Opening shots fired in Obamacare Supreme Court battle image

The Washington Times, March 3, 2015
Tom Howell Jr., quoting Matthew Lawrence (Academic Fellow)


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Congressman Paul Ryan and other influential Republicans sketched out plans Tuesday for how they'd deal with a Supreme Court ruling that cancels Obamacare's subsidies in many of the states, saying they could use such a decision to create a "bridge" to end the health law for good.

The GOP plan, while still a work in progress, would offer financial assistance to people affected by the ruling to keep buying insurance, but would also give states who never created their own health exchanges the right to opt out of the law’s mandates on individuals and employers. It also would let people purchase insurance across state lines and crack down on “frivolous lawsuits” through medical-liability reform. [...] 

“The more probable a congressional fix, the more compelling the argument in favor of strict adherence to the words of the statute becomes,” Mr. Lawrence said.

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