learn how bad of a law it is.
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:26 AM
 
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Like I said in the other thread, I'm actually glad it went this way.

It's best to allow ACA to fail on its own so people will learn how bad of a law it is.
From a policy perspective (and, with premiums already set to increase in many states, with or without this ruling, that's almost a certainty), I agree. I'm just floored by the reasoning of the majority in light of clear language to the contrary.
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:27 AM
 
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Now, if only Obama would understand Roberts' statement that Congress makes laws, not the Supreme Court. Or the president .
Excellent point Delahanty! I agree.

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Old 06-25-2015, 08:29 AM
 
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From a policy perspective (and, with premiums already set to increase in many states, with or without this ruling, that's almost a certainty), I agree. I'm just floored by the reasoning of the majority in light of clear language to the contrary.
Have you already read the majority's opinion(s)? Because it's 47 pages long, I was going to wait until I had some free time this afternoon to read the whole thing. Maybe you're a legal eagle?
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