Obama Scolds Supreme Court For Taking Up Obamacare Subsidy Case
Katie Pavlich | Jun 08, 201
Speaking during a press conference today in Germany as part of the G7 Summit, President Obama ripped the Supreme Court for taking up King v. Burwell, the case questioning the legality of Obamacare subsidies given to people living in states without state based exchanges.
"This should be an easy case. Frankly, it probably shouldn't even have been taken up," Obama saidkeep reading
Obama again voiced that confidence on Monday, and urged the court not to rule otherwise.
He said it's safe to "assume" the court will do what most legal scholars expect and "play it straight." Obama said it has been well-documented that Congress never intended to exclude people who went through the federal exchange.
To rule the other way, the president said, would be a "contorted reading of the statute" and a "twisted interpretation."
But if that does happen, Obama said, "that throws off how that exchange operates" and millions of people would lose subsidies.
"It's a bad idea," Obama said.