President Barack Obama is anticipating the Supreme Court might not rule in favor of his health-care law, and is reportedly telling Democratic donors to brace for a loss.
Bloomberg reported that during a May 14 fundraiser, Obama admitted that depending on how the court rules on the Affordable Care Act later this month, he may have to revisit parts of the plan.
Obama's disclosure was confirmed to Bloomberg by several Democratic activists. It is a vast difference from the public position, with Obama and leading Democrats expressing confidence that the high court will uphold the health-care law and its mandate that everyone should buy health insurance or be fined for lacking it.
The Supreme Court began hearings on the constitutionality of the 2010 health care overhaul in March. Twenty-six states are putting up a strong fight against the law.
Some contributors now believe the Obama administration is discussing contingency plans should the court rule against the law.
Last month, a Quinnipiac poll showed that voters in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania wanted the Affordable Care Act ruled unconstitutional. In general, voters wanted the high court to either toss out the entire law or the insurance mandate provision.