The Supreme Court is expected to rule by the end of the month on a critical provision of the Affordable Care Act - insurance subsidies for millions of Americans. Michele Jawando, the vice president for legal progress at the Center for American Progress, discusses both the implications of an adverse decision and the politics of it. Plus Elisabeth Benjamin, the vice president of health initiatives at Community Service Society and the co-founder of Healthcare for All New York, talks about how it will affect New Jersey residents if the court rules against the law, as their subsidies on the federal exchange are at risk.
Elisabeth Benjamin: If the court rules against the ACA, NJ residents will face a big price hike - about 200% (since they'll lose subsidies).— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) June 24, 2015
"I would hope logic and reason would prevail," says @MicheleJawando, & that Congress will realize this is a matter of life & death.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) June 24, 2015