Everyone's waiting for the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act that's expected to come as early as tomorrow, so here's our guide to how you should be preparing of the Court's decision. Depending on how the Supreme Court rules, which is expected before the Court's term ends this week, the Affordable Care Act could live, die, or limp into existence in a modified form. Obviously, the part of the bill causing the most discussion is the individual mandate and whether or not it will survive. This is how most people are looking at tomorrow's ruling.
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The uncertainty over how the Court is going to rule is forcing Democrats and Republicans to prepare multiple press releases to respond to the different ways the ruling could go down. It never hurts to be prepared for every scenario. The Washington Post's Sarah Kliff spoke with Families USA Executive Director Ron Pollack who said he has eight different press releases preparing for how the Court will rule. "There’s one for if the whole law gets upheld, and another for a situation where it is all taken down. One for where just the individual mandate falls, and a completely separate statement should the end to preexisting conditions go with it," Kliff explains. "I know it sounds ridiculous," Pollack told her, "but how many things do you want to be unprepared for?" Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock was red in the face on Friday when Politico caught him accidentally uploading four different reaction videos to Youtube.