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  • Supreme Court SAVES Obamacare: Upholds State Subsidies

    In a surprising 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court has sold out again deciding to uphold nationwide subsidies in Obamacare.

    King v. Burwell was the court case challenging whether individuals living in states without state-based Obamacare exchanges are eligible to receive federal healthcare subsidies.

    Striking yet another blow to the millions of Americans who don’t want to be forced to subsidize national healthcare was Chief Justice John Roberts, who’s responsible for writing the pro-Obamacare opinion in 2012 that saved the law’s individual mandate.

    King v. Burwell involved four people who said they couldn’t technically receive federal subsidies on the federal state exchange because Obamacare specifically refers to subsidies “established by the State.” In other words, the law wasn’t written to allocate subsidies on a national exchange for people who didn’t live in a state with an exchange.

    “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them,” the 6-3 majority ruled in its decision.

    Obamacare was rammed through Congress and was horrifically written. And yet the Supreme Court, even as Obama has chided and repeatedly disrespected them, is hellbent on saving and now fixing this terrible law.

    And to that end, Justice Scalia didn’t mince words in his dissent.

    Scalia wrote that the American people should start calling Obama’s healthcare law “SCOTUS Care,” NBC News reported.

    For their part, the GOP hasn’t done much to gut Obamacare. A mjority of  Senate Republicans want to extend Obamacare subsidies through the 2016 elections, while House Republicans were praying that the SCOTUS had killed the bill.

    A whopping 51.4 percent of Americans still oppose Obamacare.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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