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    Supreme Court Agrees To Hear New Challenge To Obamacare

    Obamacare once again faces death before the Supreme Court.
    The justices announced Friday they will decide on a lawsuit claiming that the language of the Affordable Care Act doesn't allow the government to provide tax credits to low- and moderate-income health insurance consumers using the federally run Obamacare exchanges operating in more than 30 states. The lawsuit contends that the ACA only permits subsidies to be distributed by state-run exchanges.

    President Barack Obama's administration maintains this argument is baseless and that Congress always intended these subsidies to be available nationwide.


    A ruling in favor of the plaintiffs in this lawsuit, King v. Burwell, would utterly devastate Obamacare.
    The chief aim of the law is to expand health insurance coverage and offer financial assistance to families that can't afford it. Since most states declined to set up their own health insurance exchanges, the federal government was left to set them up instead. As a result, more than two-thirds of the people who had signed up for health insurance of April 30 purchased their insurance from a federal exchange. Among all enrollees, 85 percent received subsidies to help pay for it -- that's almost 5 million people. The average value of these tax credits was $264 a month, which represents a discount off the sticker price of more than three-quarters.


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    Yet another lawsuit that will reach the USSC revolved around Obama. This time revolving around subsidies, and if only that state ran exchanges distribute them or if they can be available nationally.


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    Re: Supreme Court Agrees To Hear New Challenge To Obamacare

    Another case of the law may actually have said that but we really meant it to say this. Surely this makes the court the lawmaker since a state exchange is defined in the PPACA law differently than a federal exchange. All sorts of other "anomilies" are bound to exist in a 2,400 page mass of leaglese that is supported by over 15,000 pages of supporting "implemenation details" aming several federal agencies/departments. This is what we get by passing a bill to find out what is in it.

    A Gap in PPACA: No Subsidies for Insurance Purchased from Federal Exchanges?
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    Re: Supreme Court Agrees To Hear New Challenge To Obamacare

    Maybe they should have read it, before they passed it?
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    Why are we shocked? The thing itself was sold as a lie. We were told it wasn't a tax/ It BEING a tax was the ONLY reason the supreme court upheld it in the first place.


    Should we be surprised at all that there are more and more portions of the bill that has to go before the supreme court?
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    Re: Supreme Court Agrees To Hear New Challenge To Obamacare

    Getting this country to accept the idea that healthcare doesn't need to be absurdly expensive is working out like convincing a child to eat their vegetables instead of just demanding ice cream for every meal. Actually, that's another reason why this country is so unhealthy.
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    Re: Supreme Court Agrees To Hear New Challenge To Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Yet another lawsuit that will reach the USSC revolved around Obama. This time revolving around subsidies, and if only that state ran exchanges distribute them or if they can be available nationally. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Perhaps Nancy Pelosi and President Obama should have taken the time and effort to actually read the legislation they pushed through, perhaps avoiding a lot of the difficulties their haste/incompetence has caused as a result.
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    Re: Supreme Court Agrees To Hear New Challenge To Obamacare

    The more the ACA is "managed" and then challenged in court proves to me that Justice Roberts did the country a great disservice when he chose to ignore the law in favour of attempting to mend political fences. Had the law been ruled unconstitutional, as it clearly was, none of this mess would have proceeded and it's possible that a good piece of legislation could have been negotiated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    it's possible that a good piece of legislation could have been negotiated.
    That's incredibly wishful thinking.

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    Re: Supreme Court Agrees To Hear New Challenge To Obamacare

    A Supreme Court decision against the Obama administration would essentially trigger huge price increases for the health insurance held by millions of consumers, but the consequences wouldn't stop there.

    Absent financial assistance, many fewer people would be able to afford coverage and likely would drop their insurance or never purchase it. Higher prices also would discourage healthy people who are cheaper to insure from buying policies, leaving a sicker pool of customers on insurers' books. That, in turn, would force health insurance companies to raise rates further, driving even more people out of the market. The industry term for this phenomenon is "death spiral."


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    Re: Supreme Court Agrees To Hear New Challenge To Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    That's incredibly wishful thinking.
    Indeed.
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