Making it up as they go: The Arbitrary Care Act

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Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, literally thousands of waivers have been granted to those with political connections or legions of lobbyists. More recently, the administration announced it was unilaterally changing the law, in order to defer the employer mandate--and its accompanying pain--until 2015, conveniently after the midterm elections. The Office of Personnel Management recently granted exemptions from the ACA to members of Congress and their staffers. And now, the out-of-pocket maximum mandate, which was poised to drive premium costs through the roof, have also been waived until after 2015.

So a 2,000-plus page bill which bypassed the legislative process through budget reconciliation has become so onerous and such a political burden that it can now be deemed the Arbitrary Care Act.

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