Contradictory court decisions on ObamaCare
Federal judges in Richmond., Va., unanimously upheld the legality of subsidies for insurance exchanges in every state Tuesday. The ruling came roughly two hours after a panel of judges in Washington ruled subsidies on federal exchanges were illegal under language in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
I should have more later, assuming I'm able to fix the fucking router, but let me lay down the marker.
I think the plain meaning of the statute demands that only State exchanges get subsidized. On the other hand, there's a presumption -- gawd knows why -- that Congress only writes laws that make sense, and the plain meaning so does not make sense.
So it may be that John Roberts will once again come to Obama's rescue, no doubt making new law, exactly as his earlier decision treating the mandate as a tax did, making ObamaCare the mother of all nudges.