So one court said “no” and the other said “yes” and in the end it will be up to the Supreme Court…again. Remember when the President could do what he wished? Well, that was back in the days of Washington and Adams…when things were hectic (which explains why we are still going through this four years later) Congress wrote the ACA to say that subsidies would be provided through “an exchange established by the State” – so when the Feds moved in, the opposition was also on the move. The problem, of course, is that the law was drafted to give the states incentives to set up the exchanges (money!), but when 36 did not take them up on the offer something had to be done. They did the right thing…but without permission.
Drafting Opposition for Obamacare Due to Drafting Error in Legislation
August 5, 2014