Last week while no one was watching the Democrats and the White House suspended the so-called individual mandate requiring them to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty.
The delay will be good until at least 2016.
There can be only one reason! It is a political move to save seats rather than look out for the good of the country. While we want the whole thing thrown out the executive office changes laws with no oversight to fit their political objectives.
This means that the individual mandate, the “core of the Affordable Care Act,” as the Wall Street Journal termed it, will be put off for millions of American until well after this year’s midterm elections and until President Barack Obama is out of office.
These politicians in the democratic party are rotten to the core and Americans need to wake up!
Basically, there appears to be an individual mandate exemption for everyone.
It’s worth pointing out that as the Affordable Care Act has been repeatedly tweaked, delayed and modified, the president and his allies have publicly denounced efforts to repeal the law or delay it until it can be fixed. Yet they re-write the terms from the executive branch with no say from “WE THE PEOPLE”.
But why the secrecy behind postponing the individual mandate?
The Wall Street Journal has a theory:
HHS is also trying to pre-empt the inevitable political blowback from the nasty 2015 tax surprise of fining the uninsured for being uninsured, which could help reopen ObamaCare if voters elect a Republican Senate this November. Keeping its mandate waiver secret for now is an attempt get past November and in the meantime sign up as many people as possible for government-subsidized health care.
The larger point is that there have been so many unilateral executive waivers and delays that ObamaCare must be unrecognizable to its drafters, to the extent they ever knew what the law contained.
What do you think?