House Republicans filed suit against the Obama administration Friday, a promise made by House Speaker John Boehner to challenge President Obama’s use of executive authority to implement the ACA or Obamacare as they like to call it.
Boehner made a statement:
“Time after time, the president has chosen to ignore the will of the American people and rewrite federal law on his own without a vote of Congress,” Boehner said in a statement, “If this president can get away with making his own laws, future presidents will have the ability to as well. The House has an obligation to stand up for the Constitution, and that is exactly why we are pursuing this course of action.”
It’s filed against the secretaries of Health and Human Services and the Treasury and focuses on two unilateral actions by the executive branch:
1 – The president’s decision to twice waive the mandated deadline for larger employers to provide health insurance to employees or face penalties
2 – A decision to pay insurance companies through a Treasury Department account that was not authorized by Congress.
This can only be looked upon as a ‘political stunt’ and most legal experts say this case has no standing or will be thrown out of court.