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Latest 'Kay Delay' of Obamacare

 
Latest 'Kay Delay' of Obamacare
Posted March 5th, 2014 @ 9:56am

Maybe this is the President's way of wooing Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and getting her to agree to let him back onto the campaign trail with her.

If not, it smacks of that same level of desperation.

 

This election season we've learned that Sen. Hagan (NC) and her staff haven't figured out how to answer questions about the If-You-Like-Your-Plan-You-Can-Keep-Your-Plan "Lie of the Year."

So, maybe this question will be a little easier: Is it ethical and legal for a President to unilaterally delay implementation of a law solely to help members of his political party win re-election?

Because that's what's happening.

The Hill reported:

The Obama administration is set to announce another major delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act, easing election pressure on Democrats.

As early as this week, according to two sources, the White House will announce a new directive allowing insurers to continue offering health plans that do not meet ObamaCare’s minimum coverage requirements.

Prolonging the “keep your plan” fix will avoid another wave of health policy cancellations otherwise expected this fall.

The cancellations would have created a firestorm for Democratic candidates in the last, crucial weeks before Election Day.

 
These are the same "substandard plans" that Hagan didn't realize insurance companies were forcing people to buy, right?
 
Pressed on the question two more times as reporters followed her outside to the parking lot, Hagan did not answer. She offered this explanation without further details: “it wasn’t clear that insurance companies were selling substandard policies.”
 
 
So, Hagan and the Democrats are now saying it's okay for insurance companies to take advantage of people - as long as it doesn't negatively impact Democrats' chances in November.
 
After November? They'll be back defending the Little Guy from the Evil Insurance Company again.
 
If I were to use the rhetoric of the left -- The Democrats want people to die if it helps them get re-elected.
 
The NC media folks, being more diplomatic and demure, might simply want to ask the junior Senator if it's okay for the President to re-write law (unconstitutionally) in order to protect political friends.
 
At the expense of citizens.
 
Call it the Kay Hagan Endangered Election Act.
 
Or, the "Kay Delay."
 
 

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