House Budget Chairman: Supreme Court Could Unravel Obamacare ‘Pretty Darn Quickly’

A Supreme Court case that could cut off Obamacare’s subsidies to 34 states presents a “great opportunity” for Republicans to unravel the contentious overhaul, Rep. Tom Price said Monday.

But the GOP better be ready to step in with an alternative, should the justices decide in June that the Affordable Care Act reserved premium tax credits for customers on health exchanges set up by the states.

Mr. Price threw his support behind the challenge, which says the IRS unlawfully extended subsidies to states that decided to rely on the federal portal known as HealthCare.gov.

“This unravels Obamacare pretty darn quickly. That’s a good thing,” Mr. Price, Georgia Republican and chairman of the House Budget Committee, said at a conservative policy summit hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington.