The Surprise Obamacare Ruling That Wasn't

Since the Halbig v. Burwell decision came down ruling that insurance subsidies could only legally be provided on state exchanges, there’s been a lot of outrage from the liberal commentariat. 
As it turns out, someone knew.

Since the Halbig v. Burwell decision came down from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit -- which ruled that insurance subsidies could only legally be provided on state exchanges -- there has been a lot of outrage from the liberal commentariat. The thrust of this outrage is that obviously no one ever intended to restrict subsidies only to state exchanges, because that is now endangering the whole program, and obviously, the law’s architects did not mean to endanger the whole program.

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