Obamacare Hobby Lobby Ruling: Does Obamacare leave too much rule-making discretion to the Department of Health and Human Services?

  • Yes, Obamacare leaves too much power to DHS.

    I feel that Obamacare has created more hardship for some United States citizens, while helping others. However, I do not feel that there are enough people involved in the rules and creation of Obamacare for it to be as successful as it should be. There is too much decision-making left to one area of the government, when it should be dispersed amongst multiple departments and areas of control.

  • The Hobby Lobby Obamacare ruling has opened Pandora's Box

    The ruling that The Supreme Court made in favor of Hobby Lobby being exempt from certain aspects of providing health care to their employees under Obamacare has opened the door for other companies to bring forward similar complaints. The religion of a company's founder should not preclude them from participating in a nationally mandated law.

  • Not the law

    The issue is not the law (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) necessarily (though, as in every major piece of legislation in recent time, there is much left wanting) but the current political atmosphere; since changes can't be accomplished in the legislature, executive authority is used instead, ultimately leading to HHS having this level of power.

  • No, Obamacare doesn't leave too many decisions in the hands of the Department of Health and Human Services.

    No, Obamacare shouldn't have everything planned out in its own text. There is too much that is uncertain and is better left to others for consideration and decision. The Hobby Lobby ruling on birth control is one such example of where outside influence was able to solve an issue that would've existed without the influence of Obamacare.

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