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Howard Dean: ‘I Wonder If He Has the Legal Authority to Do This’

Howard Dean, former Vermont governor and chairman of the Democratic National Convention, is skeptical that President Obama could legally allow insurers to continue for another year plans that would otherwise be canceled under Obamacare.

“I wonder if he has the legal authority to do this, since this was a congressional bill that set it up,” Dean said on MSNBC.

President Obama announced the move today during a rambling press conference, in which he conceded that “this fix won’t solve every problem for every person.”

There are currently multiple legislative plans that would also allow people to keep their plans, including one from Representative Fred Upton (R., Mich.) and one from Senator Mary Landrieu (D., La.). 


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