Congress has oversight and can change directives ordered by the President. Congress has not exercised that prerogative. Congress has allowed Obama's EOs to stand.
Last edited by 1750Texan; 11-08-14 at 06:06 PM.
2. Obama IS the head of those agencies...yes. But he cannot do as he sees fit. He is bound, by his Oath of Office, to faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States.
3. I'm not a Constitutional scholar, so maybe I'm just ignorant...but where in the Constitution does it say that Congress can "change directives ordered by the President"? Now, I know Congress can pass laws in response to actions taken by the President, but I'm thinking only the President can change his own orders.
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The problem we had was cost. Healthcare cost was out of control because of medicare/cade and SCHIP as well as the false belief that comprehensive insurance is good. So what did Obama care do? It doubled down on failed policies.
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What people are missing here is that Obamacare was designed to fail. Once a large enough population base gets used to subsidized or even free medical care it will be impossible to take it from them no matter what the Supremes say. Medicare for all will be the "logical" fix.
The ACA has been a small baby step in the right direction. Soaring costs is the biggest problem, and, while the ACA didn't stop soaring costs, it at least slowed it down a bit. More people are covered than before. Of course, we need to have everyone covered and have access to health care, but that goal hasn't yet been achieved. All of the doom and gloom predictions of doctors leaving medical practice and hospitals closing their doors didn't happen.
There is a lot of work to be done before the US has a truly affordable health care system, but the ACA is not to blame for that.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?