by George Leef
Cato’s Obamacare expert Michael Cannon has an excellent piece about the latest development in the unfolding disaster of federalizing health care. Among other things, he observes that the decision to delay part of the law (the employer mandate) has no legal authority. Nothing in the massive statute says that HHS or anyone else can decide when to enforce it. But then, it also does not authorize other shenanigans, such as the waivers Commissar Sebelius has given out to friends of the regime.
Cannon also argues that without the employer mandate, the whole thing becomes unworkable.
Hayek called it the “fatal conceit” of central planners that they believe they can improve society by redesigning it. We are seeing how right he was.