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Obamacare court defense crumbles: Column
USA Today

When a three-judge DC Circuit Court panel earlier this week agreed with the plaintiffs in Halbig v Sebelius, the most potent legal challenge to Obamacare, the law’s supporters went ballistic. The lawsuit challenged the legality of the subsidies that the administration was handing out through federal exchanges in 34 states. It argued that these subsidies were illegal because Obamacare had explicitly limited them to state-run exchanges.

The New Republic’s Brian Beutler wrote that the judges had validated a claim that even the “people advancing it realize is false.” University of Chicago health care expert Harold Pollack denounced the ruling as “judicial activism” that ignored the plain intent of Congress.

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