I was dying to find out whether the Supreme Court would take the case challenging the Obamacare Death Panel.
Some grave news out of the Supreme Court.
Via The Hill:
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to ObamaCare that argued a cost-cutting board set up by the law was unconstitutional.
The case dealt with the law’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which critics of ObamaCare have labeled a “death panel.” The board is charged with recommending ways to cut Medicare spending if it rises above a certain threshold.
As is customary, the court did not give a reason for its decision.
The Goldwater Institute, which brought the case, Coons v. Lew, argued the board violates the constitutional principle that Congress cannot delegate its power to another body.
A federal district court ruled that the board does not violate the Constitution, and an appeals court later dismissed the case as being “unripe,” meaning that there is no practical harm at stake because the board does not yet exist.
The Supreme Court is now declining to reconsider that decision. It takes the vote of at least four justices to hear a case.
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