Deadlines are just suggestions, right?
Can you imagine any situation where you would ever pay someone $30.8 billion dollars to complete a project and give them a deadline for completion, only to find out they had not even started the project a year after the deadline? That is just not good business and no company would last if they ever operated that way. But because our government isn’t run like a business and instead writes blank checks faster than Usain Bolt can run 100 meters, this is really happening with the implementation of ObamaCare. 50% of the law’s deadlines, constitutionally required to be completed by their assigned date, have been missed by the executive branch. It seems as if the Obama administration doesn’t see these deadlines as mandatory, but more like “suggestions.” But we digress….
Basically, Americans paid for a program that does not exist yet, nor do those in charge of the program know exactly what they’re supposed to do. Some of the most important parts of the law should have been implemented in March 2012. The Department of Health and Human Services was supposed to have been able to “develop requirements for health plans to report on their efforts to improve health outcomes” and have ready “a number of rules that would safeguard the privacy of medical records…” Not only are American families and businesses not protected from scams targeting their personal information, but the Secretary of Health and Human Services still has yet to create reports for health plans to fill out showing how they’re actually improving health. These are very important tasks and should have been given top priority to sort out. Yet, somehow, ObamaCare is still necessary for American families and businesses?
Delaying implementations of any law must be approved by Congress according to a document Americans refer to as the constitution. If ObamaCare was so good for us to begin with, I imagine it would not have required breaking the constitution to work. And yet, the executive branch thinks it’s ok to break the law because the president wants time to work through delays and continue to waste more than $30.8 billion dollars of taxpayer money. Leave it to a president who used to teach constitutional law, to be the first to break the constitution when it suits his vested interests.
This has to end; America cannot continue to pay for ObamaCare when the administration cannot even meet their deadlines. HHS should not be able to punish families and businesses when HHS cannot meet the required deadlines. There cannot be an exception for this one law because its intention is to provide the executive branch powers not granted to it in the constitution; making the branch more powerful and authoritative than ever before in American History. American families and businesses are in a bad relationship with ObamaCare; it is time to end the relationship and head our separate ways, it is time to defund the law. Then, America can have true freedom to grow and prosper.