ICYMI 8/18 – Opinion – On Tuesday, a federal district court judge in Texas ordered the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to return more than $839 million to six states.
U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had unlawfully required six states — Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin — to foot the bill for health care providers, paying a fee that Obamacare clearly exempted them from.
Louisiana Solicitor General Liz Murrill, who helped argue the case, told PJ Media:
“This is a prime example of how the administrative state works — and how difficult it can be to unravel the work of deep state bureaucrats.”
Judge O’Connor ruled that that Obamacare bureaucrats violated the plain text of the Affordable Care Act to effectively “steal” that from the six states that were plaintiffs in the case.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry released a statement saying:
“Obamacare has always been an economic house of cards, and this ruling has again exposed it for what it is: a money laundering scheme. This is a prime example of the deep administrative state doing something that Congress expressly forbid.”
“Even though the Affordable Care Act forbid imposing the Health Insurance Providers Fee (HIPF) on states, the federal government found a way to do it anyway.”
“HIPF has always been an unconstitutional fee imposed upon our State’s workers.”
Murrill explained where Obamacare bureaucrats violated their authority:
“The law expressly forbids imposing the fee on states. It was intended to basically take back some of the profits insurers would achieve from the expansion of insurers and the associated increase in premiums (projected to come from a less sick, younger population).”
This is not the first time that Obamacare “found” money to float the bloated and failed money laundering scheme that Obama had sold as an improvement.
Thanks to the investigative work of Jerome Corsi we learned that ex-President Obama illegally diverted at least $187.5 Billion in taxpayer funds from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the nation’s government-sponsored mortgage giants, in order to keep Obamacare from imploding prior to his leaving office.
Once again, President Trump is right to fight to replace another flawed Obama initiative.
Keep in mind that none of what we reported here has gotten any coverage in the mainstream media. Also, remember that John McCain was the vote that killed Obamacare repeal. Is that why the mainstream media is now deifying McCain and trashing Trump?
Trump is right again on another thing, the fake news mainstream media is indeed the enemy of the people.