Make Obamacare Accountable to the American People

Kathryn Nix /

In recent Heritage research, Boston University law professor Gary Lawson describes the shortcomings of the current informal rulemaking process, in which bureaucrats use power delegated to them by law with little oversight or accountability. Using Obamacare as his prime example, Lawson writes:

[Obamacare] will not emerge from the constitutional process for lawmaking, in which the House and Senate vote on bills and then present them to the President for signature or veto. Rather, the operational law of [Obamacare] will emerge from administrative rulemakings by unelected—and in many instances largely unknown—agency officials. (more…)