In a letter sent to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 11 Republican state attorneys general slammed the Obama administration’s fix for people whose health policies have been canceled under Obamacare, saying that the new policy was based on “illegal executive actions.”
The letter, sent Dec. 26 and publicly announced on Thursday, was signed by Republican officials from Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
It addresses a new proposed HHS rule that would formalize President Barack Obama’s pledge to allow people to keep their non-Obamacare-compliant health plan, which he made in November after outcry over canceled coverage.
“The fix is flatly illegal under federal constitutional and statutory law,” the officials wrote. “We support allowing citizens to keep their health insurance coverage, but the only way to fix this problem-riddled law is to enact changes lawfully: through congressional action.”
The letter did not explicitly say whether the attorneys general would file litigation to stop the proposed rule from taking effect.
The full letter is below.