All eyes across the fruited plain should be watching what the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States of America say today. Today SCOTUS hears the case of King v. Burwell. The individuals and groups that support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are starting to show their desperation on how these justices will react to the claims of King, et al.
Tax bills are starting to be generated. And another lawsuit waiting to happen is going to be based on the government’s ineptitude. Apparently 800,000 folks received incorrect information from the IRS regarding their Premium Tax Credits. Then the IRS, in an unusual fit of magnanimity, announced that it won’t penalize those who received the wrong information from the Health Exchanges. Talk about inequitable treatment.
Then we heard about more glitches at the federal level and particularly in California: an excuse to extend the deadline to give people the opportunity to not pay the no insurance coverage fine.
And with tax time upon us, many middle class folks are finding they have to pay back the tax credits they received, and just when they were getting back on their feet. I wonder how the working class voters are going to feel about their Democratic Congresscritters when they see their tax bill.
At this point, I’d be willing to bet that a lot of folks that supported health care reform wish they could take it back now. In the privacy of their own Faraday Cage hope that SCOTUS hands them a lifeline and finds for the plaintiffs, undoing the Obamacare mandate.
Then, they hope, with the do over, they can get this change right.