Taking a defiant stand against the impending court challenge to ObamaCare, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said that the government is confident of winning a lawsuit that threatens to disentangle the administration’s healthcare law.
“We believe we are in a place where our argument and our position will prevail,” Burwell told media persons.
Burwell was addressing reporters on Tuesday when he was bombarded with questions about how the US government is preparing the states to face the worst-case scenario in case it is defeated in the case.
The lawsuit could result into crippling of the healthcare law by denying billions in subsidies from the federal government provided to the consumers to support them for payment of premiums.
She further said, “I think anyone can create any kind of hypothetical in life and in policy. I think what we’re focused on now is the law of the land.”
When asked about whether the government has prepared any contingency plan to make up for the USD 64 billion- potential loss in subsidies, she declined to comment but said, “I’m going to stick with where I am.”
In November, the Supreme Court had announced that it will be taking up the subsidies case. With its decision, the country’s top court had surprised healthcare experts and many court-watchers.