“Amazing, all the people that fought so hard to get this are opted out.” – DoubleU
In comments here on the following:
“…A week after Republicans announced plans to investigate waivers granted to organizations for healthcare reform provisions, President Obama’s health department made public new waivers for more than more than 500 groups.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is granting temporary waivers to organizations that would not be able to meet the reform law’s new requirement for annual coverage limits.
As of last week, HHS had granted waivers to 222 organizations covering 1.5 million individuals. Though the number of groups receiving waivers has now more than tripled, the number of individuals covered by the waivers increased just 600,000 to 2.1 million…”
OK, SteveC and Nunya, help me out here…notwithstanding the argument that the personal mandate contained in this piece of crap violates the 10th amendment (I for one don’t see a federal healthcare mandate in there anywhere), doesn’t this just beg for a lawsuit under the equal protection clause of the 14th? I understand the 14th was originally written to protect citizens from having their rights abridged by the states, but I also think I understand correctly that it has since been interpreted to apply to the Federal Gummint as well?
Oh – and the ironing of the “Opted Outs” is not lost on me either – hence the QOTD.
Discuss amongst yourselves…