Liberals who aren't taking the current court challenge to Obamacare seriously risk enabling the healthcare law's demise, writes Sam Baker in National Journal.
"For the second time, there's a very real chance that the (Supreme) Court could tear the Affordable Care Act apart. And, also for the second time, some liberals are making the mistake of treating that existential threat like it's a joke," Baker writes.
He quotes Simon Lazarus of the liberal Constitutional Accountability Center, who says supporters of the Affordable Care Act lost the PR battle in 2012 over the individual mandate because they treated it as an open-and-shut case and underestimated how much damage it could do.
The latest case takes aim at the ACA's subsidies for people below certain incomes. Opponents say the law provides for subsidies only for people who buy insurance through state-run exchanges.
Most states' successfully challenged the mandate that they set up their own exchanges. So residents in those states have had to use the federal exchange, run through HealthCare.org.
Obamacare opponents noticed that the wording in the laws specified state-run exchanges, therefore nullifying any subsidies paid through the federal exchange. If the court rules in their favor, the ACA would effectively be dead.
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Let's hope the Courts can get it right this time. Ted Cruz was trying to alert everyone of these Subsidies, which in a word, they are taking your money, and redistributing it to pay for Insurance for Others. They are sending people money to pay for their Insurance, which comes out to FREE Healthcare for millions, paid for by your Tax Money. As with Welfare, people jump at Free Stuff. I never agreed to provide Drug Rehab on my nickel. I do not do Drugs. I never agreed to Funding Birth Control, and Abortions. I never agreed to pay for people, who eat themselves into bad health to get counseling. Go on a diet!!! Stop eating grease leaden crap out of window, and go cook something healthy.
Let's hope that we'll wake up from this 6-year nightmare.
I AGREE wholeheartedly! ABSOLUTELY NO BLACKS
IN OUR GOVERNMENT PERIOD! I will also add that
NO MUSLIMS should be in our government either!!!!!!!!
Look what we are going through now! Too many IDIOTS
in America that put homo obama in our WH!
These people (?) can't run a lemonade stand!
I agree. Dr. Carson appears (to me) to be another talker who knows the right things to say. His one claim-to-fame seems to be the breakfast speech in front of obama. Everyone knee jerks and is ready to elect for President anyone who makes a few good statements. We have to be more careful this time and be sure of what we elect. Experience, Patriotism to America, Morals, Proven record of Conservatism.... a few qualities to start with.
I just hope that Judge Roberts pays for what he single handed did to our country. He put more people on the streets without jobs, reduced the work week where a person has to work two or more jobs just to eat and worst of all put far more people out of health care or made it so expensive they just drop insurance. I know that should I ever meet that bastard anywhere I'll do everything to expose him to the public.
Dear Father, we're speaking to you now through Your Son, Christ Jesus and we pray that You grant the SCOTUS justices the wisdom of Solomon to do the right thing, in Jesus' name we pray, Amen!
JUDGE ROBERTS IS NOT A CONSERVATIVE, HE IS NOT A REPUBLICAN RATHER HE IS A NEO-CON ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT PERSON, SO DO NOT EXPECT A LOT.
Just hope the blackmailing of Roberts was a one time opportunity
This obamacare needs to be put in
a shredder along with all the other
things obama wants!
Can't wait to see obamacare buried.