Friday, November 07, 2014

SCOTUS Gets Second Bite at Obamacare?

In a move that's come as a surprise to many, this morning the Supreme Court agreed to hear another challenge to the Affordable Care Act. While we all assumed the Court had issued its final word on the law, the lodestone of President Obama's legacy, with a 2012 decision that left it largely intact by preserving the individual mandate, this new challenge takes aim at the federal subsidies allowing those with low incomes to purchase insurances from federal exchanges. Call me cynical, but I find it at least a little bit suspect that the SCOTUS agrees to this challenge mere days after a midterm election rout that virtually ensures no legislative fixes for the law anytime soon. Like I said. Suspect. Regardless, for a pretty solid overview of what's at issue -- and what's at stake -- read this piece at Vox by Adrianna McIntyre.

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