November 15, 2013
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”?