Is it really ever a good day to be Nancy Pelosi? We’re not sure. But we can safely say that today is a very bad one:
Nancy Pelosi passed Obamacare, but the DC Appeals Court found out what was in it. #Halbig
— Seth (@dcseth) July 22, 2014
This has gotta hurt:
Dealing a major blow to President Obama, a federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that subsidies to purchase insurance were illegally granted in 36 states in which the federal government runs the exchanges.
At issue in the case, Halbig v. Burwell, are the subsidies that the federal government provides for individuals purchasing insurance through Obamacare. Though the text of the law says the subsidies were to go to individuals obtaining insurance through an “exchange established by the state,” a rule released by the Internal Revenue Service subsequently instructed that subsidies would also apply to exchanges set up on behalf of states by the federal government.
But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit concluded that Obamacare “unambiguously restricts the … subsidy to insurance purchased on Exchanges ‘established by the State.’ ”
So, basically, Obamacare has suffered another setback, this time thanks to just a handful of words in the written legislation. Darn it, Nancy. If only you’d read the bill before you passed it to find out what was in it!
— ن Mikey Ramone ن (@ThePantau) July 22, 2014
— Pradheep Shanker MD (@Neoavatara) July 22, 2014
Aaaand yet another reminder of why you don’t shove a bill thru Congress w/out knowing ‘what’s in it’ CC: Pelosi #Halbig
— Alyssa Farah (@Alyssafarah) July 22, 2014
I guess Pelosi finally found out what was in the bill. #Halbig
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) July 22, 2014
Dear Nancy Pelosi, in light of Halbig, thank you for not reading the law before voting on it.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) July 22, 2014
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) July 22, 2014