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March 14, 2014

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: We've Made "Changes in the Way the Law Was Written," Is All

Inadvertent omission. If you ask someone enough questions, eventually they slip up and say something close to the truth.

Asked if the White House had any ideas to fix the law, Sebelius answered:

We have implemented a number of changes in the way the law was written to ease the transition into the marketplace for consumers, insurers and employers.

The White House is usually vague about its authority to make changes, usually claiming some kind of ambiguity in the law that can only be resolved by executive rule-making. (For example, when the law says that the Individual Mandate must take effect by January 1st, 2014, this is "ambiguous," and permits Obama to interpret it as "sometime after the 2016 presidential elections.")

But here Sebelius they've actually changed the way the law is "written."

Thanks to @comradearthur.

Meanwhile... The New Yorker puts on its Political Thinking Cap and decides that the Democrat Party's "pussyfoot[ing]" around on Obamacare didn't work in the case of Alex Sink.

So they now urge the Democrat Party to wrap its arms around Obamacare and give it a big loving bearhug, endorsing it completely and in all details.

I endorse this position. I would like them to do this.


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