Opponents of the Affordable Care Act just won’t give up. Whether they’re pushing for a 55th attempt at repeal in Congress or challenging the law piecemeal in court, there’s always something desperate in the works. In their latest crack at it, they’ve concocted a series of lawsuits that rest on a ludicrous legal theory. Basically, they’re looking to four words in a 900-page statute to justify stripping millions of Americans of the financial assistance that makes health care affordable for them under the ACA. Sound ridiculous? Good. It is. The challengers in these lawsuits are churning out desperate ideas as fast as they can be debunked.
Here are the 7 most desperate moves we’ve seen in these lawsuits so far: