Republicans Focus On Contingency Plans If Supreme Court Rules Against Subsidies
Republican lawmakers -- long-time Obamacare opponents -- are increasingly thinking about what steps, if any, Congress should take if the high court overturns the law's insurance subsidies.
GOP Begins Thinking About Obamacare Contingency Plans
Conservative lawmakers and advocacy groups, after years of trying to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, are lining up behind the idea that Congress needs a plan if the Supreme Court undercuts the financing of the law in a case now before the justices. The challenge is settling on a response that groups like Heritage Action for America and FreedomWorks would endorse as conservative rather than as something seen to bolster the 2010 law or mimic its structure. (Attias, 3/16)
Also, the House approved legislation to reauthorize federal trauma care programs -
House Passes Measures To Reauthorize Trauma Care Programs
The House approved legislation on Monday to reauthorize federal grants for trauma care programs. Current law, which expires in September, authorizes $100 million annually for trauma care grant programs. (Marcos, 3/16)