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Furious Scalia: Call It SCOTUScare

Justice Antonin Scalia demonstrated his signature flair Thursday as he delivered a blistering dissent to the Supreme Court ruling upholding subsidies for people who purchase health-care coverage through the federal exchange, calling the decision “absurd,” and that the ruling means “words no longer have meaning.” “You would think the answer would be obvious—so obvious there would hardly be a need for the Supreme Court to hear a case about it,” he wrote. “In order to receive any money under §36B, an individual must enroll in an insurance plan through an ‘Exchange established by the State.’ The Secretary of Health and Human Services is not a State.”