2nd Term Tyranny: 2
New healthcare regulation dump on states
As predicted, the Obama administration is working quickly to ram Obamacare into effect. Now just days after the election, the White House Health and Human Services Department has issued new rules to be delivered by the Office of Management and Budget to the states. Though the contents of those rules have not yet been released, it is likely to concern state health insurance plans. The National Journal reports:
After months of regulatory delays, the floodgates have apparently opened. The Health and Human Services Department delivered two major health reform rules to the Office of Management and Budget on Friday, the first in an anticipated stream of health regulation.
One of the most interesting parts about Obama’s first term was the fact that he basically did nothing for the last 2 years of it. In essence, he only made Americans angry about his 100+ rounds of golf and executive privileges for delinquent Attorneys General. Only now …now that he does not face the fear of reelection… is he actually implementing his promises:
Many sources close to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services told National Journal that the administration had a number of important health rules ready to go but was holding them back until after the election to avoid a political backlash. Now that President Obama has been reelected, they predicted those rules would start emerging, and fast. The forecast is about right. We are now three days postelection.
The National Journal is saying that the ‘floodgates’ have opened, and saying that there will be a steady ‘stream of health regulation’ on the way, and it seems as if this is not going to let up any time soon. The federal government is about to grasp the states by their spines, all thanks to the Obama reelection.
And so, it begins.