Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed a major victory to President Obama and the so-called "Affordable Care Act." In a 6-3 decision, the Justices upheld the insurance subsidies established by the federal government.
In his dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia notes that the highest court of the land has "rescued" Obamacare multiple times, dubbing the law, "SCOTUScare". He writes,
"Having transformed two major parts of the law, the Court today has turned its attention to a third. The Act that Congress passed makes tax credits available only on an ‘Exchange established by the State.’ This Court, however, concludes that this limitation would prevent the rest of the Act from working as well as hoped. So it rewrites the law to make tax credits available everywhere. We should start calling this law SCOTUScare."
As our very own Craig DiSesa recently wrote in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, "No matter the outcome of King v. Burwell, Virginia legislators need to be proactive in developing a more robust, free market health care delivery system."
While we have challenges ahead, we are grateful for our Nation, and the Commonwealth of Virginia, which on this day in 1788 became the 10th state to ratify the Constitution. And here at The Middle Resolution, we pledge to keep fighting to protect that Constitution, and restore the principles of limited government in our Commonwealth and Nation.
While the King v. Burwell result is disappointing, we must continue to move forward in working towards free-market health care reforms, and electing conservative leaders like Glen Sturtevant to the Virginia Senate. Thank you for your support!
Your Middle Resolution Team