A new report by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) details the wide-ranging unconstitutionality of Obama’s implementation of Obamacare through ”unilateral executive fiat,” and his undermining of the Constitution’s separation of powers in a way that “threatens the liberty of every American”:
“There is no clearer example of the Obama administration’s abusive view of federal power than its implementation of Obamacare,” Cruz said in a summary of “the Obama administration’s attempt to expand federal power.” This is the second installation in a series on “the legal limit” of Obama’s authority.
Cruz focuses on the president’s delay of certain Obamacare provisions, beginning with the delays of the health insurance requirements, the employer mandate, and the delay of the out of pocket caps that limit the amount of money consumers have to spend on their own care.
“Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution requires the President to ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed,’” Cruz says in the report while discussing the delay of the insurance requirements. “Categorically refusing to enforce laws is the opposite of fulfilling this constitutional duty. Yet that is precisely what President Obama has done with Obamacare.”
Cruz also addresses the legal problem with congressional staffers receiving subsidies for individual health care plans—federal law only allows the subsidies to go to people with group insurance plans—as well as the controversial contraception mandate. As he explains, every American will maintain the right to purchase contraceptives with or without the government forcing people to violate their religious beliefs.
Aside from its complete unworkability, Obamacare should be repealed for one HUGE reason: Obama’s implementation of the law has been vastly unconstitutional. The number of lawmakers turning a blind eye on this actuality is, quite frankly, disturbing.
Why do we even have a Constitution if we are going to ignore its just law?