When it seems like the Obama administration is getting sued left and right for its implementation of the Affordable Care Act, West Virginia’s attorney general is now suing the administration for one of its last-minute changes to the law.
Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a complaint
Tuesday against the Obama administration for its so-called
“administrative fix” issued last November, which punted the
responsibility for millions of cancelled health insurance plans to
states and private insurance companies.
President Barack Obama’s repeated promise that anyone who liked their
health care plan could keep it became Politifact’s “lie of the year”
when Obamacare requirements forced insurance companies operating in the
individual market to cancel upwards of 5 million health care plans. The
resulting public outcry cowed the Obama administration into issuing
another unilateral change to the law.
The first administrative fix allowed insurance companies through the
end of 2014 to renew health insurance policies that don’t meet
Obamacare’s standards — as long as state insurance officials OK the
extension. In March, the Obama administration extended the plans for
another two years.
Morrisey is arguing that the administration unconstitutionally
“abdicated its enforcement role and left the states solely responsible —
and accountable — for deciding whether federal law would be enforced,”
according to the filing.http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/30/west-virginia-attorney-general-sues-obama-admin-for-obamacares-administrative-fix/