June 25, 2015 Obamacare dodged yet another existential threat Thursday at the Supreme Court, making the law’s survival more assured than ever before.
In a 6-3 ruling written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Court upheld Obamacare’s insurance subsidies nationwide, rejecting a potentially devastating lawsuit that had aimed to ax those payments to people in 34 states.
The ruling is a huge relief for President Obama, whose signature domestic achievement was on the line; and for Republicans, who were deeply divided over possible “fixes” if the Court had ruled the other way.
It’s also the second time in three years Roberts has helped pull Obamacare back from the brink of disaster; Thursday’s ruling came almost exactly three years after Roberts cast the deciding vote to uphold the health care law’s individual mandate.
Source: John Roberts Saves Obamacare, Again – NationalJournal.com
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