If court kills health care subsidies, most in poll want Congress to restore financial aid

Economic IndicatorsAssociated Press

A new poll says most Americans would want Congress to restore federal subsidies for millions buying health care coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law if the Supreme Court invalidates some of that aid.

A poll by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation says more than 6 in 10 would want Congress to restore the assistance.

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That could mean Republicans would face a complex political landscape if the Supreme Court annuls part of Obama's health care law this year. Republicans want to repeal and replace that law.

The court is expected to rule in June whether the law allows federal subsidies only to people buying coverage from state-run marketplaces, and not from Washington's HealthCare.gov.

The federal government runs the marketplace in 37 states, covering more than 7 million people.