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  •  New ACA Lawsuit!? (3+ / 0-)
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    rebel ga, Crashing Vor, bythesea

    This story hasn't been covered much but seems worrisome. Has anyone here seen this? Any legal people think it could be a real problem? I'm not concern-trolling. Trying to find out what this really means and why it isn't being more broadly reported.

    Opponents of the federal health-care law can move forward with a lawsuit challenging some subsidies for people who buy health insurance, but the financial assistance will remain in place while the case proceeds, a federal judge said Tuesday.

    The mixed ruling means the Obama administration will have to mount a full defense of the law’s subsidy provisions in a Washington, D.C., federal court. Challengers had sought a preliminary injunction to block subsidies immediately for those who buy health insurance through federally run online exchanges.

    "The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time." - Terry Tempest Williams

    by your neighbor on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 03:04:36 PM PDT

    •  I'm a little bit concerned about that one (3+ / 0-)
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      jj32, bythesea, your neighbor

      It is limited to people who must use the federal exchange, but I'm one of them.

      I'm not incredibly concerned because I suspect it will be one of those things where the precise language of the law (basis for the suit) doesn't appear to line up with the intent of Congress to some who read it.

      But you never know what's going to happen in a court.

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      by dinotrac on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 03:25:10 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah, I asked about this (2+ / 0-)
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      bythesea, your neighbor

      and someone replied that it wouldnt be a big issue.

      If we are talking about Congress's intent, I dont know how anyone could believe that  Congress wouldnt want subsidies in the federal exchange. But I'm not a lawyer.

      Of course, it seems like a very simple fix here, in theory, would be to pass legislation just amending the law.

      If it comes to that, needing legislation(say, because SCOTUS voted against the admin on this), then I wonder if GOP would go along.

      •  They want to break it (1+ / 0-)
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        your neighbor

        They want ACA as broken as possible, to work as poorly as possible and be an unbearable burden for as many people as possible.

        Any legislative fix for any aspect of ACA will be DOA until the GOP is MIA.

        Those who ignore the future are condemned to repeat it.

        by enigmamf on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 04:25:05 PM PDT

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