I was one of those who thought that the Supreme’s COULD derail the Affordable Healthcare Law if they ruled against a few words put down by Congress….
That is NOT gonna happen no matter WHAT the old guys on the court come up with (The three women will keep things they way they are I’d bet)…..
There are several path’s becoming clear to get around things…..
The idea that the Obamcare Healthcare program could ‘go away’ is just a Republican pipe dream…
Even Republican Governors do NOT want to see the program shutdown…
It may be easier than expected for states to save their ObamaCare subsidies, if the Supreme Court rules against the law this month.
Two states — Pennsylvania and Delaware — said this week they would launch their own exchanges, if needed, to keep millions of healthcare dollars flowing after the decision. Both want to use existing pieces of the federal ObamaCare exchange, like its website and call center — a path that would be far less costly than the way most other states have created their exchanges.
If those plans win approval, many of the other 36 states that stand to lose their subsidies could then pursue a similarly simple strategy.
“I think that’s a pretty easy workaround,” Tom Scully, the former director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Bush administration, said about the two states’ plans.
“The administration has a lot of flexibility, potentially, to define a state exchange,” he added.
But that would spell trouble for Republicans who view the King v. Burwell case as their best chance yet to dismantle Obama’s healthcare law. GOP members of Congress have repeatedly said they must create a backup plan for states so that they are forced to make ObamaCare “fixes.”
PPP Polling is out with a poll that points to a MAJORITY of Americans NOT wanting the Supreme’s to rule ON the Obamacare subsidies and wanting Congress/White House to fix the program if the court rules against the program...61% support this point…