October 28, 2013

HealthCare.gov Is Unconstitutional

Filed under: Economy,Health Care,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 11:30 am

From NetRight Daily:

How federal exchanges could kill Obamacare

Even if Healthcare.gov is fixed, the federal exchanges available on it may yet prove to be the law’s Achilles heel.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is allowing a case to move forward that could gut Obamacare insurance subsidies in 34 states that opted not to implement state-run exchanges.

If the plaintiffs prevail, the American people will be able to thank those governors that fought hard in the past year to opt out of Obamacare. Because of their decision, under the law, the government has to create a federal exchange in lieu of the state-run exchange.

But, the problem is the law never allowed those federal exchanges to issue subsidies for insurance policies. Only state-run exchanges were given that privilege.

The fallout from this effort, if successful (and if the courts follow the law, it will be, but we know that can’t be predicted), could force states to set up their own exchanges or force their citizens to lose billions in subsidies. Or, better yet, it could cause the states to say, “We’re going to set up our own system completely independent of federal oversight.”

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1 Comment

  1. I’m afraid that relying on the courts to follow the law is becoming foolish. How awful it is to say that, by the way.

    ObamaCare really can only end through legislated dissassembly or implosion. And I don’t think an implosion will take too long, based on the blind foolishness of those who wrote it, and the incompetence of those trying it implement it.

    Comment by Yukio Ngaby — October 28, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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