Obamacare Plan B

• May 17, 2012 9:38 am


Liberal activists, including some foreign backed groups, are already planning for Obamacare's demise.

Buzzfeed obtained a secret memo circulated by the Health Care for America Now, a leftwing healthcare group, that promises agitation should the Supreme Court strike down Obama’s legacy legislation. HCAN calls on activists to seek out astroturf demonstrations with pre-packaged "people stories" in emergency rooms and hospitals across the country.

"It’s important and reasonable considering legal precedent to continue projecting confidence that the court will uphold the law but, at the same time, we must be truly prepared for any scenario," the memo warns. "We should prepare advocates and activists who will participate in rapid response for an outcome that is mixed, muddled or even negative with a coordinated message with the public." …

"The best way to demonstrate public outrage or public celebration about the decision is to stage an event that shows average people actually responding to the news. We can do this by organizing events as quickly after the announcement of the decision as possible while the media window is still open–ideally, within 12-24 hours," the memo says. "The final messaging will be either celebratory or agitational in tone depending on the result, but we will need to have both versions prepared to go."

HCAN is funded in part by foreign money, receiving $25 million from Atlantic Philanthropies, an international charity that funds healthcare reform efforts in Vietnam, Ireland, and Australia.

Herndon Alliance, which helped circulate the memo, was instrumental in shaping Obamacare, working with congressional and White House leaders. Politico reported on the organization in 2009:

Herndon Alliance is the most influential group in the health arena that the public has never heard of. Its work has flowed through the three major Democratic presidential campaigns and built a following among senior administration officials who receive its daily e-mail analysis of news clips.

The activists are a step ahead of the White House, which has repeatedly said that it has no Plan B if Obamacare is overturned.