Shorter John Cornyn: I'm aroused at the thought of hurting millions of people.
Given today's RAND Corporation report stating that nearly 10 million people would lose their health insurance and millions more would see a massive rate hike if the King plaintiffs end up winning their Supreme Court case, there's really no other way to describe the comments made by newly-minted U.S. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, as noted by the Washington Post's Greg Sargent today:
Cornyn predicted the King v. Burwell case that will be argued before the Supreme Court in March will end up going a long way towards undoing the law.
The court will decide whether the law allows people participating in the federally run health care exchange to get subsidies. A decision denying the subsidies would significantly undermine the law.
“What I expect is that the Supreme Court is going to render a body blow to Obamacare from which I don’t think it will ever recover,” Cornyn said.
Just as the King v. Burwell case itself hinges on a single sentence missing the words "established by the state...or the Federal Government" at the end, I think Sargent forgot part of the last sentence above:
"...a body blow to Obamacare from which I don't think it will ever recover," Conryn said...with a lustful gleam in his eye."