Republicans Mull Next Move If High Court Voids Subsidies
One option would continue federal exchange subsidies through the 2016 presidential election in exchange for concessions from the president to end the individual and employer insurance mandate. Meanwhile, the 2015 special enrollment period ends in most states today.
GOP Prepares List Of Demands If Justices Rule Against ObamaCare
The Associated Press:
GOP Divided As Supreme Court Ruling On Health Care Law Nears
Sen. Ron Johnson was elected to Congress in 2010 as an adamant foe of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Yet facing a Supreme Court decision that could disrupt how that law functions, the Wisconsin Republican is among many in the GOP who want Congress to react with caution. ... “Neither politically nor practically can we end those” subsidies, said Johnson, who faces a potentially tough re-election next year. “So let’s just recognize those realities. Let’s set up the 2016 election as the contest, the discussion, the debate” over repealing the law. (Frum, 4/30)
Obamacare’s Special Enrollment Period Comes To A Quiet End
The second chance to sign up for 2015 Obamacare coverage ends in most states today — but it doesn’t appear that the special enrollment period for those penalized by the law’s individual mandate will significantly boost 2015 sign-up numbers. (Villacorta, 4/30)