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Kaiser Family Foundation Poll: If Supreme Court Rules Against Obamacare Subsidies, Most Want Them Restored

Washington, DC, January 28, 2015 ― Kaiser Health News reports that a new poll finds that most people think Congress or states should act to restore health insurance subsidies if the U.S. Supreme Court decides later this year they are not permitted in states where the federal government is running the marketplace.

The court in March is set to hear King v. Burwell, a lawsuit arguing that the wording of the Affordable Care Act means that financial assistance with premiums is available only in the 13 states that created and are running their own online insurance exchanges.

If the court sides with those challenging Obamacare, millions of people in the 37 states that use the federal Healthcare.gov site would lose the help they have been getting.  A decision in the case is expected in late June.

Less than half the respondents in the monthly tracking poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation said they had heard about the case.

But if the court were to invalidate subsidies in the federally run states, 64 percent of those polled said that Congress should restore them, and 59 percent said states should create their own exchanges.

Democrats and Independents are most strongly in favor of ensuring that subsidies are available in every state if the court rules otherwise.

But 40 percent of Republicans said Congress should act to address the issue, and 51 percent of Republicans said states should act if the Supreme Court makes subsidies unavailable in states using Healthcare.gov.

For the complete Kaiser Health News story, click here.