WASHINGTON (AP) — Voicing optimism, the White House on Wednesday said it is too early to devise contingency plans that anticipate the Supreme Court striking down any portion of President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Separately, the White House says it has “every confidence” in the solicitor general’s handling of the high court debate over the health care law.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that after three days of oral arguments before the court, the White House remained focused on enacting all the provisions of the law.
“If there is a reason or a need for us to consider some contingencies down the line, then we’ll do it then,” Earnest told reporters.
“There are a lot of different things that they could find, one way or the other,” Earnest said of the nine justices, who are expected to rule on the 2010 law’s constitutionality by the end of June. “We remain confident that they’re going to find the entire thing constitutional.”