Few States Have Contingency Plans If High Court Voids Subsidies
Although millions of Americans could lose insurance if the Supreme Court rules against the administration, neither federal nor most state lawmakers have plans to deal with the potential fallout.
Los Angeles Times:
If Supreme Court Rules Against Obamacare, Few States Are Ready For The Fallout
Millions of Americans could soon lose health insurance when the Supreme Court decides the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act this month, but states have made few concrete plans to deal with the potential fallout, and they may get little help from Washington, President Obama warned Monday. “If somebody does something that doesn’t make any sense, then, it's hard … to fix,” the president said, suggesting his administration can’t do much if the justices side with the health law’s Republican critics. (Levey, 6/8)
Kaiser Health News:
Pa., Del. Move To Maintain Health Insurance Subsidy Access
The online marketplace is a central part of the Affordable Care Act. It’s where 27-year-old Kathryn Ryan, a restaurant server in Philadelphia, immediately turned for health insurance coverage. "I was excited because if it weren’t for Obamacare, I wouldn’t be insured at all. I wouldn’t have the ability to go to the doctor," she says. (Gordon, 6/9)