An IRS official admitted this week a key Obamacare program violates federal law.
But as a top criminal organization, the IRS isn’t one to let piddling things like federal law stop them.
The House Republicans’ legal challenge to a key ObamaCare subsidy got a boost today from an unlikely source: an IRS official who said agency officials had doubts about the legality of the subsidy payments.
The issue involves a second, little-known ObamaCare subsidy scheme that lowers out-of-post costs for lower-income families.
…unlike the premium subsidy, Democrats who wrote the ObamaCare law said that theses “cost-sharing subsidies” required an annual appropriation for Congress.
By the time the ObamaCare exchanges opened, however, Republicans controlled Congress and they never appropriated the funds.
So the administration simply paid out the subsidies anyway, arguing that it didn’t need Congress’ approval…
…should those cost-sharing subsidies get the ax, it will cause further trouble for the ObamaCare exchanges, which are already facing insurance company defections and sky-high premium hikes.