Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Obamacare on the line at SCOTUS?

It should be shot down in flames, but then again, that should've happened the first time. We've got the exact same judiciary that got it wrong the first time, making another determination on the merits of this lawless act. While I'm praying for a miracle, I have little faith in those oligarchs deciding...
CNN: The future of health care in America is on the table -- and in serious jeopardy -- this morning in the Supreme Court.

Justices heard oral arguments in a case challenging a central provision of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. And some of the key players kept quiet, leaving court watchers guessing until a decision is announced, likely not before May or June, about the fate of the law.

In particular, Chief Justice John Roberts, who is normally an active questioner during arguments and was the key swing vote in a separate Obamacare case in 2012, said almost nothing.

The focus in the case Wednesday was on just a single section of the law governing the establishment of so-called health exchanges. But while the scope may be narrow, the stakes are enormous.

The justices must decide if they believe the law does not authorize the government to provide federal subsidies for Obamacare beneficiaries in the 34 states that didn't establish their own exchange. If the Court ultimately rules against the Obama administration, more than 5 million individuals will no longer be eligible for the subsidies, shaking up the insurance market and potentially dealing the law a fatal blow.
This is a second chance to get it right, but if we're honest about politics in America today, what are the chances that the SCOTUS would kill a presidential pet project that they've already set an unjust precedent for its survival? Maybe they'll wake up, but I've seen little indication of such phenomenon anywhere else in our nation's Capitol.

Related links: U.S. Supreme Court divided over Obamacare challenge
A First Step on the Way Out of ObamaCare

ADDENDUM: via Levin...
On Wednesday's Mark Levin Show: The U.S. Congress has failed us, the Constitution, and the entire country. They have no strategy to deal with President Obama and his totalitarian antics. Now it's up to the Supreme Court, again, to look at the issue of separation of powers through the case of King v Burwell or Obamacare. If they decide that Obama's constant revisions of Obamacare through the IRS is constitutional, it puts very few limits on the power of the Executive branch. The purpose of having Congress is for them to change the laws, not the President. If Obama keeps changing laws as he sees fit, it completely undermines the Democratic process and cuts We The People out of the process entirely.
Related link: Landmark Legal's brief in the current challenge to Obamacare

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