This is the news many of us have been waiting for. This is one of the unconstitutional decisions that Dictator Obama did on his own without going to the Congress to get funding for the subsidy spending that Obama gave consent to for Obama Care except for the fact that Congress never appropriated the money for and it is the House of Representatives and only them that have the purse strings to appropriate money under the Constitution. About a year ago then House Speaker John Boehner and the Republican House decide to sue the Obama Administration for unconstitutionally appropriating funds without the consent of the Congress and now a Federal Judge has come down with her ruling- potentially stopping $175 billion in subsidies.
The following was posted by Ed Morrissey, published by Hot Air News “The Obama administration unlawfully paid billions of dollars to insurance providers under the Affordable Care Act without a funding appropriation from Congress, a federal district judge in Washington ruled on Thursday.”
“The insurance subsidies were designed to offset discounts that insurers were required to give eligible lower-income Americans under the health care reform law. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer said federal agencies could not fund the subsidies through another section of the health care law that allocated money for tax credits.”
“Paying out Section 1402 reimbursements without an appropriation thus violates the Constitution,” Collyer wrote. “Congress authorized reduced cost sharing but did not appropriate monies for it, in the FY 2014 budget or since. Congress is the only source for such an appropriation, and no public money can be spent without one.”
So there you have it, it’s exactly how it should be ruled. If this ruling stands Obama Care will be finished, there will be no subsidies for the people who would be asking to qualify for them because there would be no money. If this happens it will be up to the Republican Congress to come up with a plan that would make sense. The Republicans have promised that they would come up with a better plan more in line with our capitalistic system. There have been a number of ideas such as allowing crossing of state lines for better competition to keep the cost down, vouchers and I always said there was nothing wrong with catastrophic insurance which this should have been added to begin with instead of tearing down the whole insurance industry for this cancer called Obama Care the stepping stone to a single payer system that all the liberals (socialists) in Congress want.
The biggest thing coming out of this ruling if it stands is that once again it shows the dictator tendencies of Obama. If he doesn’t get what he wants from Congress he will do it on his own. That’s not how our checks and balances work and Obama knows it. Just add another one to the criminal actions by Obama. The pile is getting very large.