Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Just word of grammarly caution. By now you’ve probably become aware that the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is in jeopardy because the Supreme Court has decided to take up the case of King v. Burwell.
In this case, the plaintiffs argue that the law states that health insurance subsidies can be provided only to citizens who obtain their insurance via state exchanges — not the federal exchange put in place for people whose states declined to set up their own. Sure, a lot of diabolical politics is behind much of this, but here’s the thing: It appears that the language that the plaintiffs are latching onto to justify their position is a mistake. Something of a “typo,” but more precisely a case of sloppy writing.
Yes, it would seem that words have meaning.
I suspect that diabolical politics is going to defeat language this time, so if I know this Supreme Court, get ready to lose your subsidies — those of you in states that defaulted to the federal exchange — and pay a lot more for health insurance.
This will impact self-employed people like writers more than people who get their insurance through their employers. And I see quite a pungent irony in that…