(Bloomberg Politics) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants everyone to know that if the Supreme Court erases health care tax credits for hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites this month, it won’t be his fault—or his problem to fix.
In a conversation after his speech Tuesday to Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s economic summit in Orlando, Bloomberg asked the likely Republican presidential candidate what Wisconsin should do if the justices limit access to premium tax credit subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) through their ruling on King vs. Burwell (Case Number 14-114).
“We will ultimately push back,” Walker said. “This is a problem created by this president and the previous Congress. It’s something that requires a solution at the federal level. States didn’t create this problem, the federal government did. And they should fix it.”
Should states do anything about it?
“No,” Walker said. “States shouldn’t be in a position of cleaning up yet another mess of that federal government has created.”
Walker didn’t say what sort of fix the federal government should enact.