BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Withdraws Decision Defunding Obamacare
by IAN MILLHISER, Think Progress
Sep 04, 2014 | 438 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In July, two Republican judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit handed down a decision defunding much of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This effort to implement Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) top policy priority from the bench was withdrawn on Thursday by the DC Circuit, and the case will be reheard by the full court — a panel that will most likely include 13 judges. In practical terms, this means that July’s judgment cutting off subsidies to consumers who buy insurance plans in federally-operated health exchanges is no more. It has ceased to be. It is, in fact, an ex-judgment.

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