Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center talked about an amicus brief she wrote in the King v. Burwell case arguing in favor of subsidies for users of federally-run health care exchanges.
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CAC's Elizabeth Wydra appeared on FOX News Channel's "Happening Now" to discuss oral arguments in the latest Affordable Care Act challenge in the Supreme Court, King v. Burwell.
For the second time, the US Supreme Court is considering a challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Federal health insurance subsidies for seven million Americans will depend on how the Justices rule on arguments they heard today. Discussion includes CAC's Elizabeth Wydra.
Elizabeth Wydra, chief counsel of the Constitutional Accountability Center, said, "I was encouraged by" Kennedy's comments, "because it shows just one of the many problems with the challengers' interpretation, and Justice Kennedy says it's a serious one. I think it's just one of many hurdles that the plaintiffs need to get over," said Wydra, who was in the courtroom during arguments.
Elizabeth B. Wydra, who is representing the members of Congress who support the law known as Obamacare, told reporters during a driving rainstorm that she is “very confident in the result” of the case. She derided the argument of plaintiffs — that the subsidies should only be available in the 16 states and the District of Columbia that have set up their own insurance marketplaces – as a “gotcha litigation strategy.’’