House GOP Wins Fight On Obamacare Subsidies ... For Now
The ruling doesn't actually affect the subsidy program just yet, and the administration is likely to file an appeal.By Eugene Daniels | May 12, 2016
In the legal fight over Obamacare, you can add a 'W' to the GOP column. At least for now.
On Thursday, a federal judge ruled the administration wasn't funding the subsidy program correctly. Basically, the subsidies help low-income families afford insurance. The sticking point is whether or not Congress actually allocated any money that insurance companies need to make policies more affordable.
The judge on the case said, "Congress authorized reduced cost sharing but did not appropriate monies for it. Congress is the only source for such an appropriation, and no public money can be spent without one."