The RetrieverTraining.Net Forums The Retriever Academy
Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy
Hawkeye Media Gunners Up Tritronics Outdoor Media
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Federal appeals court panel deals major blow to health law

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Wetumpka, AL
    Posts
    2,963

    Default Federal appeals court panel deals major blow to health law

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...c=al_comboPN_p

    http://tinyurl.com/m2fjrg5

    By Sandhya Somashekhar
    July 22 at 10:25 AM

    A federal appeals court panel in the District struck down a major part of the 2010 health-care law Tuesday, ruling that the tax subsidies that are central to the program may not be provided in at least half of the states.

    The ruling, if upheld, could potentially be more damaging to the law than last month’s Supreme Court decision on contraceptives. The three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with plaintiffs who argued that the language of the law barred the government from giving subsidies to people in states that chose not to set up their own insurance marketplaces. Twenty-seven states, most with Republican leaders who oppose the law, decided against setting up marketplaces, and another nine states partially opted out.

    - more -
    Eric

    WRC HR Lennoxlove's Run with Wolves JH, WCX ("Cheyenne") ... still so fondly remembered
    HRCh Struan's Devil's in De Tails SH, WCX ("Lucy")
    SR CH Struan's Flight of Fancy JH ("Muse")
    Struan's Master of the Hunt JH, WC ("Charlie")
    Struan's Just Plain Perfect ("Jane")
    Struan's Driving Us Crazy ("Daisy") ... the baby in charge

  2. #2
    Senior Member swampcollielover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    MO
    Posts
    2,100

    Default

    Another hole in that boat, we hope!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Wetumpka, AL
    Posts
    2,963

    Default

    And in other developments, the 4th Circuit issued a ruling on the same issue and found just the reverse. Their language and basis for the decision is a bit flaky but ... here we go. Both decisions will probably be appealed to the full court (called en banc). Then the loser will appeal to the Supreme Court.

    The flaw in the 4th Circuit ruling is that the court seemed to have leaned on the IRS right to interpret the law but the language "the states shall..." precede the language relating to the IRS. IOW, if the language "the states shall ..." stands, the IRS doesn't have any authority to interpret it.
    Last edited by Eric Johnson; 07-22-2014 at 01:14 PM.
    Eric

    WRC HR Lennoxlove's Run with Wolves JH, WCX ("Cheyenne") ... still so fondly remembered
    HRCh Struan's Devil's in De Tails SH, WCX ("Lucy")
    SR CH Struan's Flight of Fancy JH ("Muse")
    Struan's Master of the Hunt JH, WC ("Charlie")
    Struan's Just Plain Perfect ("Jane")
    Struan's Driving Us Crazy ("Daisy") ... the baby in charge

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •