It is “silly” for Republicans to put together a response to the Supreme Court’s expected June ruling on the legality of subsides in the federal health care exchange, the health policy director at the CATO Institute, which helped launch the lawsuit, said Monday.

Speaking at a HIX policy summit in Washington, Michael Cannon said should the ruling make subsides illegal, it is hard to predict where things will end up, as the two sides are so polarized on the issue. “It’s silly for Republicans for to put together a response at this point because [they] don’t know what will happen and how the administration will respond,” he said. “The administration is saying, ‘There is nothing we can do. We don’t have backup plans.’ Everyone in this room will agree they are lying.”

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