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Obamacare changes by Obama is unconstitutional state attorney generals say

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When the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) came online on October 1, 2013, it was plagued with multiple problems and ever since then, President Obama has been issuing orders for delays, changes, and exemptions, violating his oath of office says eleven State Attorney Generals on Thursday, Rebecca Shabad of The Hill reported.

Eleven GOP attorney generals say the Obama administration is breaking the law by repeatedly making changes to ObamaCare without going through Congress.

The Attorney Generals sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stating that these illegal actions by the Obama administration must stop and that the Obamacare fixes are “flatly illegal under federal constitutional and statutory law.”

The letter penned by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said in part, "The President has argued that his administrative "fix" is a lawful exercise of enforcement discretion, but his actions go well beyond the discretion provided under the Supreme Court's precedents."

The eleven GOP attorney generals comprised of West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey who wrote the letter and was signed by State Attorney Generals of Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia.

Other signers included Gregg Abbott of Texas, Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia, and James D. “Buddy” Caldwell of Louisiana.

State Attorney General Sam Olens of Georgia back in November 2013 called on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the Obama administration to support immediate legislative action to mitigate systemic implementation problems within the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Olens said, “It is becoming more evident each and every day that this law is fundamentally unworkable. The Affordable Care Act has turned out to be unaffordable for the American people, who are seeing their premiums rise and their insurance options decrease.”

“This reality of this law is not what the Obama Administration promised to the American people.”

This letter was also signed by attorneys general from Alabama, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia

Meanwhile on Friday, the Obama administration, who ignores Christian convictions against abortions and the Obamacare mandate to include contraception offerings for Christian and Catholic churches and organizations healthcare, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to not exempt Catholic groups from contraception mandate.