Everyone is reading about this right now, but I don’t see anyone asking the Constitutional question. Fox News:
In another delay for the health care law and another sign of problems with its central website, the Obama administration announced a day before the Thanksgiving holiday that it would push off online enrollment for small businesses by another year.
The Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that it will delay the launch of the online SHOP Marketplace – which is meant for small businesses – until November 2014. Officials did not give a hard deadline, though the start could easily slip past the 2014 midterms, sparing the administration any headaches right before the election.
Critics, though, said the move would create more “onerous” paperwork for job creators during the next year.
“Business owners across this country are already having health care plans for their employees canceled by this law, and now they’re told they won’t have access to the system the president promised them to find them different coverage,” House Speaker John Boehner said.
The announcement comes after the administration first announced, right before the Oct. 1 launch of all ObamaCare exchanges, that it was delaying the small business market. At the time, the administration claimed the delay would only be until this November.
Isn’t it time for the GOP to take the Obama Administration to court for violating the law? If Congress passed a law that set up a timetable, then only Congress can change the law.
The Executive Branch is not supposed to have the power to legislate. Yet the story does not even address the issue in this case. It is as if President Obama believes that, if he keeps committing the same crime, it will become legal by force of habit.
In a sense, he’s right. These executive changes of the law have become so common that everyone is getting used to them.
We need a court case to remind people that there is still a Constitution.