Some Republicans say they simply do not believe that the Obama administration isn’t developing a fallback plan in case the Supreme Court dismantles a piece of the healthcare law this summer.
Sylvia Burwell, the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), has repeatedly said there is no plan B if the high court rules that subsidies for insurance cannot be distributed through the federal exchange HealthCare.gov.
Burwell said Tuesday that the White House has “no plans” if the subsidies become illegal.
"No credible person would believe that," Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) told The Hill on Wednesday.
"It would be executive malpractice not to have a plan, a contingency plan, for what happens when that court ruling comes down, and I'm going to assume that this government doesn't practice executive malpractice,” he said.
Burwell’s warning, which was delivered to several GOP offices on Tuesday, dramatically raises the stakes for King V. Burwell. The high court will hear oral arguments in the case on March 4.
Both parties have repeatedly said that a plaintiff victory in the case could cause massive damage to ObamaCare, perhaps even crippling the law.
With such high stakes, Republicans say the administration must be crafting a plan to avert disaster.
"It's hard to fathom that the administration would bury its head in the sand and fail to engage in any contingency planning," said Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), who chairs the health subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The only plan they should have is to dismantle it. The Seniors who are more prone to needing medical care are getting slammed with doubled co-pays and deductibles. Many are putting going to specialists or not going at all. This thing is a mess. I want all of Washington to have to be on this stinking plan. Maybe then they will do something about it.
President Obama was allowed to destroy everything for the elderly and all Americans and nothing but talk is being done about.
I think when these politicians come to speak at events, there should be a hang-mans-noose hanging near where they are speaking. Just to give them something to think about.
They have 'one' fallback plan. And that is a mandatory single payer system. OF course the 'lawmakers' , The illegals, and the croonies of a corrupt regime ...won't have to abide by it.
Justice Roberts has been plan B from day one. Not sure if he's Obama's dog or pony...Semper Fi Nam 66-67
This Administration has had one Plan since inception, dismantle the United States of America. If our Representatives, after thousands of speeches, promising to protect us, look out for our welfare, blah, blah, blah, are afraid to do their Job, then we have an elected body of Cowards. If these people are so crooked, so compromised, so dastardly incompetent, then we have little hope for a future free of slavery.
Although we may never get it through the senate, there could be letters of impeachment drafted now and this sorry ass President be made aware. I'm at a point where all of those independents who take offense to that impeachment will only solidify what I've always said, an independent are not trustworthy and are not worth a s--t, they have no principles and would sell out their own parents.
Come on guys!!! ALL Americans should know by now that TRAITOR President Obama THINKS LIKE A CRIMINAL. Obama has "contingency plans" for every corrupt, criminal and illegal policy and action that he is CONTINUALLY trying to FORCE onto Americans --- the VAST majority of which disagree with his crimes and power grabs.
Call a spade a spade --- Obama is a corrupt criminal TRAITOR, and his actions and statements reinforce that description every day.
If they have a plan count on the fact it will be far worse than the original. Its about money not health care.
What do the republicans care anyway? It's not like they're doing ANYTHING to stop Obama and his thugs from trampling all over us, the Constitution, and our civil rights....