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The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 today that people who live in states that didn't create Obamacare exchanges can still keep receiving health insurance subsidies.
The decision is the second time the Supreme Court has ruled favorably for the Obama administration, with the last being the 2012 decision to uphold the individual mandate to purchase health insurance.
And now Justice Antonin Scalia has apparently decided enough is enough. Writing the dissenting opinion on the case, Scalia noted:
“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.”
Then he drops the hammer and says they might as well rename Obamacare:
But Scalia wasn't finished:
“the cases will publish forever the discouraging truth that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.”
The Justice has long been known for his powerful dissents from major decisions, and he has established himself as a conservative stalwart on the court.
But this latest dissent may top them all.