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(Bloomberg Politics) — Some Republicans are winding up for a possible ruling on King v. Burwell by prepping some credible- looking alternatives. If the Supreme Court rules that errant language in the Affordable Care Act prohibits any tax subsidies going to customers in states without their own exchanges, the conservative 2017 Project, the chairman of the House budget committee, and at least one senator who’s trailing in his 2016 re-election have ideas. All of them have sussed out ways to react to an adverse ruling by extending some subsidies as the law is wound down.

And then there is South Dakota Senator John Thune, who arrived in the Senate after defeating senator-turned-health care wonk Tom Daschle. His spin on the lawsuit confounded much of the Internet:

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