President Obama continues to defend his healthcare law and declared that anyone who thinks it is about to go away is “delusional,” even as the Supreme Court is poised to decide on the legality of one of the key elements of the increasingly unpopular Affordable Health Care Act despite having provided subsidies to nearly 15 million people.
At the heart of the legal debate is whether or not Congress authorized those subsidies for health insurance coverage for all Americans in need, or just for those who reside in states, such as New York, that created their own insurance exchanges. The rest have the opportunity to purchase coverage via the federal marketplace.
While the President jibed opponents to the law for “unending Chicken Little warnings about what would go wrong’ under his prize program during a speech before the Catholic Health Association Conference in Washington DC ,Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated that Mr. Obama was not facing reality.
“I imagine the families threatened with double-digit premium increases would dare to differ, as would the millions of families who received cancellation notices for the plans they had and want to keep as costs for healthcare continue to surge.”