Obama already legislates from the White House [Darleen Click]
So why shouldn’t he just rewrite the Constitution, too?
President Obama on Saturday offered one of his strongest defenses to date of his signature domestic achievement, lambasting Republican critics of his health care law as obstructionists who are playing politics with the well-being and economic security of millions of Americans.
In blunt terms, Mr. Obama used his weekly address to describe health insurance as a “right” and distinguished states that have embraced his law against those that have not. [...]
His defense of the law comes less than two months before state-by-state insurance markets, or “exchanges,” start to enroll Americans without employer-based insurance who may buy coverage with the help of government subsidies.
Mr. Obama is attempting to counteract critics who say the law’s mandates amount to an unprecedented intrusion on Americans personal health care decisions and could cause premiums to soar, as it requires insurers to cover more services and people with pre-existing conditions. [...]
“So I’m going to keep doing everything in my power to make sure this law works as it’s supposed to,” he said. “Because in the United States of America, health insurance isn’t a privilege — it is your right. And we’re going to keep it that way.”
Tags: constitution, obamacare, rights