The PJ Tatler

If Burwell Sinks Obamacare, Administration Has a Plan: Do Nothing

You knew this was coming, because the Democrats have been telegraphing it for weeks now: if the Supreme Court rules that the law actually is what the plain language of the law says it is, and outlaws the IRS’s illegal subsidies to peons forced to buy “health insurance” on the federal exchange, then it will all be the Republicans’ fault:

Days before the Supreme Court could strip it of a central component, there is still no “plan B” for Obamacare. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell warned the Obama administration will be unable to cover the millions of Americans who could lose their medical insurance if the Supreme Court decides to unravel much of the Affordable Care Act.

“We don’t believe there is an administration solution that would undo all of that damage,” Burwell said about the looming Supreme Court ruling in an exclusive interview with CNN. The court could rule as early as [today] in the health care case. They are expected to hand down a decision by the end of the month.

HHS officials worry most Americans are unaware of the potential chaos at stake should the justices decide against the administration in King versus Burwell, the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The case rests on whether consumers who purchase their insurance on the Obamacare’s federal exchanges are legally eligible for hundreds of dollars in subsidies that makes their coverage more affordable.

Not wanting to be seen a blue meanies regarding a law that not a single one of them voted for, the Republicans are, naturally, getting ready to rush in with a fix. Can’t anybody here play this game?