If Supreme Court Vetos Affordable Health Care, Republicans Need An Alternative

Republican lawmakers who have spent two years railing against President Obama’s health care law are beginning to devise alternatives so they can be ready if the Supreme Court forces the issue of the uninsured back into the center of political debate.

The budget office said that the Republican proposal, offered by Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, who is now the House speaker, would have provided coverage to 3 million people, leaving 52 million uninsured.

By contrast, the budget office estimates that the existing law will cover about 30 million people, leaving 26 million uninsured.

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