Political Jockeying Accelerates In Anticipation Of Decision
News outlets report on how political leaders, interest groups and the presidential campaigns have stepped up their messaging strategies surrounding the long-awaited Supreme Court ruling.
Kaiser Health News: Health On The Hill: Political Jockeying In Anticipation Of Supreme Court Ruling
Mary Agnes Carey and Marilyn Werber Serafini join Jackie Judd to talk about the permutations of the impending Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the health care law. Carey says much is at stake for all people who touch the health care system while Werber Serafini outlines some of the Republican alternatives to the law (6/20).
Politico: Neera Tanden: Health Care Ruling Won't Be The End
A ruling against the health law would energize Democratic voters in the 2012 election, says one prominent backer. And a ruling in favor of it — even if that means at least one Republican-appointed justice upholds it — won't make its critics suddenly find it politically palatable, said one of the law's leading foes (Haberkorn, 6/20).
Politico: Health Lobby To Parse Words After Decision
When the Supreme Court hands down its ruling on the health care law, it's game on for K Street. Lawyers and lobbyists are preparing their rapid-response plans to dissect the decision and tell clients what it means. But no matter how quickly people figure out what the court said, don't expect corporate America to come out spiking the football (Palmer, 6/20).
Politico: Breaking ACA Into Bite-Size Sound Bites
In recent months on the trail, Obama has pulled out at least five of the law's most popular provisions and given them a feature role when talking to crucial voter groups, such as seniors, young people and women. The strategy makes sense: As unpopular as health care is as a whole, polling has repeatedly found that individual items in the law are popular with the public (Haberkorn and Samuelsohn, 6/20).
Roll Call: Mitt Romney, House GOP Prepare For Health Ruling
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney dispatched two health care advisers to Capitol Hill this week and House GOP leaders met with their rank and file behind closed doors for a final time to promote a unified front ahead of Monday's anticipated Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law. Regardless of whether the law is found constitutional, Republicans are hoping to avoid any intraparty squabbles that could jeopardize Romney's chances at the White House (Newhauser, 6/21).