Why should anything associated with Obamacare be legal?
Via The Hill:
Republicans are putting heightened scrutiny on ObamaCare payments that they argue break the law.
They say the administration is violating the Affordable Care Act by prioritizing payments to insurers over payments to the U.S. Treasury, and have grilled Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell about the matter at recent hearings.
“The announcement that the administration made represents an illegal wealth transfer from hard-working taxpayers to [insurers], and this law is very clear,” Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), the chairman of the Energy and Commerce health subcommittee, said at a hearing with Burwell last month.
This week, Republicans followed up with letters to the administration seeking documents on the administration’s decision-making process.