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211912-boehner-to-sue-over-obamacare-delayThe Hill:

Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) lawsuit against President Obama will focus on the delay of the employer mandate in ObamaCare, according to a draft resolution authorizing the litigation released Thursday


The lawsuit will challenge the administration's decision to unilaterally delay a requirement that firms offer health insurance to their employees or pay a penalty, Boehner said in a statement


“The president changed the health care law without a vote of Congress, effectively creating his own law by literally waiving the employer mandate and the penalties for failing to comply with it," Boehner said. "That’s not the way our system of government was designed to work. No president should have the power to make laws on his or her own."


Under the law, employers with more than 50 full-time workers offer health insurance or pay a penalty. But earlier this year, federal health officials announced that employers with between 50 and 99 workers have until January 2016 to comply with the requirement to offer health insurance or pay a fine.


That was on top of a previous delay in July 2013, which pushed back implementation of the penalty for all impacted companies until January 2015.


Boehner said the lawsuit was borne out of "an obligation to stand up for the Legislative Branch."


"The current president believes he has the power to make his own laws — at times even boasting about it," Boehner said. "He has said that if Congress won’t make the laws he wants, he’ll go ahead and make them himself, and in the case of the employer mandate in his health care law, that’s exactly what he did. If this president can get away with making his own laws, future presidents will have the ability to as well.".



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