Right wingers have been waiting, saliva dripping from their open mouths, for a chance to stop poor people from having access to health insurance. A three-judge panel may finally grant right wingers’ wish and issue a ruling that will kill Obamacare.
Any day now, a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to rule in Halbig v. Burwell, an expansive challenge that goes directly after federal insurance subsidies. An unfavorable outcome stands to cripple a core component of Obamacare, without which the law may not be able to survive. Two of the judges, both Republican appointees, expressed varying degrees of sympathy for the challengers’ case.