In the legal chess match over health care, the Obama administration's next move is promising.
An appeals court dealt the law a potentially devastating blow today when it agreed with critics who charged that subsidies should not be provided to millions of people who live in states that do not run their own insurance exchanges.
The most obvious next step is for the White House to appeal to the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, where it will face a friendly audience. Seven of the circuit's 11 active judges were picked by Democratic presidents, including four Obama himself appointed.