Friday, January 17, 2014

PPACA’s Corrupting Lawlessness

In the pursuit of their goals, the law’s proponents have done long-lasting damage to the constitutional order.

This is from Christina and Tim Sandefur at CATO:
October’s disastrous roll-out of the online exchanges for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, also known as “Obamacare”), followed by millions of health insurance customers learning that their plans were being cancelled because of the law and that new plans have much higher premiums, appear to have sparked a nationwide debate over PPACA’s merits. That debate should have occurred in 2009, but was short-circuited when Congress rammed through the legislation on a party-line vote in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve. As then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi infamously quipped when asked to explain PPACA’s contents, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Now, many who dismissed criticisms of the act as partisan propaganda are finding that what is in it has ruinous consequences for the nation’s health care industry. ...
Read full article here.