Friday, June 26, 2015

Hurrah for SCOTUS-Care

(Illustration/Courtesy of WGNO.com)

By a vote of 6 to 3, the ruling of The Court
On the role of subsidies in states that don't support
Health care for their citizens has found the law's intent
Was providing coverage...  That it's what Congress meant.

The Chief Justice read the findings, noting that the law
Had some unclear language but deciding that the flaw
Didn't justify destroying the whole ACA,
Which would happen if they took the subsidies away.

From the bench, Scalia read a blistering dissent,
Said that states which opted not to have the money sent
Were within their rights and that the ruling wasn't fair,
That we should rename the law and call it SCOTUS-Care.

Maybe that's a good idea...  If we just change the name,
Keeping the protections and provisions all the same,
Making sure that patients don't get told to take a hike,
They can call the health care system anything they like.

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