"We will be prepared," said Obama aide Valerie Jarrett this week when asked about White House contingency plans in the event that Obamacare is struck down by the Supreme Court. But on Twitter, Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic said something interesting: that the White House has executive orders ready to go if Obamacare is struck down. "Their content and timing I dont know," Marc says. "But theyve got contingency plans a-plenty."
Its not clear to me exactly how much of Obamacare can be reinstated via executive order. Its certainly conceivable that the president could issue costly mandates that affect private insurers. But the president couldnt expand Medicaid on his own, or ration Medicare without congressional approval.
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