Fairy Tale Of The Year: Republican “Replacement” Plan To The Affordable Care Act.

2 Jun

Lean Left

In a few weeks the U.S. Supreme Court will hand down its ruling in King v. Burwell.  This is the case that will decide the future of the Affordable Care Act.  In the case, it is argued that tax subsidies offered to low-income people when getting health care cannot be offered to anyone who does not go through a “state-run exchange.”  Meaning people who live in Republican controlled states that refused to establish a state-run exchange will lose their subsidies.

What it means is that approximately 9 million people will lose their health care coverage overnight.  But, that is just the tip of the iceberg.  Once the subsidies are gone, health insurance rates in the 34 states that refused to set up their own exchanges will also rise dramatically.  Some estimate that rates will double as a result of a favorable decision for the right-wing.

Most pundits are arguing this kind…

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