There are times these days when it feels like the EBN-EBA offices are in Las Vegas instead of Arlington, Va. That’s because on a nearly daily basis for the last two to three weeks, we’ve gotten a hot tip on when the Supreme Court will issue its ruling on the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. One tipster said the decision could come as early as today!
So, while we’re waiting around, we figured we’d ask you when you thought the ruling would be handed down. Take our poll:
When do you think the Supreme Court will issue its opinion?
A. Week of June 11
B. Week of June 18
C. Week of June 25
D. In July
Place your vote here in the comments. We can’t offer you a prize if you’re right—just a chance to be entertained while we all kill time until the decision ultimately is announced.
In other Supreme Court news, according to a report from The Hill, the Obama administration “apparently doesn’t have much of a plan for moving forward” if the Supreme Court strikes down all or part of PPACA. The Hill cites a feature in The New Yorker that quoted an unnamed former White House aide:
“The strategy is to just go on the offensive and say, ‘Look at Citizens United; look at the health care decision; look at Bush v. Gore. We have an out-of-control activist court, and Romney will make it worse.' That’s Plan A. Plan B is nothing.”
Not that anonymous ex-White House sources are the most reliable, but it’s interesting tidbit all the same.
For your part, what is your company’s plan, should the Supreme Court strike down health care reform? Will you maintain the provisions already implemented but scrap the rest? Pitch the whole thing? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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