House Republicans Propose Obamacare ‘Off-Ramp’

Three leading House Republicans are proposing what they call an “off-ramp” from Obamacare if the Supreme Court strikes a major part of the law.

In an op-ed published Monday in the Wall Street Journal, Reps. Fred Upton of Michigan, Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and John Kline of Minnesota propose providing people with slightly different tax credits to buy health coverage if their existing tax credits are blocked by the court. These credits would be adjusted based on the age of the patients.

“No family should pay for this administration’s overreach,” they write.

They’d also do away with some requirements in the Affordable Care Act while keeping others. They would trash the law’s requirements for insurers to cover certain benefits along with the law’s individual and employer mandates.