HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell reiterated to Congress Thursday that the Obama administration does not have a Plan B if the Supreme Court strikes down a key part of the Affordable Care Act — despite a Republican congressman claiming he heard a contingency plan is being drafted.
Hmm, we know that this Administration lies, so wait for it folks, chances are they are going to find a way to push the single payer plan, which Obama can take and shove up the ying yang.
Rep. Joseph Pitts, R-Pa., who chairs a House health subcommittee, claimed he has been told the Obama administration is preparing a 100-page contingency plan in case it loses the high court challenge. The Supreme Court next week is hearing a case over whether subsidies at the heart of the law can be distributed through the federal health care exchange.
Pitts gave no further information about a potential Plan B, but said he got information about the report from a source in the Health and Human Services Department.
When Pitts, during a congressional hearing, directly asked Burwell Thursday about the existence of a report, she testified she was unaware of such a document.
“So, if the court strikes it down, the administration is just going to say, ‘we surrender?’” Pitts asked.
Burwell answered, “An administrative remedy is something we don’t believe we have.”
Republican lawmakers grilled the HHS secretary about what President Obama plans to do if the justices say the Affordable Care Act reserved premium tax credits for customers on state-established exchanges, and not for those relying on the federal exchange known as HealthCare.gov.
Republicans have been angered for weeks by administration officials’ refusal to say directly whether they are planning for a possible loss in the court case. Burwell has said the administration believes it will win the case, and that no administrative actions could solve the problems that would result should it lose.
Don’t worry, Odummer will find a way to give us another royal screwing.
On March 4, the Supreme Court will be asked to decide whether the IRS illegally extended subsidies to millions of Americans in order to underwrite the cost of their health insurance policies under the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare.
The language of the law says the subsidies will be awarded in states that set up their own exchanges, but more than three dozen states opted not to do that. Despite that fact, the IRS extended subsidies into those states.
What is there not to understand? It’s written in plain English, federally run exchanges don’t recieve subsidies.