The idea of providing affordable care to the less than affluent is worthy to be sure. I'm not sure it should have taken a 2000 page bill to accomplish same especially since there are still nuts and bolts clunking around within it.
That said and the fact it is now law is it. Things should and no doubt will be tweaked over time. It should not be political but rather what's best for those purchasing their insurance, those providing it and the medical community.
Also, if one state gets government subsidies so should all of them no matter who set up their system.
So what's the problem? The idea that the way the law was written is now being deferred to intent. I'd like to think legislators would be more careful of their language in bills of the future but I fear they will not knowing a good lawyer will be able to argue intent over substance.
That would make all legislation tentative until a court rules. I think it's a dangerous precedent but it's over and done. It bears watching in the future.
Under a less liberal administration I would like to see legislation that requires laws to be obeyed as written. Otherwise they will ultimately be useless. The President has showed us how easy it is to bypass legislation when it has suited his purpose the Supreme Court has given him a pass. The next step is dictatorship. Caution. Please.