Monday, March 31, 2014

"Interpretive tension"

A case before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals challenges the part of Obamacare that limits subsidies to Exchanges established by the State. The IRS ignored the law and allowed subsidies for Exchanges established by the federal government.

From a WSJ editorial:

Arguing before a three-judge panel, Assistant Attorney General Stuart Delery pointed up "interpretive tension" among various complex provisions. But he also suggested that reading the text literally would undermine ObamaCare's purpose and structure of a nationwide system of subsidized health care. Try to parse that one: This is a law that its defenders argue will self-destruct if implemented as drafted by its architects.

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