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Little-Known Legal Challenge That Could Torpedo Obamacare
ABC News ^ | Apr 14, 2014 12:55pm | Ariane de Vogue

Posted on 04/16/2014 12:04:48 AM PDT by Olog-hai

While the Supreme Court considers one challenge to a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a federal appeals court located just blocks away is contemplating a separate challenge that could have much more dire consequences for the future of the law. […]

The conflict at the center of the Halbig (vs. Sebelius) case (and three other challenges across the country) has to do with tax subsidies granted to those who seek to obtain insurance from the exchanges. The ACA grants the credits to qualifying individuals in order to defray the cost of the insurance. Millions of Americans are expected to take advantage of the subsidies. But challengers to the law dispute who is eligible for the tax credits.

On one side, the IRS interprets the law as authorizing the agency to grant tax credits to individuals using either the state or federal exchanges. On the other side are challengers to the law who question that interpretation. The challengers say that while the text of the law allows the subsidies for the state-run exchanges, there is nothing in the law that says the subsidies should be available for the federal exchanges. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: halbigvsebelius; legalchallenge; obamacare; zerocare

1 posted on 04/16/2014 12:04:48 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Please... Like Obama won’t raise his sceptre and ‘fix’ the problem.


2 posted on 04/16/2014 12:25:42 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

It’s been the GOP-e helping him to lift that scepter. Without that help, it could easily drop on his big toe.


3 posted on 04/16/2014 12:27:50 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Ted will need our help.


4 posted on 04/16/2014 12:57:12 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: Organic Panic

Somebody, somewhere — a janitor, perhaps, just tidying up at the printing office, will find a page that was meant to replace the one with the defective language. “Eureka,” he will shout, as he rushes into the midst of the fray with the new page clasped tightly in his fingers.

Then, all will once again be right in ‘Bammycare land.


5 posted on 04/16/2014 8:23:36 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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