The part I bolded is also important because SCOTUS today granted the administration a delay on the other case, until this case is settled. Should the full DC court uphold ACA, then it is very doubtful that SCOTUS would even consider taking the issue up, since 2 appellate courts would already have ruled in favor of the administration. The ruling today is most likely the final nail in the coffin that contains the effort to derail Obamacare.A federal appeals court in Washington voted Thursday to rehear a case that threatened to derail a central provision of President Obama’s health-care reform law.
The action by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit means that an earlier ruling against the Obama administration and undercutting provision of tax credits through the ACA is thrown out. The case is to be re-argued Dec. 17 before the full 11-member appeals court.
The appeals courts’ decision to rehear the case is viewed by analysts as a victory for the Obama administration since it makes it less likely that the US Supreme Court will agree to immediately take up an identical ACA case now pending at the high court.
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