Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Great Fall

President Obama, as is his wont, made another sweeping adjustment to "the law of the land," as we've so often been reminded his Affordable Care Act is. He said insurers should reinstate the canceled health insurance policies of millions of Americans, just for one year. Just like that. Really.

Forget the "born in Africa" theory--I want to know what planet this guy is from. The insurance industry has been shifting gears for years to accommodate the "Obamacare" law. They've implemented new software systems, rewritten health insurance plans, invested huge amounts of financial and human resources into being ready to meet the new legal requirements as of January 1, 2014. But now, because the president is being forced to admit that he screwed up, he wants a do-over. As Rhett Butler once remarked, "It's not that easy, Scarlett."

With his airy directive, Mr. Obama continues to ignore the fact that his tinkering with our personal health care since he was elected in 2008 is unconstitutional. He once again displays his shocking ignorance of how business works. Not to mention that this is another example of government by presidential decree, not by congressional legislation--more unconstitutional nonsense. It seems "the law of the land" is anything the president decides it is on any given day. At this chaotic
moment in American history, we're the biggest banana republic in the world.

You can't unscramble an egg. This mess will only get worse. It's time to flip the switch on the garbage disposal and start over on a clean counter.