A decision in favor of the plaintiffs would help more people than it would hurt.
By Phil Kerpen — June 9, 2015
As we await a decision in King v. Burwell, public focus is shifting from the legal arguments to the practical and political consequences if a majority on the Supreme Court orders the Obama administration to give meaning to the words “established by the state.” If the Court does, there will be three major immediate impacts in the states that declined to establish exchanges:
1. Millions will be exposed to the full cost of Obamacare’s sky-high premiums, with taxpayers no longer picking up the tab via subsidies.
2. Millions will have the chance to regain lost hours and income at work, because the employer mandate and its infamous 30-hour rule will no longer be in effect.
3. Millions will be exempt from Obamacare’s individual mandate, the most hated part of the law.
We know President Obama’s solution: a “fix” that saves subsidies for the people in the first group by revictimizing people in the other two.
Read the whole thing at National Review.
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