Even Lefty Howard Dean Thinks Obama Has No Authority to Fix Obamacare

-By Warner Todd Huston

Today Barack Obama claimed that he was going to “fix” Obamacare by making insurance companies continue to offer those polices belonging to millions of Americans that have been cancelled because of Obamacare. But does he have the legal ability to do this?

On Thursday morning Obama held a press conference again apologizing for the mess that has been the Obamacare rollout and for his four-year-long lie that we could keep our insurance “if we like it.”

So, Obama made the proclamation that instead of losing our insurance, we can keep it for another year. How generous of him, eh?

This is something one-time candidate for the Democrat nomination for President, Howard Dean, thinks that Obama probably cannot do.

“I wonder if he has the legal authority to do this, since this was a congressional bill that set this up,” Dean said on MSNBC after the President’s address.

Already authorities from Washington State have said that they cannot allow the President to reverse his destruction of millions of insurance policies and simply reinstate them just on his say so.

Washington State will not be alone.

As I noted previously only a few days ago, this isn’t something that can just be reversed. Obama’s Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) has changed the law on what insurance companies are allowed to offer which resulted in millions of policies being canceled because they didn’t fit his criteria. America, those plans are gone and will not be coming back.

The idea that Obama can just “fix” this is simply an impossible dream. It is too late. We had a last chance to stop Obamacare when Texas Senator Ted Cruz was trying to convince the Senate to put a halt to the law before these disastrous problems hurt so many millions of Americans.

Obama lied. He can’t wave his magical Emperor’s wand and reverse his massive destruction of our healthcare system.

Remember this four years of lies?

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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, MrConservative.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, Wizbang.com, among many, many others. Huston has also appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and many local TV shows as well as numerous talk radio shows throughout the country.

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