HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday there would be no delay of Obamacare’s individual mandate. Via The Politico:
But according to The Wall Street Journal Obama repealed the individual mandate in Obamacare that requires Americans to purchase health insurance or else pay a tax penalty. And it was delayed last week.
ObamaCare’s implementers continue to roam the battlefield and shoot their own wounded, and the latest casualty is the core of the Affordable Care Act—the individual mandate. To wit, last week the Administration quietly excused millions of people from the requirement to purchase health insurance or else pay a tax penalty.
This latest political reconstruction has received zero media notice, and the Health and Human Services Department didn’t think the details were worth discussing in a conference call, press materials or fact sheet. Instead, the mandate suspension was buried in an unrelated rule that was meant to preserve some health plans that don’t comply with ObamaCare benefit and redistribution mandates. Our sources only noticed the change this week.
That seven-page technical bulletin includes a paragraph and footnote that casually mention that a rule in a separate December 2013 bulletin would be extended for two more years, until 2016. Lo and behold, it turns out this second rule, which was supposed to last for only a year, allows Americans whose coverage was cancelled to opt out of the mandate altogether.
This is the same woman who wanted to know if the Mars Rover was going to go where Neil Armstrong landed. The sad thing about this is the fact that she keeps getting re-elected. I guess she is the smart one of the bunch. Hang in there Shiela, there is a lot of History out there, you might get something right one of these days………………………………..or not.
That’s my opinion. 1 Dragon
President Obama is threatening to veto a law that would allow Congress to sue him in federal courts for arbitrarily changing or refusing to enforce federal laws because it “violates the separation of powers” by encroaching on his presidential authority.
“[T]he power the bill purports to assign to Congress to sue the President over whether he has properly discharged his constitutional obligation to take care that the laws be faithfully executed exceeds constitutional limitations,” the White House Office of Management and Budget said Wednesday in a statement of administration policy. “Congress may not assign such power to itself, nor may it assign to the courts the task of resolving such generalized political disputes.”
“I just do want to say that right after I turned 17 and got my New Jersey driver’s license, one of the earliest places I drove was a trip — the only trip I have ever taken was to Hawaii,” he said on the floor at about 3:00 a.m.
I hope he remembered to keep his windshield wipers on for better visibility during the long undersea segment of the drive, and that his added weight didn’t cause any of the islands to tip over when he arrived.
The event was devoted to telling lies; you can’t blame Booker for trying to come up with something more original than, “If we don’t raise taxes, it will be too hot out and the polar bears will die.” It’s not as if many people were listening anyway.