White House Mum on Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling
The White House kept quiet as it waits for the Supreme Court’s ruling on President Barack Obama’s healthcare law. The ruling on Obama’s biggest accomplishment can affect the outcome of his re-election bid. He will learn about the outcome of the ruling at the same time as the rest of the nation. He will not receive any advanced warning the same way as he does for other government actions such as the release of unemployment reports.
The White House often sends out press releases about important issues but it remained silent with regards to President Obama’s plans regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling. The presidential staff hasn’t issued a statement on whether the president will make a public appearance Thursday but he is scheduled to spend the day in meetings at the White House.
It is the calm before the storm outside the Supreme Court. Several camera crews have already taken their spots on the front steps while the tourists casually pass by with no signs of the frenzy to come. Inside the Capitol, lawmakers and their aides were drawing up plans regarding the court’s upcoming ruling.
Representative Peter Welch, Democrat from Vermont, said the he is working on a Plan B that will provide Medicare for all. Advocacy groups were running through the scenarios. Health policy experts predicted different scenarios while a tea party group said it would stream live from the court steps.
No matter what the nine justices decide, it would change the course of the nation’s healthcare system as well as the outcome of the fall election. The Affordable Care Act was made to increase the number of Americans who have access to healthcare. It has become one of the examples of the difference between the Democrats and the Republicans with regards to their stand on the role of the federal government on the lives of Americans.