Skip to comments.U.S. has not determined legal authority to delay Obamacare mandate
Posted on 04/08/2014 4:23:23 PM PDT by Libloather
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. administration has not determined whether it has legal authority to delay Obamacare's individual mandate, which requires most Americans to enroll in health insurance or pay a tax penalty, a senior Treasury official said on Tuesday.
Mark Iwry, senior adviser to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, told U.S. lawmakers the administration sees no reason for delay given that the law allows for exemptions and provides financial assistance for those unable to afford health coverage on their own. He said the provision also underpins reforms that protect sick people from discriminatory market practices.
"If we don't believe that it is appropriate to be delaying that provision ... then we don't reach the question of whether we have legal authority," Iwry said in testimony before the Republican-controlled House Ways and Means Committee's Health subcommittee.
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“If we don’t believe that it is appropriate to be delaying that provision ... then we don’t reach the question of whether we have legal authority,”
MOre meaningless gobbldegook from this administration.
So if they thought it was appropriate, then it would
reach the question of legal authority????
This means citizens are royally screwed.
So, Obamugabe gets to decide if Obamugabe can do what he likes?
And what a cliffhanger! The outcome is so uncertain!
Who needs laws — when the current Pressdent believes in the naked exercise of power?
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This Administration has long been in “proceed at will until apprended” mode. The problem is that there is no one of real influence willing to pursue apprehension with determination.
While they figure it out, feel free to just not pay any income taxes due on April 15.
Suddenly, they are so concerned if they "have the legal authority."
It damn sure was not a problem to pencil whip the Employer Mandate.