photoIt was said that “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it“. Once passed, one intrepid employee benefits attorney did just that – and his discovery led to two conflicting Affordable Care Act rulings that will likely end up being resolved at the Supreme Court:

“Months after the Affordable Care Act became law, employment benefits lawyer Thomas Christina paced in his Greenville, S.C., office with its oil portrait of a greenhouse. He was reading the statute to learn its impact on clients. By his reading, the wording only allowed health insurance subsidies to be provided through state exchanges. It began to dawn on him that he’d stumbled on something big.”

Read: Meet the Lawyer Whose Eagle Eye Led to This Week’s Health Law Rulings at the WSJ Law Blog

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