Fiat Enforcement of Obamacare Stirring Some Opposition

by Ryan on July 9, 2013

in Election 2014,Health Care,Politics

The Obama Administration’s announcement last week that it will arbitrarily push back certain aspects of Obamacare until after the 2014 Election is actually getting some blow back from the GOP, surprisingly, beyond their seemingly obligatory and now tiresome repeal votes.

The GOP is saying that it’s not fair to delay certain aspects of the law’s implementation that will leave others painfully in its clutches.  The (unconstitutional, I still believe) individual mandate will remain to punish those without insurance, but businesses with over 50 workers don’t have to insure anyone for another year, essentially guaranteeing more individuals are dumped into the state exchanges.  However, 26 states have legally refused to set up those exchanges, meaning the feds will have to do it, leading to even more chaos!

However, can the Obama Administration arbitrarily do this kind of fiat enforcement of the law without consulting Congress?

The GOP is looking into this, but the administration is splitting hairs to make it sound kosher through some clever wordplay about “reporting” powers.  Given our recent Fourth of July celebrations, Mark Steyn had a few, very interesting things to say about these kinds of arbitrary dictates from an executive.

At the end of the day, semantic-driven one-year delays are not going to solve the kinds of problems in the Obamacare system.  This kind of chaos was baked in the cake, so as to push the nation towards a more simple single-payer nationalized system.  Ultimately this kind of chaos plays into the progressive long-game on socialized health care, which the country still doesn’t even want.

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