The House votes to delay the employer and individual mandates, teeing up a battle in the fall over the CR which could be explosive.
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Ben Domenech, Heartland’s Health Care Research Fellow, and Managing Editor of Health Care News, appeared on The Blaze TV yesterday as part of a panel to talk about President Obama’s campaign-like speech on Obamacare.
Official, governing opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Justice Department state that the President has the power to decline to enforce laws he believes are unconstitutional. “But these opinions have always insisted that the President has no authority…to ‘refuse to enforce a statute he opposes for policy reasons.’”
That is what our system needs. Not third-party payers who know they can always raise premiums to cover these ridiculous costs so never bother to argue, but engaged (and sometimes enraged) consumers who refuse to be treated like patsies.
What Obamacare has given us instead is, in the Tribune’s words, a “complex system that relies on computers to share data with the Internal Revenue Service, state tax offices, Medicaid, Medicare and other agencies in order to verify customer information.” To paraphrase Jay Leno, what could possibly go wrong?
It may not be that surprising that during the current progressive administration the opposition has been dismissed as “racists” and “tea baggers…” Bottom line — no matter how big a tantrum the progressives throw, no matter how many names they call their opponents, no matter how badly they distort the facts, the probability of very many young healthy people signing up for coverage in California or anywhere else is extremely low.
Now that the Congress has passed the Orwellian monstrosity that is Obamacare — and Ms. Pelosi and the rest of us have found out what’s in it —President Obama’s rhetorical “guarantees” have proved as phony as a three-dollar bill.
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