An intellectual mastermind behind perhaps the biggest threat to Obamacare said Friday the Supreme Court made the right call by taking that court case now, rather than waiting what could have been several more years.
"The Supreme Court made the right decision," said Michael Cannon, a health policy analyst with the libertarian Cato Institute, about the case that will decide the fate of billions of dollars in financial help given to millions of people.
"This issue has to be resolved as quickly as possible if only to resolve the uncertainly surrounding the states, insurers, employers and consumers."
"But more importantly, this case needs to be resolved quickly to put an end to the greatest scandal of the Obama administration," Cannon said. "This is about whether the Obama administration was subverting democracy."
Cannon was waiting to board a plane in Dallas when he got a call from CNBC notifying him that the high court had agreed to hear the appeal of the case, known as King versus Burwell.
He and law professor Jonathan Adler have been the leading advocates of the theory that the specific language of the Affordable Care Act does not authorize the federal government to give financial aid to people who buy health insurance through HealthCare.gov.