Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Obamacare kneecapped

Obama 2008: "Don't tell me words don't matter!"

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals: "Yeah, words do matter."

Today the court ruled that Obamacare subsidies paid through the Federal Obamacare exchange were illegal because the wording of the law unambiguously states that subsidies are only available through state-run exchanges.  Hot Air picks it up:
Plain and simple, if Congress wants to rewrite the law to extend subsidies to federal enrollees, they’re welcome to do it. That’s what legislatures are for. But the law, as written, says what it says, and that’s not the court’s problem.
You're going to hear that phrase a lot today: "the law says what it says."

Extra - Hit and Run: "It's a major blow to the way the administration has chosen to implement the health law, and a victory for plain language legal interpretation as well."  Words matter.

More - From Legal Insurrection.

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