Hatch has a plan

Orrin HatchBy The Iowa Statesman


The nation’s governors may not have any plan to deal with the fallout of a Supreme Court ruling that strikes the ObamaCare subsidies, but U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch says he’s got that covered.

According to the Associated Press, the Senate Finance Committee chairman, who is backing a Supreme Court challenge to one of the keystones of President Barack Obama’s health care law, says he’s preparing a plan to help people who might be hurt if his side wins the case. Hatch provided no details on what he might propose or when it would be ready.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next week in a case by conservatives and Republicans that says many subsidies the law provides for millions of people are unconstitutional. They argue that the law only allows such subsidies for the 13 states that set up their own marketplaces to sell health insurance, not the 37 states that use the federal HealthCare.gov website.