Howard Dean Questions Legality of Obama’s ‘Keep Your Plan’ Fix
Following President Obama‘s speech revealing a “keep your plan” fix for the Affordable Care Act, former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean questioned the legality of such a proposal.
The president’s plan to assist those who’ve seen their healthcare plans canceled after the implementation of Obamacare includes allowing such people to retain their plan for one more year. Additionally, insurance companies will be required to tell people renewing those plans of all the alternate options and benefits they’ll lose in the process.
“I wonder if he has the legal authority to do this,” Dean told an MSNBC panel Thursday afternoon. “Since this was a congressional bill that set [the Affordable Care Act] up.”
Dean also expressed frustration with the healthcare law’s rollout thus far: “If you want to make this work, you’ve got to get people into the system, and if the website’s not going to work, evidently for a while, then have a call center someplace.”
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[h/t Weekly Standard]
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