Washington Examiner: Obamacare legal decision is a setback, but not yet fatal

Washington Examiner: Obamacare legal decision is a setback, but not yet fatal

By Sean Lengell

In the legal chess match over health care, the Obama administration’s next move is promising. 

An appeals court dealt the law a potentially devastating blow today when it agreed with critics who charged that subsidies should not be provided to millions of people who live in states that do not run their own insurance exchanges.

Elizabeth Taylor, executive director of the National Health Law Program, expects the court will take up the case due to its “exceptional importance.”

Taylor added the full court may be inclined to revisit the case because the two judges on the appeals court panel who struck down the Obamacare provision based their decision on a legal interpretation that was “starkly out of line” with case law. Read the full article here. »

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