The White House has long insisted that it has no contingency plans in place should the Supreme Court rule against the administration in King v. Burwell, a case that challenges the legality of Obamacare’s subsidies in the 36 states that opted not to create their own health insurance exchanges under the law.
Even now, with a decision looming, President Obama maintains that there is no ready plan should the High Court side with the challengers.
Responding to press questions yesterday, Obama brushed off a question about whether the administration had a “plan B” in place, and instead argued that the Supreme Court shouldn’t have taken up the case at all, that it was an easy to case to decide in the administration’s favor even using conservative judicial thinking, and that, should the Court rule the federal exchange subsidies off limits, Congress “could fix this whole thing with a one-sentence provision.”
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