Sen. Barrasso to Hemmer: New Ruling May Be 'Crippling Blow' to ObamaCare
Some are calling yesterday's appeals court ruling a "death blow" to ObamaCare. In the 2-1 ruling, the D.C. federal appeals court invalidated ObamaCare subsidies for insurance obtained through the federally-run Healthcare.gov website.
Later, a separate federal appeals court ruled unanimously that the subsidies are legal.
Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley characterized the D.C. decision as a "torpedo" hitting the Affordable Care Act.
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) reacted this morning on America's Newsroom, saying he believes the ruling "could be a crippling blow." Barrasso said Americans are realizing that ObamaCare was passed based on promises from politicians that were "unworkable."
Barrasso said he hopes the case gets to the Supreme Court as quickly as possible, forecasting another "high noon moment" for the legality of ObamaCare. He believes President Obama will try to slow down that process as much as he can.
"He knows how poorly written the law was. He knows there are people that voted for the law that never read it, didn't know what was in it and he knows that people all across the country continue to be opposed to the impact of this law," said Barrasso.
Watch the full interview above. In the clip below, Bill Hemmer went over the new rulings with Jordan Sekulow on the legal side and Dr. Marc Siegel on the medical side.