FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2013
Newly discovered problems with Obamacare law may be its undoing
Republican Attorney General candidate David Sterling says a poorly crafted section of the Obamacare law may lead to an unraveling of the national health care statute.
A section of the law concerning the tax credit designed to cover the cost of Obamacare insurance for those with low incomes says health insurance must be purchased “through an exchange established by the state.” As only 14 states established their own health insurance exchange through Obamacare, the tax credits may be unavailable in the other 36 states.
“This is just another example of the disaster that is Obamacare,” said Sterling. “President Obama and his left-wing allies in Congress crammed this law down our throats without even reading the bill before they passed it. As Attorney General, I will do everything in my power to protect Arkansans from Obamacare and protect our state budget from the disastrous effects of this law,” remarked Sterling.
In another attempt at executive branch lawmaking, the Obama Administration directed the IRS to draft a regulation redefining an “exchange” to include a “federally facilitated exchange”. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed one of four lawsuits challenging the legality of the Obama team’s action. Sterling supports Pruitt’s lawsuit.