It has happened

The Hill reports that the House and Senate have both passed the omnibus appropriations and tax extenders measures. The President is expected to sign those measures into law. As the FEHBlog predicted there will be no partial government shutdown. In June the FEHBlog bemoaned the fact that the Supreme Court allowed the ACA to live another day in the King v. Burwell decision.  The FEHBlog thought that the Supreme Court action deprived Congress of leverage over the executive branch. To the contrary Congress was able to make major helpful changes to the Affordable Care Act in this end of year legislation as the FEHBlog has discussed in earlier posts this week. Jingle bells.