No need to cancel that doctor’s appointment, you can keep your healthcare as adjudicated by the Supreme Court today in a 6 – 3 decision affirming Obamacare Affordable Care Act. For one moment, Chief Justice Roberts along with ‘flip-flop’ Justice Anthony Kennedy joined Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan and Sotomayor to favor the best welfare and respect the overwhelming desire of the American people. Fox inevitably will call for the excommunication of the Chief Justice from the cult of singular U.S. conservatism for abandoning ‘The Graeae’: Alito, Thomas and Scalia. Plus he audaciously scolded the plaintiffs.
Healthcare for millions dangled upon whether folks on the federal exchange are entitled to receive subsidies like residents served by states opting to provide insurance networks. Ironically, the GOP utilized the regulations of their most despised governmental agency, (not the executive branch) the IRS. Relevant to opponents’ goal of unraveling ACA: arguments for results and against the Administration, deference to the IRS’s interpretation of ambiguity in the statute, principles of federalism and standing of various plaintiffs.
Lying central to Robert’s opinion is a caveat encouraging judges to dissuade prospective challenges to the viability of the law on the premised on the intention behind the law to improve people’s healthcare.
- Roberts’ court terminates future administrations from gutting tax credits presupposed upon alternative understanding. Since Congress failed to assign the management of the law to the IRS (lack of expertise) , the agency was not intended to interpret any ambiguous language.
The Chief Justice stopped short of opining the most odious aspect of the GOP and lower courts’ motivations for this lawsuit: Congress pursued litigation at the peril of the public welfare for political exploitation and advancement. Their actions over the last six years violated their fiduciary duty to their constituents and controvertible fidelity to the nation. Worst, the grounds for King v. Burwell crashed against GOP Governors refusal to assemble state exchanges and obstinately chose federal dependency instead of a cooperative free market.
GOP healthcare plan to replace ACA
Today’s victory is an auspicious reminder of Congress’ repetitive malfeasance against America. 22 million people benefit from Obamacare and the GOP was willing to replace the program with………… The wasted resources and expense in human capital with these feckless con-artist since 2009. 50 Votes at the cost of approximately $75 million and nothing was accomplished. Per the Daily Kos, the luxuriant party of the 1% for forfeited the jobs and squandered the betterment of lives in the following manner:
$150,000 jobs…. 500 per year
$75,000 jobs…. 1000 per year
$50,000 jobs…. 1500 per year
$35,000 jobs… 2142 per year
However, today’s decision established President Obama’s legacy as one of the most SUCCESSFUL administrations in US history. Paul Krugman, a vocal critic asserted this prognostication in a RollingStone article last fall. The noted economist points out healthcare, financial reform, economy, environment, national security, and finally social change as areas dramatically affected by ‘Hope and Change’. I will state along with Mr. Krugman, there are variant exceptions, dubious hiccups necessitating improvement: single payer, break up ‘too big to fail banks’, income inequality / GREED retards economic recovery, arctic / offshore drilling, and Snowden. And more recently, a confrontational leadership exuberance replaced a generally composed posture. Although, given the five rotten justices the administration we’re saddled and an abysmal Congress, his performance is stellar.
18 months left of the Obama Presidency and I’m sure it won’t be a dull ride. The TPP, the inevitable overdue passage of national marriage equality, a turbulent world and the emergent mystery issue/ crisis that inexorably will besiege the White House Though, I don’t agree with every stance President Obama has assumed, I know I voted correctly in both elections and thank goodness for Obamacare.