Looks like the Halbig decision may lead to another (pleasant?) surprise for many.
The DC Circuit Court decision ruled states with federal-created exchanges can’t qualify for fed subsidies, because O’care law says only state-created exchanges get them.
Guess what else only pertains to state-created exchanges? Mandate penalties.
According to a year-old Washington Times op-ed, text of O’care law “..unambiguously says that a ‘state‘ must set up the exchange to enforce the tax credit and the mandate.”
For 36 states, sounds like consumers are off the hook if they opt-out of Obamacare. (The citizens of those states may want to check this out for themselves.)
For those in 14 states with state-created exchanges…thank Democrat lawmakers…
…because the Mandate Penalties toll for thee.