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 . . .