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And let's bring Entebbe -- -- is former health and human services deputy secretary now -- visiting senior fellow.
With the husband institute -- good to have you being here -- on this I said it's monumental week for this country.
What is out possible outcomes.
That we would get from the Supreme Court beginning with what they could decide.
Based on this morning hour and a half argument.
Yeah dig it could be here and ended seventh that this morning's.
Argument and the -- injunction act on this question of whether it's right to have this conversation now could kind of and the whole conversation before it even starts right the notion is that they tax is only something that you can object to.
If the taxes imposed and as we know the mandate doesn't really get imposed for the penalty and -- it doesn't get imposed until 2015 when you do your 2014 taxes.
So that's the argument and the idea would be that you can actually have a conversation about it now.
I I think that it's one of the possible scenarios other ones are overturning the individual mandate.
Which -- lower courts have done upholding the whole law which those union members are talking about would obviously like to see and then.
There's also a possibility of overturning the entire law and then going back contract so those look for possibilities.
And is there really any way to know what could happen it seems like you can try and guess how the court could decide but.
You would be just that guessing.
-- -- exactly right whenever somebody tells me or asked me what is gonna happen I think anybody tells you with certainty what's gonna happen is just draw the line -- But there are speculations -- -- we could say based on these sports scenario some are more likely than other so for example.
I'd like to CDO -- -- overturned a not a fan of the law but I think that's -- the least likely of the four scenarios -- laid out.
And we -- we can also go back to the the previous appeals court decisions because three appeals courts.
Rejected the challenges to this law and then one rejected the individual mandate but just the mandate itself is that right.
Yeah and then there was a lower court decision by judge Vinson in Florida.
Where he overturn the entire law and he said that if the mandate goes the whole lot has to go because there inextricably linked.
So there there are all all the possibilities are out there positive atmosphere of the court does.
What's interesting is some that was pointed out last week is -- support for this health care law not really changed.
It since it was enacted two years ago even with the kind of easiest parts being put into place up -- including the insurance pull for people who are sick and uninsured which is not turned out the way.
That said that certainly the White House probably expected with.
The high premiums really hurting enrollment and the difficulty in rolling and then the costs have come -- much higher -- why.
Don't you think more people have gotten on board with this in a two year period.
Yeah that's a fantastic point I mean every previous piece of social level welfare legislation the American people even if it's controversial at the time said okay we're gonna move on.
But this this law because it's so expensive because it's so intrusive of the individual mandate.
And because it was done in -- you know partisan way.
You only had Democrats voting for it and you had all the Republicans and some Democrats -- against it so the unit partisan way in which was passed I think.
Really hurts President Obama and has made it so that be expected acceptance of the law that they were counting on has not happened.
-- it was great to talk to you we will check back in with you I believe later in this hour but Bob and a half hours of oral arguments over three days.
We haven't seen hot court did that I think about half a century so.
It's epic day and an -- weak in many ways -- thanks for being here for attempt to -- case.
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