Republicans Willing to Stand Aside if SCOTUS Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies

Wall Street Journal: “Congressional Republicans say they won’t move to preserve consumers’ health insurance tax credits if the Supreme Court strikes them down, raising the stakes in the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act.”

“Leaders in the GOP-controlled House and Senate see the court challenge as their best hope for tearing apart a law they have long opposed. If the court strikes down the subsidies, Democrats are expected to clamor for lawmakers to pass a measure correcting the language in the law to revive them. Congressional Republicans say there is no possibility they would allow that.”

“A Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Wednesday found that 64% of respondents wanted Congress to take action to ensure people in all states could get financial help from the government to buy health insurance, as opposed to doing nothing.”

“GOP congressional leaders haven’t coalesced around a specific replacement for the law should the court strike down the subsidies. Democrats say that makes them vulnerable, and plan to paint the GOP as responsible for taking away benefits that millions already receive.”

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