Obamacare’s greatest challenge ruling to come any day


Jonathan Turley brings us possibly great news regarding Obamacare. We knew it would take some years for any legal challenge to wind its way through the courts. This case looks to be the heart stopper for this dreaded Bill. Turley is optimistic, and he is no GOPer. Of course, we have to consider the fact that Obama recently stacked the D.C Court, but if Turley thinks we have a chance, I will go for it. We have been on a winning streak in the courts, lets hope this one goes our way as well.  Here we go:

A far more fundamental challenge to Obamacare is about to be decided by the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Indeed,

“if Hobby Lobby will create complications for Obamacare, Halbig vs. Burwell could trigger a full cardiac arrest.”

The D.C. Circuit Court is expected to rule any day now on the Halbig case, and supporters of the Affordable Care Act are growing nervous. In January, an Obamacare advocate described the Halbig case to a reporter for the Hill as “probably the most significant existential threat to the Affordable Care Act. All the other lawsuits that have been filed really don’t go to the heart of the ACA, and this one would have.”

And in a fraught oral argument before the D.C. Circuit Court, the administration seemed to struggle to defend its interpretation.The Halbig case challenges the massive federal subsidies in the form of tax credits made available to people with financial need who enroll in the program. In crafting the act, Congress created incentives for states to set up health insurance exchanges and disincentives for them to opt out. The law, for example, made the subsidies available only to those enrolled in insurance plans through exchanges “established by the state.”

The administration attempted to solve the problem by simply declaring that even residents of states without their own exchanges were eligible for subsidies, even though the law seemed to specifically say they were not. The administration argues that although the statute’s language does limit subsidies to residents of places with exchanges “established by the state,” that wording actually referred to any exchange, including those established by the federal government. In January, a district court judge upheld that interpretation, allowing the subsidies to continue.

Read full story over at LA Times

12 Responses to “Obamacare’s greatest challenge ruling to come any day”

  1. Mustang Says:

    The left is good for one thing: platitudes. If you ask them specifically “what harm” they’re talking about, they will say that darn it, a woman with over-active libido must have access to contraceptives … or life isn’t fair. Beyond that, it’s only crickets. Nor do any of these people understand the long range implications of government (IRS) collecting your health data by decree from your personal physician … but they will at some time understand it when elderly Americans (who by and large fell under the ACA spell) are suddenly and permanently refused medical procedures. We’ve been calling these death panels, and although the left steadfastly denies this, they are a fact.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Those of us of a certain age are literally fighting for our lives. Those moving up the ranks will have their day as well.

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  2. Jersey McJones Says:

    The harm you cons seek to do to your fellow Americans is just astonishing.

    JMJ

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Just hope you stay healthy. I worked in Healthcare, and it is going down the tubes with this. So enjoy your next Hospital stay.

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      • Jersey McJones Says:

        It was going to hell long before Obamacare. You guys are just a bunch of Social Darwinists.

        JMJ

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  3. Steve Dennis Says:

    I just couldn’t bring myself to get excited about the Hobby Lobby decision but this is something to get excited about. If this case is won it could be a death knell to Obamacare. Maybe they should have read the bill after all!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      The fact that Turley is out and about upset about Obama is good news, and his take on this makes sense. There are another dozen or so law suits, but this one looks the most promising. Maybe good news this week. wish it wasn’t the D.C. Court.

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  4. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks.

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      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.

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  5. Paul Lemmen Says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.

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