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Sebelius: ‘We’ll be ready’ if Supreme Court strikes healthcare law
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Posted on 06/07/2012 10:48:18 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Sebelius: ‘We’ll be ready’ if Supreme Court strikes healthcare law By Elise Viebeck - 06/07/12 11:53 AM ET

President Obama's top health official told an audience Thursday that the administration will be prepared to react if the Supreme Court strikes down its healthcare reform law.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she is "confident and optimistic" that the high court will uphold the law, but added "we'll be ready for contingencies" if it does not.

The remark, at a White House town hall on women's health, comes as the president and Democrats brace themselves for the court's decision, which is expected by the end of the month.

A report last week said Obama has privately expressed concerns he could have to revisit healthcare issues in a second term — an attitude that contradicts the confidence he's expressed publicly that the court will rule in the law's favor.

"Frankly, we're just working as hard as we possibly can to get ready for 2014," when new portions of the law will be implemented, Sebelius told the friendly audience Thursday.

"It's best to anticipate that the law is fully constitutional. ... Some of the deadlines are pretty daunting," she said.

The ruling could come at 10 a.m. on any business day before the end of June, when the Supreme Court will finish its session.

Sebelius called healthcare reform "the most important women's health law in at least 50 years" — on par with Medicare.

"We've been talking to women throughout the country about the Affordable Care Act and about how this law is already impacting their lives," she said. "What the law meant for them is peace of mind.

"Whatever the circumstances … care will be there. Affordable prices will be there. Coverage will be there that you need."


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1 posted on 06/07/2012 10:48:25 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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” Kathleen Sebelius said she is “confident and optimistic” that the high court will uphold the law, but added “we’ll be ready for contingencies” if it does not.”

There you are! She and Obama will IGNORE the SCOTUS ruling, and openly break the law!

And the Republicans in D.C.(as they have done, over the past 3 1/2 years,) will do NOTHING to stop them!!


2 posted on 06/07/2012 10:51:53 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And that goes for your little dog too! Hee-hee-hee-cackle-cackle.......


3 posted on 06/07/2012 10:53:05 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Sub-Driver
"Whatever the circumstances … care will be there. Affordable prices will be there. Coverage will be there that you need."

And, if I am 83 years old and need a new heart???????????

4 posted on 06/07/2012 10:57:18 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sub-Driver
"We've been talking to women throughout the country about the Affordable Care Act and about how this law is already impacting their lives,"

It sure is. That started last summer when the 10% tax at tanning salons took effect.

5 posted on 06/07/2012 10:59:40 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Sub-Driver

When is the decision due to be released?


6 posted on 06/07/2012 11:15:59 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Puppage

In that case proper, government determined care would be euthanasia.


7 posted on 06/07/2012 11:16:19 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Translation: If Obamacare is struck down, the Administration will ignore the rule. Likely they will spin it as narrow and/or irrelevant.


8 posted on 06/07/2012 11:17:14 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: rbg81

If declared unconstitutional, they cannot do anything: they cannot tax, they cannot spend. I am wondering how they would enforce a toothless non-existant law.


9 posted on 06/07/2012 11:23:27 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: rbg81

The Administration may well try to ignore the law in this case, but the most of the states will not. And if the states refuse to go along then BHO care will not function.


10 posted on 06/07/2012 11:24:17 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: Sub-Driver

So is Obama going to declare a national emergency and institute martial law? I know he’s looking for an excuse.


11 posted on 06/07/2012 11:24:26 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Sub-Driver
we'll be ready for contingencies

Really, Ms. Seditious ?

Will you be ready when your idiot boss gets his commie @ss thrown out of office next year, and yours along with it ?

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12 posted on 06/07/2012 11:26:15 AM PDT by repentant_pundit (Sammy's your uncle, but he behaves like a spoiled rotten kid.)
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To: Puppage
And, if I am 83 years old and need a new heart???????????

If you're 83, you don't need a new heart, silly. You need a lethal injection, a crematorium and an urn.

13 posted on 06/07/2012 11:29:13 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Sub-Driver

Long for a 5-4 decision taking down Obamacare.


14 posted on 06/07/2012 11:29:21 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wrote that and then it occurred to me, “Hey, is this the Onion or AZ”?


15 posted on 06/07/2012 11:30:09 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Sub-Driver

Back to Topeka, Kathleen !


16 posted on 06/07/2012 11:30:45 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Paladin2

I think Late June is when they will rule/release ruling


17 posted on 06/07/2012 11:32:07 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Sub-Driver
"We've been talking to women throughout the country ... What the law meant for them is peace of mind".

After all these years of fighting for so-called equal rights, the main point Sebelius can make is that women need a law that gives them peace of mind. Let's make this idiotic administration go away.

18 posted on 06/07/2012 11:34:06 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Whatever the circumstances … care will be there. Affordable prices will be there. Coverage will be there that you need."

The qualifier there being just who determines "Need"?

19 posted on 06/07/2012 11:36:50 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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The qualifier there being just who determines "Need"?

They do. And it's already been done. If you're a pregnant woman, you need an abortion.

20 posted on 06/07/2012 11:42:11 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
There you are! She and Obama will IGNORE the SCOTUS ruling, and openly break the law! And the Republicans in D.C.(as they have done, over the past 3 1/2 years,) will do NOTHING to stop them!

Yea, the other faction of this corrupt "Two-Party Cartel" will perform its usual, predictable non action.

21 posted on 06/07/2012 11:49:17 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: houeto

Well the healthcare law has certainly impacted this woman’s life. I now have $60 a mnth less to spend because that’s how much my premiums have gone up since it passed.


22 posted on 06/07/2012 11:51:34 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t know how prepared they can be. There are a lot of “ancillary” things in that law that were predicated on financing 0bamacare. For example, the feds were going to finance a big chunk of the cost by nationalizing the college student loan industry, and the nationalization of that section of the economy was in the bill. A bunch of lenders like Sallie Mae lost a big chunk of business.

If 0bamacare is repealed, the Sallie Mae can return to status quo ante and start lending again. And the feds are out. Which would be great because I can give you horror stories about trying to deal with the feds on student loans. The goverment run program doesn’t work well? What a shock.


23 posted on 06/07/2012 11:53:22 AM PDT by henkster (Wanted: Politicians willing to say "No" to people. No experience required.)
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To: Paladin2

Did you read the article? The ruling could come any day in June.


24 posted on 06/07/2012 11:57:02 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free
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To: Sub-Driver

Ready to do what? Have CDC invent a bunch of horrible outbreaks and mandatory vaccines? There’s no telling what HHS Maven has in mind.


25 posted on 06/07/2012 11:57:29 AM PDT by floriduh voter
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Any BUSINESS day.


26 posted on 06/07/2012 11:58:31 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
According to the Supreme Court website, the last day of this session is June 25. By the time the court adjourns the session (by tradition) they will have either issued their opinion OR rolled it over to be argued again next session.

But having a lifetime appointment means never having to say you're sorry ... they can do what they want.

27 posted on 06/07/2012 12:05:10 PM PDT by In Maryland (Liberal logic - the ultimate oxymoron!)
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To: ken in texas

Hillarious that “independent feminists” NEED the government to take the place of a man and perform the same role as a man - protect and provide.


28 posted on 06/07/2012 12:06:50 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Biggirl

I expect 6-3 or 7-2 to take down “O’Care.”


29 posted on 06/07/2012 12:08:17 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Sub-Driver
When they are reduced to peddling ObamaKKKare as "women's health care" they've lost it.

Nothing in there about the elderly, the sick, the poor, the injured, and certainly not the chillun'

Sibelius might as well start checking into the nuthouse.

30 posted on 06/07/2012 12:08:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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You forget about the STATES?

States aren’t going to do diddly if this law is struck down.

The formula is, Obama ignores the SCOTUS, the STATES ignore Obama.


31 posted on 06/07/2012 12:10:09 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Yep.


32 posted on 06/07/2012 12:11:19 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: blueyon
I think Late June is when they will rule/release ruling

And no one knows ahead of time what the ruling is? Yeah, right. This is a signal to the donors to keep the money rolling in when parts of it get struck down.

33 posted on 06/07/2012 12:14:52 PM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: Paladin2

If it’s like most Supreme Court decisions, we’ll get a “heads up” a day or two before the release. Then the big day will be a huge Media Extravaganza.


34 posted on 06/07/2012 12:15:24 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: EDINVA
I expect 6-3 or 7-2 to take down “O’Care.”

Not a chance.

It all comes down to Kennedy, as usual. Ginsburg, Kagan, Breyer and CINO Sotomayor are a lost cause. Kennedy is the swing vote.

35 posted on 06/07/2012 12:15:45 PM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: Puppage
"Whatever the circumstances … care will be there. Affordable prices will be there. Coverage will be there that you need."

So, if that's the case, why is OBAMACARE necessary?

36 posted on 06/07/2012 12:16:47 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More (OxBAMA!!'s name is all caps as sarcasm to indicate a lack of respect, as he does not deserve it)
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To: Paladin2

Last week in June is last I heard.


37 posted on 06/07/2012 12:16:52 PM PDT by RitaOK (No Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she is "confident and optimistic" that the high court will uphold the law, but added "we'll be ready for contingencies" if it does not.

And we'll be ready for contingencies too, if it does uphold the law, Madame Morticia. Open defiance, civil disobedience and if necessary, prison.

Viva Cristo Rey!!

38 posted on 06/07/2012 12:19:58 PM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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the most important women's health law in at least 50 years

Is there ever anything that is good for straight, white, employed, males? Everyone else is of a protected class with special accommodations

39 posted on 06/07/2012 12:21:15 PM PDT by thepatriot1 (...brought to you courtesy of the Red, White and Blue)
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To: Sub-Driver

The statement “”the most important women’s health law in at least 50 years” is BLATANTLY DISCRIMINATORY AGAINST MEN. Secondly, “We’ll be ready” is a misnomer.. Our health care is a matter completely independent of government purview and she has no right to act as though it is. That is what the 0bamacare decision is all about; Getting Sista Sebelius’ sexist, grubby fingers OUT of our underwear!


40 posted on 06/07/2012 12:22:09 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Sebelius is attempting to paint SCOTUS as being ‘anti-women’ if they strike the law. Nice attempt at PSY OPS, horse face Sebelius!


41 posted on 06/07/2012 12:25:50 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: stephenjohnbanker
"And the Republicans in D.C.(as they have done, over the past 3 1/2 years,) will do NOTHING to stop them!!"
42 posted on 06/07/2012 12:32:15 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: EDINVA
I expect 6-3 or 7-2 to take down “O’Care.”

Make that "Ø Care."

What's troubling for me is the lack of clarity on the question to be addressed in this issue:

- Is just the individual mandate to be struck down? - Is the entire bill unconstitutional due to non-severability?

43 posted on 06/07/2012 12:32:40 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: tumblindice

It is embarrassing to watch this....


44 posted on 06/07/2012 12:39:11 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: fwdude

I believe they are two separate points, and both were argued before the SC.


45 posted on 06/07/2012 12:43:58 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: Perdogg
If declared unconstitutional, they cannot do anything: they cannot tax, they cannot spend. I am wondering how they would enforce a toothless non-existant law.

With guns and intimidation.

46 posted on 06/07/2012 12:48:06 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
It is embarrassing to watch this....

The willies it gives you....
47 posted on 06/07/2012 12:59:03 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: Puppage
And, if I am 83 years old and need a new heart???????????

Well...um...here, have a pill.

48 posted on 06/07/2012 12:59:37 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Sub-Driver
"It's best to anticipate that the law is fully constitutional"

Sounds like they know the individual mandate will be struck down.

49 posted on 06/07/2012 1:11:24 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Sub-Driver

Impeach her! There’s her contingency.


50 posted on 06/07/2012 1:15:27 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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