Burwell and King v. Burwell claim: it restricts premium-assistance tax credits to those who enroll in ObamaCare coverage through an Exchange established by the State. Quoth Gruber : I think whats important to remember politically about this, is if youre a state and you dont set up an Exchange, that means your citizens dont get their tax credits. As I explained in a post earlier today , Gruber has changed his story now that the meaning of those words is politically inconvenient. He is now calling such claims screwy, nutty, stupid, criminal, yadda, yadda, yadda. And hes not just saying it to you and me. He has told two federal courts that the Halbig/Kinginterpretation is implausible. Gruber scarcely had time to plead temporary insanity with regard to his 2012 comments when someone on the interwebs uncoveredanother example of Gruber explaining in January 2012 that the PPACA withholds tax credits from states that do not establish Exchanges. I transcribe: A number of states have even turned down millions of dollars in federal government grants as a statement of some sort. They dont support health care reform.I guess Im enough of a believe in democracy to think that when the voters in states see that by not setting up an Exchange, the politicians in their state are costing state residents hundreds of millions and billions of dollars that theyll eventually throw the guys out.
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