“If successful, plaintiffs in Halbig v. Sebelius would have blocked premium tax credits in 36 states where the federal government is running an ObamaCare marketplace.”
The suit centers around is the plain text of the “we need to pass it to find out what’s in it” Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It clearly states that only state established healthcare exchanges may distribute subsidies. With subsidies come penalties, and ONLY state exchanges can issue subsidies and ONLY in states with a state exchange can the IRS tax you for not buying insurance.
That same subsidy/penalty language was not part of the PPACA provision that established the federal exchanges.
What is the problem you ask?
The IRS is issuing subsidies and enforcing the penalties under the federal exchanges – in violation of the law.
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