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Friday, November 07, 2014

Yes, of course the Supreme Court will Hear Yet Another Obamacare Challenge

Was there any question?  Previous federal court decisions have been almost unanimous in their rejection of this latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act.  Ruth Bader Ginsburg pointed out that the absence of conflicting rulings was the reason the Supreme Court refused to hear gay marriage appeals last month.  And the executive director of Families USA said:

“All of the general guidelines that the court traditionally uses in determining whether it should schedule an appeal are totally absent in this case.”

But when it comes to pulling the rug out from under five million Americans who have health insurance for the first time in their lives, who needs logic or consistency?

The SCOTUS will probably hear this challenge in March; a decision is expected in late June.

This newest challenge to Obamacare is based on the “reasoning” that the Affordable Care Act only applies to the sixteen states that have set up their own health insurance exchanges.  In the other thirty-four states, the federal government has set up these exchanges; hence the Far Right's lawsuit and mass panty-twist.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is financing this challenge to the Affordable Care Act.  The group's general counsel, Sam Kazman, said:

Outside of torturing small animals, nothing makes me cream in my jeans like the prospect of yanking five million people's health insurance away from them.  Ugh!  Oh God Oh God Oh God  The need for a quick and final resolution of this question is undeniable.”

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come I can legally subsidize Billionaires but I can't subsidize the needy?


November 8, 2014 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

Koch/John Birch machine continues to roll. Pretty sure it will continue to get worse before anything like better pops up.

November 9, 2014 at 5:44 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Because billionaires own the government and call the shots.

MRM: As the saying goes, the darkest hour is just before everything goes completely black.

November 9, 2014 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

But then again, the light at end of the tunnel is not always the headlamp of an oncoming train... !

November 11, 2014 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: Let's hope it won't be an oncoming train.

November 12, 2014 at 11:37 AM  

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