November 15, 2013

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The Obama administration announced yesterday it will delay enforcement of Obamacare’s benefit mandates, which have already led insurers to cancel health plans for millions of Americans.

The unlawful “fix” is another of the administration’s attempts to go outside the law and around Congress. It’s the latest in a long line of unilateral changes the President has made in an attempt to salvage an unworkable law.

And it won’t work, Heritage Foundation health care expert Chris Jacobs says. “The President’s promise that his new ‘plan’ can allow people to keep their plans is just as flawed and false as his original ‘like your plan/keep it’ pledge.”

The President can’t just “un-cancel” insurance plans. Insurance commissioners in several states have already said that changing the rules at the last minute will further disrupt the market and hurt consumers. Moreover, insurers have already spent years preparing to comply with the law, and may not be able to restore plans even if they wanted to.

The power to “fix” Obamacare lies with Congress, and the solution has become increasingly clear: Undo this unfair, unworkable, and unpopular law.

What do you think of this latest Obamacare “fix”?

Comments (27)

Bruce - November 19, 2013

Since Obama tries to b Santa clause apparently he misplaced his give everyone everything list

Fredrick J Yerrick - November 19, 2013

Illegal actions for a very questionable law passed by 1 party only and forced on Free Citizens of America!

Lloyd Brown - November 19, 2013

Flawed from the start. “We have to pass it to find out what’s in it” was the first red flag, and should have been the stake driven into the proposed legislation heart.

Mark Del Monaco - November 19, 2013

It’s becoming pathetically humorous. If he wasn’t the elected leader of the previously most powerful and influential country in the world, we’d be laughing at the painful lesson learned… But the pain is on us and Obama will probably be free to spread his propaganda and lies, on our dime, for the rest of his life. Not so humorous anymore. He’s a criminal.

Lane West - November 19, 2013

The regs need to be changed to allow a wider range of policies, including those with limited benefits. The mandatory benefits are too many and includes too many “free” benegits. The law therefore forces insurers to cancel policies that don’t meet Obama’s rich requirements.

Reform need to promote competition, not kill it

Nancy Summers - November 20, 2013

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I feel that OAMACARE is a disaster and should be repealed…..We need to keep competition….we do not want government involved in our health care. We do NOT want socialized medicine, We are AMERICA!!!
The land of the FREE!!!!

Paul Bucher - November 20, 2013

The Government can’y do anything right and has no business screwing up our healthcare and in no way shape or form should the IRS be involved with healthcare. Repeal this unconstitutional piece of worst ledgislation they have ever dreamed up.

Carolyn Hall - November 20, 2013

It and he stink, time to remove Obama from office.

Marjorie Taylor - November 20, 2013

It’s just another lie to try to shift blame to the insurance companies. Obamacare needs to be totally repealed by Congress.

Bruce - November 20, 2013

Why is it that no one is talking about the total costs to put this plan in place and run it? For awhile there was conversation about this, now all that gets talked about is the rollout and all it’s problems, and changing the rules so people can keep what they have. There is talk about What if the younger people do not sign up and the cost of that. Total cost ? Can America afford this? If it is not funded and not going to be what difference does the rest make?

Aniece McCulloch - November 20, 2013

I want Obama Card REPEALED, not defunded. Get rid of it all together!!!!

Winston Evans - November 20, 2013

The “fix” proposed by Obama cannot repair a law that is “fundamentally flawed” from the start. “Repeal and replace” is the only viable alternative, now that we’ve read it and know what’s in it. Too bad Democrats did not do their job when they unilaterally passed it.

Gary Radford - November 20, 2013

Painting the door steps while the house is burning down. That’s what I think about Obama’s fixes.

Marilyn Flowers - November 20, 2013

Obamacare needs to be completely repealed.

Obama needs to be completely impeached and removed from office because of his arrogant disregard for the Constitution and the freedoms he is eliminating.

Catherine Gibb - November 20, 2013

There is no way to “fix” Obamacare. It must be repealed, but real reforms do need to be made. And these reforms need to promote competition as Lane West said in his comment. As is stated in the article, President Obama does not the authority under the Constitution to arbitrarily make ANY changes to this disastrous law. But then again, he hasn’t had the authority to do many of the things he’s been doing.

Ron Dvorak - November 20, 2013

As Heritage is fully aware, it plays by the God inspired values and beliefs of our laws of right and wrong; the constitution, Bill of Rights, etc, etc. This pathetic dictator so-called president and former community organizer hasn’t the sightest intention of doing the same as his countless lies and law breaking actions have repeatedly shown. How are his actions any different than Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin, Chavez, Castro, etc, etc?

Bill Buhl - November 20, 2013

Another outrage by the Obama administration. Why is this incompetence allowed to continue? We should have the start of impeachment proceedings put in motion. This is yet another example of the executive branch operating outside the law, without any consideration for the Constitution.

John Hopkins - November 21, 2013

All predictable and it was predicted byHeritage – Thanx for nthe great work. Please keep the push on. There is no better proof of limited government than the people hearing about the corrutption and cronyism associated with this law. The parallels are being drawn to social security difficulties, but is that valid? I think not.

Cynthia Aaron - November 21, 2013

I think anything Congress has exempted themselves from is always going to be a disaster for the voters who pay their salaries. I think the whole thing is outrageous and I have written my Congressmen and told them so. As if they listen.

Walter B Gerhardt - November 21, 2013

There is an old saying—If put spats on a pig- What do you get—spats on a pig–That sums up this whole effort
to repair the affordable health care act— Which is a long
way from being affordable– Like I said==Spats on a PIG

Larry - November 21, 2013

It doesn’t matter if it is a fix, IT IS ILLEGAL, PERIOD!

Pam Wright - November 22, 2013

Obama can’t “fix” his healthcare package, because it is doing exactly what he wants it to do in the future, bankrupt America. His complete control over the country is escalating quicker than we knew it would. His directions to Harry Reid to change how the Senate votes should show us quickly how our country is changing, one freedom at a time.

Marlene Rone - November 23, 2013

He’s in trouble with his party and is stumbling around trying more platitudes that can’t work to appease them. It was an impossible thing to do and he knew it. Insincerity is his forte.

Holly Chapo - November 24, 2013

More of the same lawlessness from a Marxist, dishonest, imperial president who has no respect for the rule of law, the Constitution, the Congress or the American people. If Congress was not so cowardly or in his pocket, they would impeach him. At the very least, this atrocious law should be defunded. Meanwhile, we the people suffer.

Sharen Favre - November 27, 2013

I am embarrassed and ashamed of those who voted for this law. It is anything but affordable and has way too many unexpected results.

Gerald Battle - November 27, 2013

Another action from a narcissist who believes he’s above the Constitution and established law.

Sandra - November 30, 2013

I can’t comprehend (1) why conservatives aren’t outraged at our congressional representatives for not challenging Obama for violating the Constitution at least several times a week lately (2) why Republicans don’t stand up and challenge Obama’s unbelievable Un-American, criminal behavior and (3) why the American puublic hasn’t threaten to rebel against this damaging law. Let’s stand up to this deviant leader!

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