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New Health Insurance Delays 

08-05-2014 06:12 PM

More info on health insurance delays. My question is if these are found to be illegal due to House of Representatives lawsuit, what will the consequences be to the membership?


08-06-2014 03:21 PM

When the House of Representatives voted last week to authorize the Speaker of the House to initiate litigation against President Obama or any other Administration officials for failing to implement the Affordable Care Act, the potential impact on existing health care plans wasn't really considered. Critics of the resolution argued that it would rescind the two year extension of the January 1, 2014 employer mandate deadline or any other problematic provisions that were delayed.
The resolution authorizes the Speaker to initiate or join an existing lawsuit but does not require him to take action by a certain date. There's an unanswered question about whether Congress has standing to sue President Obama for not implementing a law. Was Congress harmed? Are the president's actions nullifying Congressional intent? If there is a lawsuit filed, this is one of the first questions a court will have to answer.
I don't think anyone really knows what will happen if a lawsuit is filed or if it prevails.