Skip to comments.Sebelius: ‘We’ll be ready’ if Supreme Court strikes healthcare law
Posted on 06/07/2012 10:48:18 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Sebelius: Well 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."
” 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!!
And that goes for your little dog too! Hee-hee-hee-cackle-cackle.......
And, if I am 83 years old and need a new heart???????????
It sure is. That started last summer when the 10% tax at tanning salons took effect.
When is the decision due to be released?
In that case proper, government determined care would be euthanasia.
Translation: If Obamacare is struck down, the Administration will ignore the rule. Likely they will spin it as narrow and/or irrelevant.
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.
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.
So is Obama going to declare a national emergency and institute martial law? I know he’s looking for an excuse.
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 ?
If you're 83, you don't need a new heart, silly. You need a lethal injection, a crematorium and an urn.
Long for a 5-4 decision taking down Obamacare.
Wrote that and then it occurred to me, “Hey, is this the Onion or AZ”?
Back to Topeka, Kathleen !
I think Late June is when they will rule/release ruling
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.
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.