Thursday, June 25, 2015

King v. Burwell

In a 6-3 decision the Supreme Court has ruled that Obamacare tax credits can be available on both the federal exchange and exchanges established by the individual states.

Conservatives had argued that the letter of the law allowed tax credits only on exchanges established by the states despite both the GAO and IRS ruling otherwise.

The intent of the law was never really in question. What was in question was the sloppiness of the language.

This was far and away the most mean spirited law suit I've ever heard of. It was solely aimed at taking critically needed health care away from people while providing no benefit to anyone.

Anyway, with Roberts and Kennedy joining the four liberals, the Supreme Court has done the right thing. Based upon the tone of his dissent, the Little Onion must be foaming at the mouth.

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