In the event that the Supreme Court strikes down his healthcare overhaul, President Barack Obama is preparing a revised version.
According to reports, Obama told high-paying donors at a private event that he has plans to revise the law if it is struck down by the Court, despite his public displays of confidence that it will be upheld.
Obama has allegedly made comments at several high-dollar fundraisers since March — when oral arguments before the court were perceived to go badly for the Administration — that healthcare could need new attention in a second term, according to The Hill.
Bloomberg reports that on May 14 Obama said he was planning to revise the overhaul during a $35,800-a-plate dinner at the Manhattan apartment of Tony James, president of private-equity firm the Blackstone Group.
The White House denied the reports with spokesman Jay Carney writing in an email: “While I won’t discuss in detail the president’s private conversations, I can say that your reporting, attributed to unnamed sources, inaccurately reflects the president’s views.”