Religion, Politics and World Events They make great dinner conversation, don't you think? plus Political Film

Obama Unwittingly Helped Trump Undermine His Own Healthcare Plan...

Old 06-04-17, 02:38 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Godfather
Thread Starter
 
DVD Polizei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 51,617
Obama Unwittingly Helped Trump Undermine His Own Healthcare Plan...

Interesting article.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/03/u...ealth-law.html

WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials knew they were on shaky ground in spending billions of dollars on health insurance subsidies without clear authority. But they did not think a long-shot court challenge by House Republicans was cause for deep concern.

For one thing, they would be out of office by the time a final ruling in the case, filed in 2014, was handed down. They also believed that a preliminary finding against the administration would ultimately be tossed out. Finally, they figured that President Hillary Clinton could take care of the problem, if necessary.

Well, they are out of office, Mrs. Clinton is not president and the uncertain status of the cost-sharing payments now looms as the biggest threat to the stability of the insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act. A dubious decision made by the previous White House has handed the current administration a powerful weapon to wield against the health care legislation that it despises.

“The administration should not have found an appropriation where none existed,” said Nicholas Bagley, a University of Michigan law professor who has studied and written about the issue. “The Obama administration argument that the Affordable Care Act included an appropriation for the cost-sharing payments never held water.”
DVD Polizei is offline  
Old 06-04-17, 11:22 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 28,737
Re: Obama Unwittingly Helped Trump Undermine His Own Healthcare Plan...

The original title of the article is:

A version of this article appears in print on June 4, 2017, on Page A16 of the New York edition with the headline: Obama Unwittingly Left Way to Gut the Health Law.

The new title is stupid click-bait.

Shouldn't this be in the health-care thread?
Why So Blu? is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.