The U.S. Supreme Court announced yesterday it would not hear a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) filed by the Goldwater Institute, which sought a repeal of the board and its power over the healthcare of more than 48 million Americans.
Every January since 1974, on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, pro-lifers have made their way from around the country to march to the Supreme Court as part of the largest pro-life rally in the United States. The 2015 rally marks the case’s 42nd anniversary.
My must read of the day is, “Supreme Court Upholds North Carolina Traffic Stop,” in NPR.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a legal challenge to a key part of the Obamacare health law that, if successful, would limit the availability of federal health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans.
My must read of the day, “Why Ted Cruz is Making a Name for Himself on Gay Marriage,” in the National Journal.
A shadowy network of wealthy liberal donors bankrolled an operation to pack one of America’s most powerful courts with progressive judges, according to documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.
Liberals are freaking out about the Halbig v. Burwell case. At issue is whether Obamacare, as written, allows for the provision of subsidies to participants in healthcare exchanges not established by the states. The Obama administration and its liberal allies argue that it does, or should, because that’s what the people who wrote the law really mean, even if the actual statute suggests otherwise. But federal courts are split, meaning the case may ultimately end up before the Supreme Court.
In recent days, the liberal argument has been dealt an embarrassing blow, after videos surfaced of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber explicating arguing that non-state run healthcare exchanges not eligible for subsidies. Gruber now claims he committed a “speak-o—you know, like a type-o.”
If the case does end up being decided by the Supreme Court, we already know how liberals will behave. Like this: