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It's been argued by some that the authorization of reduced enforcement doesn't mean much because of the Executive Order's requirement that any such reduction be permitted by law. Wrong! The Trump administration can, if it wants to, throw multiple monkey wrenches into the Obamacare administrative apparatus without running afoul of this constraint. This is so in part because judicial determinations tend not to work as fast as the markets do. Insurers who were already nervous in light of all the ACA repeal talk are yet more already nervous as of this evening. They are going to explode if federal agencies take aggressive action pursuant to the Executive Order. While maybe, maybe ACA supporters can find a plaintiff with some shred of standing and find some judge somewhere who is willing to grant emergency relief ordering the agencies not to reduce enforcement, don't count on it.
President Trump's Day 1 Executive Order Can Severely Damage Obamacare
Please note that I am not arguing that these federal agencies should interpret President Trump's order this broadly. Nor am I contending that they will do so. What I do say, however, is that President Obama's disregard of separation of powers during his administration -- and the acquiescence of many to his doing so in the name of "the greater good" -- has, exactly as predicted, opened the door to President Trump doing as much or more.
The views expressed herein are in my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Houston.
As the CNN nutjobs just pointed out, "Donald Trump is not adapting the office well. He's doing exactly what he promised."
Did you really think Trump was going to get into office and do a 180 and decide to let it stay in force and aid and abet its continuance?
originally posted by: damwel
I think what republicans failed to realize was that the Heritage foundation (a republican think tank) is who came up with Obamacare. Now they have to repeal it, it was their plan. I was furious when Obama dumped single payer and accepted the Heritage Foundations plan. I think it was a genius move now. They have to repeal or look like fools and what they replace it with will not be what they wanted. Lol