The White House reiterated Thursday its view that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is constitutional, but said it “will be ready” if the Supreme Court strikes it down.
During his daily press conference, the press secretary, Jay Carney also said that he is “pleased” with the presentation of the case for PPACA constitutionality made by Donald Verrilli Jr.U.S.Solicitor General, and his team.
“The president believes that PPACA is constitutional,” Carney said.
But, Carney did not explain the administration’s Plan B if the law, or at least the individual mandate provision, were determined to be unconstitutional.
“He agrees with the opinions of conservative judges who have said the same thing about the PPACA, that it’s constitutional,” Carney said.