Kansans in Congress vow to push for repeal of health law

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An advocacy group in Kansas is relieved that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a key part of the federal health care overhaul, but members of the state’s congressional delegation say they’ll still push for its repeal.

The high court on Thursday upheld health insurance subsidies for millions of consumers who purchased their coverage through a federal online marketplace. Kansas refused to set up its own exchange under the 2010 law.

The Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved called the high court decision “a huge victory for consumers.”

The Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that about 70,000 Kansas consumers were receiving subsidies averaging $231 a month.

But Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and GOP congressmen Tim Huelskamp and Mike Pompeo issued statements promising to seek repeal of the law.

 

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