Setback for health care law

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:57 AM
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WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.

If upheld, the decision could mean premium increases for more than half of the 8 million Americans who purchased taxpayer-subsidized insurance under the law.

It affects consumers who purchased their coverage through the federal insurance marketplace — or exchange— that serves 36 states.

A three-judge panel in Washington ruled 2-1 that the law, as written, only allows insurance subsidies in states that have set up their own exchanges. That invalidated an Internal Revenue Service regulation that allowed subsidies in all 50 states.

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 07/22/14 - 11:14 am
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YES!!

Actual headline: "Setback for health care law".
Better headline: "Victory for rule of law and taxpayers".
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Thank God for the judiciary which is today the only barrier between the administration and a totalitarian state which cavalierly disregards the rule of law.

KSL
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KSL 07/22/14 - 11:16 am
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Dixie

You would think our elected reps ought be our first line.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 07/22/14 - 11:39 am
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RULING
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Obama's team is appealing to a district court which is in Washington. So don't get too happy because this ruling will be over turned by the libs.

faithson
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faithson 07/22/14 - 11:40 am
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This ruling will effect some

This ruling will effect some 5 million people.. who most likely will find their premiums to costly after this ruling. It does not have any effect on the law itself. You'all practice a strain of 'Christianity' that gives me pause, as your interpretation of 'Brother' as explained and lived by Our Lord obviously is not of a compassionate nature, but that of a self interested social club.

rugerguy
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rugerguy 07/22/14 - 11:48 am
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Not good

I got my hopes up and they came right back down. I am all for wanting the HRA to go away but this ruling means the people who can afford it the least will now be affected the most if they have to pay more for their federally required mandatory health insurance. I still think the insurance companies are to blame for the institution of this socialism and they bought our leaders to push it through.

carcraft
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carcraft 07/22/14 - 12:11 pm
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Maybe if Pelosi and her

Maybe if Pelosi and her fellow Democrats had actually read the law before passing it! Nah we have to pass it to find out what's in it right?
Well SUPRISE!!!!! I know Obama can just strike that line out and put in what ever he wants like the date the employer mandate takes effect, correct? No, he isn't king is he. Well he sure acts like he is king...

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/22/14 - 12:55 pm
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"You'all practice a strain of

"You'all practice a strain of 'Christianity' that gives me pause, as your interpretation of 'Brother' as explained and lived by Our Lord obviously is not of a compassionate nature, but that of a self interested social club."

What does that have to with government? Chrstian principles also say "thou shalt not steal"; which is exactly what you are doing when yu use the force of government to take from one who is unwilling, and give to another.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/22/14 - 03:25 pm
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And the Fourth Circuit in

And the Fourth Circuit in Richmond issued a ruling in favor of the law that said the subsidies were ok.

Why didn't the AC report that?

It's going to the Supreme Court, as it should.

To everyone on both sides, don't count chickens before they are hatched. Who knows how the Supreme Court will rule.

faithson
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faithson 07/22/14 - 04:55 pm
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Chronicle looks like ole PRAVDA

If you don't think that the Chronicle is not manipulating its content in support of the radical right, than your NOT paying attention. Say what you will about getting spoon fed all this divisive radical right info without a slice of how the other side sees their position, but it reminds me of the news broadcasts About what the Russians believe is going on in the world, they just love hearing what they WANT to hear, don't let the other side of things in, they like it in their cozy little 'bubble' of their politicians and pundits liking's.

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 07/22/14 - 05:20 pm
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@ faithson

You'll find that politically our newsroom is much like most newsrooms across the country - largely liberal. Our Editorial position and our journalistic endeavors are entirely separate. I'm walking out the door right now. so I can't debate this issue, but I will stand by our journalistic integrity. We definitely do not manipulate our coverage to support conservative politics, and our reporters are professional enough to not let their political leanings affect their coverage.

Mike Rosier
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Mike Rosier 07/22/14 - 05:30 pm
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@faithson

Ditto what Sean said ..

faithson
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faithson 07/22/14 - 06:59 pm
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I will stand by our journalistic integrity.

I remember well, an article I read from a Journalist professor up in Tennessee. He indicated to his students that if ever there was a newspaper that straddled the line between journalism and down right advocacy, the Augusta Chronicle was the case in point. They studied the AC to see how NOT to perform their jobs as journalists. This was years ago, but I have never since seen anything in the AC's content to make me think otherwise, and I am SURE Billy would have no other way. Tell me Sean, how come there was NO mention of the court ruling in the Richmond, VA case only 2 hours after you immediately posted the DC circuit court outcome... hummmmmm

cush1944
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cush1944 07/22/14 - 07:19 pm
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"This was years ago, but I

"This was years ago, but I have never since seen anything in the AC's content to make me think otherwise"
faithson, I'm not surprised. It is obvious you see only what you wish to see.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 07/23/14 - 05:56 am
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Well that settles it....if a
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Well that settles it....if a journalism professor said it, then it MUST be true.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 07/23/14 - 06:26 am
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"Tell me Sean, how come there
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"Tell me Sean, how come there was NO mention of the court ruling in the Richmond, VA case only 2 hours after you immediately posted the DC circuit court outcome... hummmmmm"

Could it be because it was 2 hours AFTER the DC court outcome was posted. Did you want them to mention the DC court decision BEFORE it actually happened?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/23/14 - 06:50 am
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Don't mess with Sean

He is a honest man.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 07/23/14 - 07:44 am
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Journalism Professor

LOL, that's funny. So, faithson, what was his political affiliation? Don't answer, it's rhetorical.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 07/23/14 - 09:58 am
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to this day the dims still

to this day the dims still have not read their signature law that they signed, it was poorly written, a partisian bill that was highly unpopular that passed only with the changing of senate rules to ram it thru...obumler has changed it how many times 22? i lost track...the worst impact of this law is yet to come as each change postpones the pain of this bill till after election..the reason it was designed thru subsized state exchanges was to mask the real cost of the bill...that is why so may states did not sign up..after the intial fed dollars ...the support was to be gradually removed..it has NEVER BEEN ABOUT HEALTH CARE..it has always been about creating more govt dependancy and a wealth transfer from the working middle class ...obumlers goals is a 2 class system..the ruling elite and the rest of us...

faithson
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faithson 07/23/14 - 12:34 pm
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haaummmm...

it has been almost a full day and still no mention of the VA ruling...

nothing on Sean here, he is a good man... just questioning how they interpret the meaning of 'journalism' when it comes to 'fully' informing the public.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 07/23/14 - 12:48 pm
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faithson....you never seem so
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faithson....you never seem so ourtaged when liberal media outlets fail to report things. How many reported the finding of WMD's in Iraq....or that ISIS found them. How many reported the numerous times the President was held in contempt for various court violations? You seem very one sided in your outrage.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 07/23/14 - 12:52 pm
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More things the media fails
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More things the media fails to report....where's the outrage?

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/06/06/Mainstream-Media-Did-...

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