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GOP: Our plan would help people losing health subsidies

2 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Monday, March 02 2015 Mar 2, 2015 March 02, 2015 2:09 PM March 02, 2015 in Health
Source: Associated Press
By: Alan Fram

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans are sending a message that they hope the Supreme Court and voters will hear: The country's health care system won't crumble if the justices obliterate a bedrock feature of President Barack Obama's heath care law.

Three top senators said Monday that if the court invalidates federal subsidies that help millions of Americans buy coverage under Obama's law, they have a plan to protect them and create "better" insurance markets by giving states more leeway to decide what insurers must cover.

But the opinion article in Monday's Washington Post by GOP Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, John Barrasso of Wyoming and Orrin Hatch of Utah offered scant detail. It said nothing about how much assistance they would provide, its duration or how they would pay for it.

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