Sen. Orrin Hatch unveils a contingency plan to replace Obamacare if the Supreme Court rules against the president’s healthcare law later this year.
Reports The Washington Post:
With Obamacare again facing a major threat at the Supreme Court, an influential group of Republican lawmakers is offering a proposal that they see as a replacement to the president’s health-care law.
The plan, presented by Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), is in part intended to help manage any potential chaos from a pivotal Supreme Court ruling expected later this year that could invalidate subsidies for federal-run health insurance exchanges across the country.
A ruling against the Obama administration would result in an estimated8.2 million people losing health insurance, according to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation projections. But there is division among Republican lawmakers whether they should step in to rescue the Affordable Care Act if the insurance subsidies are overturned.