Republicans are being ridiculed by the right and the left for weighing ideas that would rescue ObamaCare health insurance policies for people in 37 states if the petitioners prevail in King v Burwell.
“Republicans Are Now Trying To Pass Obamacare Extension To Save Their Own Asses,” writes Allen Clifton in Forward Progressives. “GOP Gets Ready to Save the Day If the Court Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies,” says Rush Limbaugh.
If the Supreme Court decides against the Obama administration in the case, leaders in Congress are indeed determined to pass legislation to protect coverage for an estimated six million people. ObamaCare has so distorted the market for individually-purchased and small group health insurance that Congress has little choice but to throw them a safety net.
How did Republicans get boxed into this corner?
First, at least five million people were forced out of health insurance policies that they mostly liked and could afford because those policies no longer complied with the battery of mandates and regulations required by the “Affordable” Care Act. Read More Here…
Grace-Marie Turner is president of the Galen Institute, a health-policy research organization.
Posted on Forbes, April, 28 2015