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Susan Dentzer Suspects 5 Justices Will Vote to Uphold Subsidies in King v. Burwell

Even though there hasn't been much public discussion from the Obama administration in regards to contingency plans should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, there is likely much talk going on behind the scenes, explained Susan Dentzer, senior health policy adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Even though there hasn’t been much public discussion from the Obama administration in regards to contingency plans should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, there is likely much talk going on behind the scenes, explained Susan Dentzer, senior health policy adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The administration actually has little to gain from talking about creating contingency plans since it is of the belief that the law deserves to upheld, as Solicitor General Donald Verrilli explained.

While she is of the belief that based on oral arguments there are 5 votes Court to uphold the law, the justices will have their own reasons for voting that way.

“There won’t be a single opinion to say the least,” Ms Dentzer says.  “There very rarely is with the Supreme Court. But I think the administration is doing its best to think about how it could blunt the effects of it.”

 
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