Republicans Scramble for Obamacare Alternative

The Hill: “About one month before the Supreme Court’s ruling on ObamaCare subsidies, Republican lawmakers are all over the map about what to do about the millions of people who could lose them.”

“Republicans have widely agreed they need a plan if the high court strikes down a subsidies next month. But the GOP does not agree about how to help people who’d lose access to healthcare — and even whether to help them at all.”

“’There is one view that Congress can leave the subsidies in place for a short period of time until there are alternative solutions available,’ Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas), chair of the conservative Republican Study Committee, said.”

“There’s another view that says, ‘Look, this problem was created by the way the Democrats wrote the law. Why should Republicans suddenly wind up with ownership over that problem?’”

Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine) argued “If [the subsidies] are ruled unlawful, it will be incumbent upon Congress to help create a thoughtful free market replacement for ObamaCare, and an off-ramp for the six million individuals who have in good faith purchased ObamaCare policies.”

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