GOP Congress Working on ObamaCare Alternative If Subsidies Struck Down
Republicans on both sides of Capitol Hill are busy strategizing for ways to minimize the political fallout if the Supreme Court invalidates health insurance subsidies for millions of people currently receiving them under ObamaCare.
The case, King v. Burwell, challenges the IRS’ decision to make insurance premium subsidies available to citizens of 34 states that do not have a state-run ObamaCare exchange. The policy is in direct conflict with ObamaCare’s text, providing the justices with a clear opportunity to hold the Obama administration to the letter of the law.
The Hill is reporting that Republican members of the House and Senate are discussing ways to be ready when and if an estimated 5 to 6 million Americans suddenly can’t afford to purchase mandated health insurance…[more]
In 2008, Barack Obama boldly suggested that he could be a transformative president in the manner of Ronald Reagan, as opposed to the comparatively non-consequential Bill Clinton.
That suggestion rightfully draws laughter today, as Obama's legacy begins to congeal.
Reagan's leadership and policies quickly revived our economy, rebuilt our military, restored our confident gait and won the forty-year Cold War before the close of the decade. In contrast, Obama's signature "achievement" is a healthcare monstrosity that has remained broadly unpopular since inception and continues…
"President Obama delivered his penultimate State of the Union with renewed confidence, eager to take credit for the economy's recent growth spurt. He offered few olive branches to Republicans for their landslide victory two months earlier; articulated a panoply of liberal proposals that stand little chance of passing through Congress; and took the rosiest possible view of the economy and international…[more]
—Josh Kraushaar, National Journal Political Editor
— Josh Kraushaar, National Journal Political Editor