Thursday, June 25, 2015

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies, President Says ACA 'Is Here to Stay' - ABC News

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies, President Says ACA 'Is Here to Stay' - 

The Supreme Court today voted 6-3 to uphold subsidies to states who do not operate their own health insurance exchange, thereby strengthening the market place across the United States.

Congress, overwhelmingly Democratic wrote a flawed law, the Affordable Care Act, poorly written and conceived will for the time being remain intact.

The vote is seen as a win for President Obama and the Affordable Care Act, and some say this will insure the survival of the law after 2016.  Republicans remain adamantly opposed to the law.  However Republican Governors can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their  state constiuents will qualify for federal  subsidies.

The questionable wording is buried in the lengthy 1200 page law, most of which was not read by Congress.  As Nancy Pelosi  predicted, "We won't know what is in it until we pass it"

The wording, "established by the state"  appears ten (10) times in the law, found by this author in the certified text of the Affordable Care Act.

No one seems to have specified this wording in the law. The closest wording found:   (Section 1311)

12 CHANGE.—An eligible individual shall not be treated
13 as a qualified individual under section 1312 eligible
14 for enrollment in a qualified health plan offered
15 through an Exchange established under section 1311. 

Was it congress' intent to obfuscate it's plan to insure all Americans? The Supreme Court's Opinion is "YES"  firmly establishing the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land.

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