The Obama administration has quietly decided to arbitrarily delay implementation of another Obamacare requirement.


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The law is such an inconvenient thing: The Obama administration has quietly decided to arbitrarily delay implementation of another Obamacare requirement.

The New York Times first reported on Tuesday that the administration is giving some insurers and employers a one-year grace period to adhere to the limit, which otherwise would have capped individual costs at $6,350 a year. The full requirement will go into effect in 2015, rather than 2014. The change means some employers — namely, those with more than one benefit provider — could use plans with higher limits or no limit at all on out-of-pocket costs during that period. The grace period apparently was granted earlier this year, though was buried in reams of regulatory material and was not publicly reported until now. Department of Labor guidelines published in February had addressed the delay.

As Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) correctly notes, “The president doesn’t get to write legislation, and it’s illegal and unconstitutional for him to try and change legislation by himself.”

By allowing a president to do this kind of thing, we are losing our democracy.

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8 comments

  • R. Cotour

    Why no general public outrage?

    “President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended a cocktail party this evening at the Martha’s Vineyard home of National Public Radio host and special correspondent Michele Norris, according to the White House pool report. Norris’s husband, Broderick Johnson, is a lobbyist who worked on Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign.”

    The general public has not been instructed to be outraged.

  • wodun

    “The grace period apparently was granted earlier this year, though was buried in reams of regulatory material and was not publicly reported until now. ”

    This is the problem with congress outsourcing law making to government organizations.

  • Pzatchok

    It sounds like this one was asked for by the industry and not because of general problems.

    Exactly what problems would happen when a price limit is set on a product? Certainly not one for the people.

  • R. Cotour

    Is there a general extra Constitutional philosophy in our governments operation today? Maybe even a kind of parallel nature to it, answerable essentially to no one?

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