A Federal judge ruled in favor of the House GOP Thursday in response to the Obamacare lawsuit they filed. Obama did overstep his authority.
Obamacare is a disaster. More and more insurance companies are dropping out, the co-ops are all gone or on life support except one, and most of the increase in numbers of people on Obamacare is attributable to people being subsidized with free healthcare – Medicaid.
This lawsuit was about the multi-million dollar program authorizing payments to insurers that Republicans say were not appropriated by Congress, which is true. On the question of whether the money could be distributed anyway under another program, US District Judge Rosemary Collyer wrote in her opinion: “It cannot.”
The states said that Obamacare was sold with the idea that no federal subsidies would go to their states if the states refused the Medicaid expansion. Rule-happy Obama turned around and wrote another ‘rule’ and did it anyway
“None of the Secretaries’ extra-textual arguments – whether based on economics, “unintended” results, or legislative history – is persuasive,” Judge Collyer wrote. “The Court will enter judgment in favor of the House of Representatives and enjoin the use of unappropriated monies to fund reimbursements due to insurers” under that section.
She then said she would stay the injunction, giving the administration a chance to appeal.
“Today’s ruling that President Obama has once again overstepped his constitutional authority should come as no surprise, as this has been the administration’s pattern over the past 7 and a half years,” a spokesman with the National Republican Congressional Committee said in a statement.
The states already brought a similar case based on the origination clause but SCOTUS found in the government’s favor in a bizarre decision. Can you imagine how bad it will be once the SCOTUS is filled with leftists? Don’t forget the right supposedly has the advantage now.
Not for nothing but California wants to put all illegal aliens on Obamacare. They already put all illegal alien children on free Obamacare.
The administration has been doling out the subsidies like candy so they will have all of those supporters. They cheated, they lied, they extorted and blackmailed to get this lousy bill through and the corruption continues. Le’t not forget that the “stupid American people” were Grubered. You know what I have to say to Gruber.
Your money is their money – totally. The government isn’t even checking for fraud and that information comes from the government – the GAO.
Someone needs to stop this.
Josh Earnest took the opportunity to taunt the GOP. Unfortunately this administration doesn’t care about doing what is right for the American people. They care about getting their way.