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Hi everybody first our top story today that the Supreme Court showdown I'm generally I'm John Scott with the fate of the health care overhaul now hanging in the balance the Supreme Court justices.
Now dig into this question.
Campbell lost survive if they strike down its most controversial component the individual mandate.
That's the one that requires Americans to buy health insurance or pay a penalty.
The High Court also set to focus on another provision of the law today which involves expanding Medicaid.
Karl Rove is the former deputy chief of staff to president George W.
Bush and a Fox News contributor.
-- there's so much has been made of which side is winning the arguments thus far.
But until these justices actually rule we're not gonna know.
That -- as far as you're concerned can you can't miss loss stand without the individual mandate.
-- -- the administration supporters say the the law can't stand whether that's individual mandate if you don't require everybody to buy health insurance.
Then if you've got this other provision called guaranteed issue that says the insurance companies have to provide a policy regarding regardless of briefing this existing condition.
What happens then is -- people show up and say.
-- -- insurance and and so without the individual mandate to -- law falls and even its advocates -- -- well the president says it's his signature achievement if the law gets struck down what happens to his reelection prospects.
Well I think it depends on what his response is and I'm writing about this tomorrow for the Wall Street Journal.
On the one hand he could say.
I accept the court's decision and let's work to find a bipartisan answer.
The provides access greater access to affordable health insurance for all Americans that could position -- back in the center.
Or he could double down which I think the instinct to this team is -- to do.
And that is to attack the conservative majority on the court is heartless.
And two that demand a greater role for the government perhaps you know public option where the government directly competes with private and nonprofit providers.
-- -- that's a big decision the president all things.
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