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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday on a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, but no clear majority was immediately apparent in the case that takes aim at a pivotal part of the statute providing tax subsidies to help people afford insurance.

Conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy, who often provides the deciding vote in close cases, said he saw a "serious constitutional problem" with the arguments mounted against the law but said the challengers still may prevail.


It all depends on whether or not Roberts crafts another obscure justification for keeping the tax subsidies in place for non-compliant states despite the plain wording of the statute.

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Good intentions don't make good law and good economics. Just like Gruber the duber said, it won't work if the states don't follow in goose-step, or words thereof. And some 37 states didn't want nothin to do with it. Oh, my. Apple pie.

In the two or three months it will take the SCOTUS to rule, maybe we will see the dems reach across the isle. You think? Nah, me neither.

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Technically only directly hits the subsidy on the policies (Tax Credit on Premium and Silver Plan out of pocket reduction) . Many self employed and others do not take any subsidy but use the full priced marketplace plans. I don't know the breakout of subsidized versus unsubsidized marketplace plans without their own state exchange.

That being said, if the subsidized members cannot pay the full premiums in the event of finding, then the population of the exchanges would become much lower and they could become insolvent and potentially unable to handle claims from those who are paying.

Alas. Another strike in the face of those who do pay..... the evil 35% percenters ..

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...or whether they're prepared to disregard the context of that verbiage and effectively yank health insurance from millions of Americans.

You are always on here ready to disregard the context of the 2nd .. shall not be infringe ... language was to prevent regulation of the right.

If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig

Florida currently has more concealed-carry permit holders than any other state, with 1,269,021 issued as of May 14, 2014

The liberal elite ... know that the people simply cannot be trusted; that they are incapable of just and fair self-government; that left to their own devices, their society will be racist, sexist, homophobic, and inequitable -- and the liberal elite know how to fix things. They are going to help us live the good and just life, even if they have to lie to us and force us to do it. And they detest those who stand in their way."
- A Nation Of Cowards, by Jeffrey R. Snyder

Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama


Democrats>Socialists>Communists - Same goals, different speeds.


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