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    HEALTHCARE VICTORY: Supreme Court Affirms Subsidies for Everyone in 6-3 Decision

    This is a major win for the Obama Administration. The Court ruled in a 6-3 fashion, with the Chief Justice writing the Opinion, and Justices Kennedy, Sotomayor, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan joining.

    Once again, for those who were unaware, the issue in this case is whether the Federal Government could supply subsidies to those individuals that purchased their health insurance through federally run exchanges. The Supreme Court affirmed the 4th Circuit ruling and found that, despite a four word sentence in the legislation which seemed to limit subsidies solely to State run exchanges, the federal subsidies can continue for everyone.

    A link to the Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions...4-114_qol1.pdf

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    Re: HEALTHCARE VICTORY: Supreme Court Affirms Subsidies for Everyone in 6-3 Decision

    They got enough budget for that?
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    Re: HEALTHCARE VICTORY: Supreme Court Affirms Subsidies for Everyone in 6-3 Decision

    Good news !

    ObamaCare is still a huge electoral Albatross for the Democrats !

    Thanks guys for 2014 !

    We also get to look forward to Democrats candidates avoiding the issue in the coming elections.

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    Re: HEALTHCARE VICTORY: Supreme Court Affirms Subsidies for Everyone in 6-3 Decision

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    They got enough budget for that?
    The states don't have the budget for it, do you California?

    Affordable Care Act =$2500 - $6000 deductibles, plus much higher premiums.

    This will bite Hillary in her left wing and all democrats in their a** during the next election.
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    Re: HEALTHCARE VICTORY: Supreme Court Affirms Subsidies for Everyone in 6-3 Decision

    The dissenting opinion is right, this decision is a gross misinterpretation of the actual ACA language. Some seven times in ACA is specifies subsidies and tax credits though "Exchange established by the State." The majority in this 6-3 decision just decided that the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and by extension, the Department of Health and Human Services equates to a State. The argument can now be made that by precedence on what is equal to a State. If a law references a State the Federal government can now argue any relevant department is now capable of being involved in that definition.

    The below sums it up well, right out of the dissenting opinion...

    Under all the usual rules of interpretation, in short, the Government should lose this case. But normal rules of interpretation seem always to yield to the overriding principle of the present Court: The Affordable Care Act must be saved.
    Yet the only pertinent definition here provides that “State” means “each of the 50 States and the District of Columbia.” 42 U. S. C. 18024(d). Because the Secretary is neither one of the 50 States nor the District of Columbia, that definition positively contradicts the eccentric theory that an Exchange established by the Secretary has been established by the State.
    The Court’s reading does not merely give “by the State” a duplicative effect; it causes the phrase to have no effect whatever.
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    Re: HEALTHCARE VICTORY: Supreme Court Affirms Subsidies for Everyone in 6-3 Decision

    Good.

    Now maybe the GOP can stop waiting on the sidelines hoping they can one day garner enough votes to repeal the law (or that the Supreme Court would do their dirty work for them by first rendering it unconstitutional or dismantle a specific provision of the legislation) and get to work to improve the law.
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    Socialized healthcare is here to stay.

    Thanks Supremes!
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    Re: HEALTHCARE VICTORY: Supreme Court Affirms Subsidies for Everyone in 6-3 Decision

    This country is so supremely ****ed.

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