ON-Lion Letter
In March, The White House celebrated the sixth anniversary of enactment of the Affordable Care Act -- "celebrating but trying to avoid discussing its failure to achieve widely heralded goals," begins a Forbes column by Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute in Alexandria, Va.

When Obamacare was enacted, Turner continues, "[m]any of us predicted what would happen -- costs would increase, millions of people would lose their doctors and their coverage, tens of millions of people still would be without coverage, and millions with coverage still would find it difficult to afford their premiums and medical bills. 

"So instead of reminding people of its failures," according to Turner, "the administration this year has decided to 'look beyond the law's central issues of access and affordability and explore the 'next chapter' of healthcare reform,' The Hill reports
 
"Based upon recent actions by the administration, this next chapter is going to delve into mind-boggling regulatory change and complexity through administrative actions," she then warns.

"Since the law passed, the administration has made at least 43 changes to the law, most without the benefit of legal authority," Turner writes.  "The administration’s changes represent most of the 70 changes we estimate have been made, so far.

"The administration continues to charge forward with an aggressive agenda to make administrative changes that impact millions of people without benefit of congressional input.  The American people elected representatives to guard their interests against unaccountable bureaucrats, and the administration repeatedly ignores the democratic process in its attempt to rescue the law."

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports the Galen Institute.
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