Congressional Republicans Remain Split Over Plans For King V. Burwell Decision Fallout
Lawmakers differ over whether to extend the health law's insurance tax credits on a temporary basis if the Supreme Court voids them.
The Wall Street Journal:
GOP Split On Possible Health-Law Fixes
A month before the Supreme Court is expected to rule on a key component of the Affordable Care Act, congressional Republicans are split over their strategy for handling the possible fallout. Republicans, who control both houses of Congress, are divided over whether to extend temporarily the health law’s tax credits if the court voids them in most of the country. An extension, some lawmakers say, would buy them time to enact a broader overhaul of the 2010 health law they have long opposed. (Peterson and Radnofsky, 5/28)
Proposals To Extend Marketplace Subsidies Would Only Delay Damage
Congressional proposals to temporarily extend federal health insurance subsidies if they’re lost in an upcoming Supreme Court decision would only delay, not avoid premium hikes, insurance market disruptions and potential coverage losses for millions of Americans. That’s the main finding of a new issue brief released Wednesday by the American Academy of Actuaries. (Pugh, 5/28)