Monday, November 10, 2014

Supreme Corp will hear the Obamacare subsidy case

Recall this post where a DC circuit panel ruled to deny Obamacare subsidies on federally-run exchanges. The White House asked for and received that the full DC circuit hear it, which is planned on the docket. But before the DC circuit rules the Supreme Corp decided to hear the case when it wasn't necessary. This is a very bad omen signalling that the regressive Justices plan to confirm the denial of the subsidies, in effect completely killing Obamacare. Very sick news.

Paul Krugman commenteted:

"Once upon a time, this lawsuit would have been literally laughed out of court. Instead, however, it has actually been upheld in some lower courts, on straight party-line votes — and the willingness of the Supremes to hear it is a bad omen. So let’s be clear about what’s happening here. Judges who support this cruel absurdity aren’t stupid; they know what they’re doing. What they are, instead, is corrupt, willing to pervert the law to serve political masters. And what we’ll find out in the months ahead is how deep the corruption goes."

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