Monday, November 19, 2012

Catron: States Fighting Back

In the 11/19/2012 American Spectator, David Catron discusses how, "The States Fight In the Last Ditch Against Obamacare".

One excerpt:
...[T]he grim reality is that Washington won't be content to merely control the exchanges. Federal bureaucrats have already begun rewriting the law when the provisions of the actual statute prove inconvenient. When it became obvious that many states would refuse to create exchanges, the Obama administration decided to funnel tax credits and subsidies through federally-created exchanges, ignoring clear language in the law indicating that such premium-assistance was restricted to state-run exchanges. The IRS recently finalized a regulation signaling its intention to illegally provide premium assistance through federal exchanges.

This outrage prompted the state of Oklahoma to file an amended complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma...
I don't know how successful these legal challenges will be.  But I'm glad there are still some politicians resisting the federal takeover of health care.

By the way, there are two more recent related pieces discussing state-level opposition to ObamaCare.

In USA Today, Texas governor Rick Perry has an OpEd, "Another Federal Power Grab".

In the Wall Street Journal, Capretta and Levin explain "Why ObamaCare Is Still No Sure Thing".