Republicans cheered the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a challenge to the subsidies that are the backbone to Obamacare, saying that ruling in favor of the appeal would effectively destroy President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement.
“If they end up throwing it out, I don’t see how Obamacare survives,” Texas Rep. Steve Stockman told Newsmax. He was referring to the tax credits that have helped more than 4 million people in 36 states afford health coverage.
“The whole pyramid scheme is based on forced dues, and if you don’t force dues, and you don’t force the states to subsidize, then a lot of people are not going to be able to afford it without that subsidy,” Stockman added. “The administration is going to be forced to change it.”
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told “MidPoint” host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV that with a ruling in favor of the appeal, the high court would have “devastated Obamacare in two thirds of the country.