In an attempt to reign in the Obama Administration, Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other Republicans in the House of Representatives, have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Obama’s unilateral actions to amend the Affordable Care Act. He passed it illegally and has amended it illegally. The President’s lawlessness knows no bounds.
The House lawsuit targets two actions of the Obama Administration in particular, which did not comply with the Affordable Care Act. Even Obama does not want to abide by his own legislation. For starters, the Obama Administration paid $3 billion in subsidies to insurance providers in 2014 without Congress appropriating the funds. Strike one. Then the administration delayed the employer mandate provision of the ACA until 2015, despite statutory language deeming that it would be “beginning after December 31, 2013.” Strike two.
Strike three can be any number of questionable actions. Take your pick.
Though the House lawsuit is certainly not without merit, the Daily Signal points out that the existence of other remedies, such as the power of the purse, censure or impeachment, may make the court hesitant to become involved in this battle. Should the court deny the lawsuit, private parities may be more successful in efforts to address Obamacare before federal judges. Individuals have a much easier time proving injury – usually financial – which is a constitutional requirement for a lawsuit to stand in court.
It remains to be seen whether this House lawsuit will finally end Obamacare, but we will be watching this case closely. In the meantime, let us know what other avenues you believe the House and Senate should be pursuing to stop Obama’s tyrannical reign. Sound off in the comments section!