The Supreme Court Obamacare decision could end Federal subsidies for healthcare.gov. What then?
I’ve already noted that Democrats are getting ready to furiously blame Republicans if the Supreme Court rules that Federal subsidies for people who buy their insurance through healthcare.gov are not authorized in the Affordable Care Act. The reason they might make such a ruling is because Federal subsidies for people who buy their insurance through healthcare.gov are not authorized in the Affordable Care Act. The Obamacare architect and lying sociopath who can’t help bragging about his “achievements,” Jonathan Gruber, has admitted that the subsidies were removed from healthcare.gov in order to force the states to build their own exchanges.
Erick Erickson at RedState has the right idea for how Republicans should play the Supreme Court decision if it rules that the healthcare.gov subsidies are illegal:
If King v. Burwell is decided against the Democrats, Republicans need advertisements ready to go across the fifty states with a very simple message.
“They never read it, they rushed it through, and now you’re paying the price. Tell Barack Obama we need to repeal Obamacare and start over.”
Use Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s clip that they had to pass the law to find out what was in it.
Democrats passed this law over Republican objections. They drafted it. They screwed it up. Make them own it.
But will Republicans do anything like that? Or will they move quickly to “save Obamacare”? I am afraid they will do the latter.
What a horrible decision! Barack Obama is unpopular. The Democrats are unpopular. And yet most of the Republicans in Congress act as if they the ones who are in trouble even after being swept into office on an anti-Democrat landslide. Hatred of Obamacare is the reason why they own the Senate right now. Yet they act as if they have no mandate.