The PJ Tatler

Howard Dean: Is Obama's 'Fix' Even Legal?

Appearing on Alex Wagner’s MSNBC show shortly after President Obama announced his insurance “fix,” former VT Gov. Howard Dean asked a question few Democrats want asked.

DEAN: “I’ll keep it short because i can talk forever for health care. A, I wonder if he had the legal authority to do this since it’s a congressional bill that set it up.”

Since when has the letter of the law or how it was enacted mattered to Barack Obama? Since never, that’s when.

In this case, Obama may have the authority because the grandfathering was part of Obamacare’s regulations, not the law itself. Obama has yet to acknowledge that, though. And just because it may be legal doesn’t mean it’s wise. The insurance industry is already slamming it as “insanity.”