Michele Bachmann planning to sue Obama over Obamacare fix

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Last month, she called for his impeachment, now she wants to sue. What's next, imprisonment?
Last week, President Obama announced an administrative fix to the Affordable Care Act that could help some of the 4 million people who stand to lose their health insurance as a result of the president's signature law stay covered for at least another year.

RELATED: Michele says that despite Marcus's "significant health issues," Bachmanns don't have insurance

The broader debate about Obamacare aside, Obama's announcement doesn't seem like it should be especially controversial, right? Yet during remarks made at a monthly conservative event sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, Bachmann characterized the move as "the essence of lawlessness" and said she and other Republicans are planning to sue the president over it.

From Politico:
Last week, Obama announced that he would allow insurance companies to offer health plans that don't meet the standards of Obamacare for another year after it became clear that many were being cancelled. The cancellations violated Obama's previous claim that if people liked their plans they could keep them.

[At the event] Bachmann (R-Minn.) said by changing the law administratively instead of through legislation in Congress, the president violated the separation of powers clause in the Constitution...

She added that another lawmaker, who she didn't name, plans to file a resolution opposing Obama's announcement.
As we had occasion to write about earlier today, state officials won't play along with Obama's administrative fix, meaning the 140,000 Minnesotans who stand to lose their substandard coverage will still have to find higher-quality insurance policies. So, in sum, we're really having a hard time understanding how the threatened lawsuit stands to benefit Bachmann's constituents in any way, shape, or form.

If that has you feeling a little bummed, cheer up by clicking to page two to watch how Stephen Colbert reacted last night to Bachmann calling herself a "genius" because she was criticizing Obamacare way before it was cool.

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32 comments
joankremer
joankremer

She'd look so good in an Orange Jumpsuit!!


Sarah Ann
Sarah Ann

Take a f@&$ing seat no one cares about u Michelle bachmann!

Paul Gerold
Paul Gerold

It is difficult to sue a foreign national.

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

Obligatory MB article. Wouldn't ignoring her be better?

Justin Irvine
Justin Irvine

She will want to __________ him and have his babies....

Eric Shawn Smith
Eric Shawn Smith

He's banking over 100k a year, Nicholas. I'd say he's doing just great.

Samouel Beadle
Samouel Beadle

City pages has a huge boner for this woman. Its sad.

Jean C Thorne
Jean C Thorne

this woman needs to be committed to an institution - she is seriously ill - please stop giving her press - we are sick to death of her

Samouel Beadle
Samouel Beadle

Seriously. Please stop talking about this woman. I'm getting physically sick. Just ignore her, maybe she'll go away.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

You cannot sue the federal government you dumb bitch!

Brent Abbott
Brent Abbott

I seriously don't think City Pages can go one day without talking about Michele Bachmann. What's the obsession? it's been established that she's a moron, we get it. Move on. There's other politicians in the state of MN you know.

Doug Mulville
Doug Mulville

Can someone explain how she can get away with saying she lost her coverage? As a member of Congress, does she not have some of the best healthcare in the country?

Dave Salmonson
Dave Salmonson

Nicholas, he is a two time winner of the popular vote, the electoral college, and he won by a landslide. (As defined by the GOP)

Dave Salmonson
Dave Salmonson

Could we start a class action lawsuit against her?

Kenny Peterson
Kenny Peterson

Suing IS impeachment... or, rather impeachment is being sued.

Nicholas S. Goers
Nicholas S. Goers

Anyone wiling to screw this loser over or rid him of authority is alright with me!

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

Really AP what don't you understand? While no big fan of MB, as posted endlessly here and other sources "It's the law of the land" Obama's fix = Just ignore that part as you will I'll tell the agencies not to enforce the law. 

This appears to be a growing problem with Administrations of late.. Ignoring the law. "Sanctuary Cities?" "Due process" "Wire Tapping" etc etc.

gretchenhannity
gretchenhannity

@joankremer Odd you say that because not only have they been investigating her and her so called "husband" for Medicaid fraud but also for fraudulently milking the gvot. out of almost $300 GRAND in subsidies for their supposed farm in Wisconsin.

Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

Much like its difficult to reason with a child.

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Zod Bubonic Laserfist  

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