Skip to comments.4 Worst Ways Halbig Truthers Have Spun Obamacare Architect’s Comments
Posted on 07/27/2014 4:41:55 PM PDT by kiryandil
This week saw a major victory for attorneys whove argued that, according to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, its illegal to give federal subsidies if insurance plans arent part of a state-based Obamacare exchange. The D.C. Circuit Court ruled that the legislation does not authorize such subsidies. Another court gave a somewhat muddled and mixed ruling on the matter that said such subsidies are ok, basically saying that Congress could have or would have been ok with it. The good news, for the attorneys fighting this battle, is that the mixed rulings make it more likely that theyll be able to argue their case at the Supreme Court.
In any case, when that first Halbig ruling came down, progressive fans of Obamacare continued to argue that it was insane to think that this was a clear reading of the legislation. And they were doing all right advancing this argument, or trying to, until late Thursday. Thats when video came out showing Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber making exactly the same argument made by the attorneys fighting this issue. The comments were from back when Obamacare proponents were trying to force states to set up exchanges and before most states declined to, to the shock of a deeply out-of-touch Congress. Whoopsie! Kind of hard to call your opponents crazy when theyre merely quoting the law . and agreeing with the guy who wrote the law. At least they agreed with him in 2012. In recent days, hed backtracked on his claim and joined in calling this interpretation crazypants. Again, most likely because fans of the behemoth legislation are trying to salvage it even though states didnt share Nancy Pelosis naive enthusiasm for it.
Now, in the hours since that video release, weve had a few updates. Gruber went ...
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