If there is one thing both Republicans and Democrats agree on in Washington, D.C., its that the stakes are high in the matter of King v. Burwell, pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. A case which could obliterate the Affordable Care act as we know it. According to the Hill report, “Both parties have acknowledged that a plaintiff victory could force a rewrite of the entire law.”
In the interim, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R – Utah, who is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee plans (according to the Hill, online, 2/24) will ultimately unveil a “backup plan” for Obamacare in case the Supreme Court finds against the law, as it well could in the summer of this year.
Republicans also view a high court striking of Obamacare as their “best chance of undoing Obamacare,” according to the Hill article by Sarah Ferris, who frequently writes about healthcare and politics for that publication.