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Paul is now part of the fourth generation in America that is involved in farming and hopes the next generation will be involved also. Through his blog he provides analysis and insight to farmer tax questions.
The Supreme Court released their long awaited ruling on whether participants obtaining health insurance from the federal marketplace instead of the state sponsored exchanges would be allowed to have subsidies, etc. In a 6-3 decision (Chief Justice Roberts plus Kennedy and the 4 more liberal justices ruled in favor plus Scalia, Thomas and Alito ruling against), the Court indicated the overall goal of Obamacare was more important than the actual writing of the law. Even though the law was clear on the writing, the Court ruled that the intent trumped the 4 words in the law that was in dispute.
Justice Scalia thought that the name should be changed from Obamacare to SCOTUScare since the Supreme Court has "saved" the law twice now. The income-based subsidies were crucial to the law's success and if the Court had ruled against the current law, then 6.4 million Americans, absent a congressional or state fix, would no longer have subsidies. This ruling is a victory for President Obama, however, I believe that Republicans in Congress may be relieved not to have a fight regarding how to respond if the Court had ruled otherwise.
For farmers, this means that their employees in states where the federal exchange provides the marketplace, the employees will continue to obtain their premium subsidy.
If there is a change in the White House beginning in 2017, we may see some material changes to Obamacare, but until then, the current version will be in effect (with minor changes).
Stanton, you are naive to think this was a "clerical error." Ever hear the name Jonathan Gruber? The law was meant to bully the states into setting up exchanges. The dems just didn't expect the states to say "keep your money. " The court just bailed Obama out of a bad bluff.
I suppose those who hate Obama care are going to refuse the socialist money you get from social security, medicade, medicare and gov. disability.
Stanton, yes I do know more. I have read the Constitution and understand the rights given by it. The Supreme Court has gone outside its boundaries in this and many more rulings lately. It is sad so many ignorant people like yourself do not see this. I feel bad that you are unable to understand the rule of law and how it works. If the law was written wrong, the legislative branch of government needs to rewrite the law. Not the Supreme Court. I'm not sure what you meant by I chose the wrong occupation. How does this ruling help me?