Skooter reporting 06/28/12
It’s only hours away for the Supreme Court to deliver its most fervently anticipated of the session, as the White House, lawmakers, business leaders and the nation wait to see if the Affordable Care Act will be sustained, struck down or to compromise or some middle option.
The decision for now, remains a speculation, but surely it will have broad consequences.
This is an election year and a period of uncertain economic recovery, what the high court ruling will undulate through the political world and what’s more, the sector that counts for one-sixth of the American economy.
As a result of this, the following question would be asked: Will Americans be guaranteed coverage regardless of medical condition? Will they be forced to buy insurance? Will businesses be able to hire without worrying whether they can afford the accompanying health care costs?
The White House, showered with questions at Wednesday's meeting, was restrained to entertain the consequence of the ominous decision and what it could mean for President Obama's signature domestic policy accomplishment and what it could mean for the millions of Americans it affects.
Press Secretary Jay Carney said that they await the Supreme Court decision, just like everyone else and that they will be ready for the decision when it is handed down. Secretary Carney added that the Obama administration is “confident” the law is constitutional, and he safeguarded what the provisions have done for health care in America today.
Meanwhile the Republicans pledged to keep up the fight to repeal the law should the court sustain all or part of it.