Retracing the legislative history behind King v. Burwell » AEI | Health Care Blog » AEIdeas

Or, as the prosecuting attorney might say in the closing argument for a criminal trial, the Congress that enacted what became the ACA — before it lost a temporary “supermajority” in the Senate favoring its passage — had “the means, and the opportunity” to authorize tax credits in federal exchanges in December 2009, if it wanted to. By March 2010, it had a different “motive” to continue not to do so, when it needed to pass a law by any means necessary that became the final text of the ACA.

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