Sunday, February 22, 2015

Gum Will Be on Democrats' Shoe if Court Upends Health Law | RealClearPolitics

Much ink has been spilled over what Republicans must do if the Supreme Court decides, in the upcoming case of King v. Burwell, that the Affordable Care Act does not authorize the government to provide subsidies to people enrolled on federal healthcare exchanges. Such a decision would cripple ACA implementation, imperil health coverage for millions and, so the thinking goes, put pressure on state and congressional Republicans to save the subsidies and the statute.

But conventional wisdom has it backwards — as long as Democrats remain unwilling to consider ACA alternatives, they are the ones who face fallout from such a decision.


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