The editors of the Chicago Tribune just don’t understand the administration’s actions with respect to ObamaCare:
Democrats strong-armed Obamacare into law three years ago. Now they’re busy flouting it.
The mandate that employers provide insurance next year or pay a penalty, as the law requires? Delayed for at least a year.
The law’s dictate that people applying for federal subsidies to buy insurance provide proof that they’re eligible for the government aid? Scaled back.
Sharp limits on Americans’ out-of-pocket costs for health care? Suspended for a year.
Providing members of Congress and more than 10,000 staff members with federal health care subsidies that the law does not allow? Done, via a deal brokered by President Barack Obama.
And on and on.
As I’ve said before the administration clearly has a very different view of law than the Trib’s editors do. The law is merely the raw material of the policy. It will be reshaped and reworked by regulation, executive diktat, and selective enforcement to make the unworkable work. I think that was always the plan.