Dec 23 2010
With the passage of Obamacare, the government slapped the managed care industry with a plethora of new must-do’s: For example, requiring that the insurers cover young adults until they’re 26 and banning them from denying coverage for anyone with preexisting conditions; mandating coverage of immunizations, and getting rid of lifetime limits.
To add all these new requirements, then in the same breath to tell insurers that they cannot raise premiums, is like telling General Motors that the cars it produces need to have side air bags, hybrid engines and state-of-the-art sound systems, but they can’t raise a single sticker price.
The same people driving the lawsuits that seek to dismantle the Obama administration’s health care overhaul have set their sights on an even bigger target: a constitutional amendment that would allow a vote of the states to overturn any act of Congress.
Under the proposed “repeal amendment,” any federal law or regulation could be repealed if the legislatures of two-thirds of the states voted to do so.
Count me in on this one. We The People can and will take back the country from the foolish ideologues. What I like about this solution is a replacement answer is not required, just a huge barrier to stupid solutions. The states will reject unfunded and damaging mandates, and the folks in DC will be forced to redo their work until something acceptable is produced. Checks and balances – nice.