The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce any day whether the federal health care law withstands constitutional muster. Ahead of the decision, the White House is touting parts of the law that have already had an impact.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said it’s thanks to the Affordable Care Act that three out of four people between the ages of 19 and 25 are now insured. "Three million more young Americans are no longer living with the fear and uncertainty that comes when you don’t have access to health care," she said.
This policy change may survive even if the Supreme Court strikes down the law. Recently, three of the nation's largest insurance companies announced they'll allow young people to stay on their parents' policies no matter how the Court rules.
Still, the Obama administration says that, without the law, insurance companies would be free to change their minds later on.
The White House hasn’t said what it will do if the Supreme Court strikes down all or part of the health care law.
For his part, House Speaker John Boehner promises to try to repeal the entire law if the Supreme Court doesn’t.