On CBS This Morning, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told host Charlie Rose she expects the Supreme Court to rule in favor of the constitutionality of the health care law. The court is expected to hand down a ruling by the end of the month.
Rep. Pelosi, who was Speaker when the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, predicted a 6-3 decision that would uphold the law. “I think we are ironclad on the constitutionality of the bill”, she said, but she added that Democrats are ready “for any eventuality”.
When pressed by Rose on what Democrats would do in the event that the bill is struck down, Rep. Pelosi ran through the various rulings the court could hand down without offering any specifics on a potential legislative response.
She made it clear that Democrats should continue to promote popular elements of the bill with the public, arguing that Americans have “become used to” many of the provisions of the law that are already in effect. These include health and wellness programs, protections for children with pre-existing conditions and the ability for children to stay on their parents plans until age 26.
“It would be hard to see them roll back” these provisions, Rep. Pelosi stated.
The Supreme Court’s current session ends June 28th.
Have a look at Pelosi’s comments, via CBS:
h/t CBS News
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