Outcome Of Kentucky Governor’s Race Could Alter Obamacare Success Story
The GOP candidate promises to roll back the state's expansion of Medicaid and end support of its state-run insurance exchange. Meanwhile, Florida lawmakers -- like those in many states -- have no backup plan if the Supreme Court strikes down health insurance subsidies for more than 1 million residents.
Kentucky Election Could Blot An Obamacare Bright Spot
Red-state Kentucky’s broad embrace of Obamacare has been a comforting success story for the White House. But now the Affordable Care Act is the central issue in the state’s off-year governor’s race, and a Republican victory could be a portent for 2016, when GOP presidential contenders will run on a renewed vow to repeal the act. (Cheney, Pradhan and Wheaton, 6/9)
Amid State's Health-Care Fight, Potential New Crisis Looms
About 1.3 million Floridians could lose federal subsidies for their Obamacare health plans if the U.S. Supreme Court deems them unconstitutional in a ruling that could come as early as this month. But the Florida Legislature, which just killed a plan to offer more coverage to the uninsured, isn't developing any proposals to deal with the potential fallout of the decision, which some warn could raise the cost of health care for Floridians on private plans, too. (Rohrer, 6/9)