Yesterday, three key Republican senators on health care issues published an op-ed in which they outlined the broad principles of how they would address potential outcomes in the big Obamacare Supreme Court case, King v. Burwell. Today, three House Republican leaders—Paul Ryan (Wisc.), John Kline (Minn.), and Fred Upton (Mich.)—unveiled their own plan, with important new details. It’s a significant step forward.
The new op-ed, published in the Wall Street Journal, outlines an “off-ramp from Obamacare” which would transition enrollees in interested states into a better system. The three congressmen chair three House committees with major impact on health care policy: Ways and Means (Ryan), Energy and Commerce (Upton), and Education and the Workforce (Kline). All three were involved in the working group organized by Sen. John Barrasso (Wyo.) and the Republican Policy Committee.