Ted Cruz’s Obamacare Backup Plan: Destroy Everything

Written by SK Ashby

If the Supreme Court does the unthinkable and guts Obamacare subsidies, will Congress respond?

Judging by comments made by a range of congressional Republicans, it seems unlikely that the Republican-controlled Congress would be willing to pass an easy fix to the law. But that is not to say that they aren't in favor of amending the law in other ways, such as gutting the entire thing.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has unveiled his "alternative" plan which isn't so much an alternative as it is a plan to destroy everything.

Cruz's bill, called the Health Care Choices Act, would allow people to buy health insurance across state lines, long a Republican health policy goal. It would also repeal Title I of ObamaCare, which would undo much of the law, including the mandate to buy insurance, the insurance marketplaces and subsidies to help people afford coverage.

If the Supreme Court eliminates subsides in states that did not establish their own exchange, Ted Cruz wants to respond by eliminating subsides in every state and all exchanges.

Burn it all down.