GOP Readying Plans For ObamaCare Ruling
Prior planning prevents poor performance, and the GOP seems to be taking that rule to heart while waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on ObamaCare.
If the law is upheld, Republicans will take to the floor to tear out its most controversial pieces, such as the individual mandateand requirements that employers provide insurance or face fines.
If the law is partially or fully overturned they’ll draw up bills to keep the popular, consumer-friendly portions in place — like allowing adult children to remain on parents’ health care plans until age 26, and forcing insurance companies to provide coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Ripping these provisions from law is too politically risky, Republicans say.
This is actually very good politics. The majority of people still want ObamaCare repealed, so the GOP is on firm footing here. Obama and the Democrats, on the other hand, would rather not talk about the massively unpopular bill. Expect them to try to deflect and distract from the GOP attempts to come up with health care laws that actually make sense.