SCOTUS takes on Obamacare, round two
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell. The stakes  couldn’t be higher. At issue is the legality of Obamacare subsidies. The Obama Administration must argue it has the legal authority to issue subsidies in all 50 states, even though the Affordable Care Act only allows for subsidies through an “exchange established by the state.”
That very point was driven home by none other than Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, who admitted in 2012 that , “[I]f you’re a state and you don’t set up an Exchange, that means your citizens don’t get their tax credits. “
If the court upholds the challenge, it will be a deadly blow to the Affordable Care Act. The pillar of the program – that costs can be controlled through subsidies – will be blown away. How can the federal government mandate the purchase of health insurance if it can’t attempt to control rising costs?
The point is, it can’t.
The legality of Obamacare has rested in a perpetual grey area since the day it was passed by Congress. Now that it’s having its (second) day in court, there should be no doubt that a law this shaky shouldn’t be considered enforceable. The left will try to make this about politics. It’s not. It’s about the rule of law and one administration’s constant attempt to circumvent it.
Tomorrow, as the Supreme Court considers arguments, Tea Party Patriots will be out in full force. We’ll be there, on the court steps, fighting to end Obamacare. We hope you’ll join us! It’s time to hold the Obama White House accountable for the disaster that is Obamacare.
- 1- Cunningham, Paige Winfield. A guide to King v. Burwell. http://washingtonexaminer.com 2 March 2015.
- 1- Jones, Susan. Jonathan Gruber: No Obamacare Subsidies in States That Don’t Set Up Exchanges. http://cnsnews.com 5 January 2015.