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House Wins Obamacare Lawsuit

From the Washington Examiner:

In a major victory for Republicans, a federal judge ruled that the Obama administration didn’t fund Obamacare’s subsidies properly.

The judge said Thursday that the subsidy program will remain in place pending an appeal. The win means that potentially millions of people could lose tax credits intended to help them pay for the cost of healthcare . . .

Obamacare’s tax credits are given to Obamacare customers to pay down the cost of premiums, while the cost-sharing reductions are given to insurers to help with deductibles and co-pays.

Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled that Congress never appropriated the funding for the cost-sharing payments.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest accused Republicans of political gamesmanship.

“It’s unfortunate that Republicans have resorted to a taxpayer-funded lawsuit to refight a political fight that they keep losing. They’ve been losing this fight for six years. And they’ll lose it again,” he said.

Well, if at first you don’t succeed . . .

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10 Responses to House Wins Obamacare Lawsuit

  1. In a way Ol’ Josh is right. If the stupid party had just done their effing jobs and DEFUNDED the effing thing the lawsuit wouldn’t have been needed.
    Effing pussies.

  2. So the Reps are happy about taking away people’s insurance with no alternative in its place? Uh–I kind of read this everyday about Republicans…mean, uncaring…

      • Yeah Star, they’re just busting their asses to fix what should have never happened in the first place.

        Note that they get their raises on time.

        All of them and their families should be required to be on Obamacare.

        • Members of Congress should have to go to the VA? What? And it’s OK to cut off subsidies people now count on because they should never have been given them in the first place? This is another reason the Rep Party ,if it even is one anymmore, is in disrepute.

          • Yes Star it is OK to cut them off. This is a trainwreck in progress. There is a way to write legislation to repeal Obamacare and allow transition for those getting subsidies.
            And I hate to say it but Obama and the dems didn’t give a damn about those that had plans that were kicked off plans and networks they liked to be forced into Obamacare to give the subsidies to those people that have them now.

    • Obamacare is already taking away far more than it is giving.
      Those ‘millions now covered’ are smokescreens. Half if not more are just expanded Medicaid rolls that could have been done without the mandate and over reach and half of the rest are those that had their policies canceled because of Obamacare and the rest, well they could have been covered for a helluva lot less in cost and regulation that the worst piece of legislation ever passed since prohibition.
      And I don’t write the above as a political opponent. I write it as one who entered the healthcare field in 1979, co-authored one of the definitive articles on the coming new delivery of helathcare in the aftermath of the Medicare DRG switchover, and worked in that system for 20 + years.
      This nation has needed healthcare reform for a long time, what it would have been better off for an eternity without was the Affordable Care Act.

  3. What does he mean, “They keep losing.”

    They won this one.

    (And it’s not the Republicans who won, it was The House of Representatives who won.)