With regard to this post.
This is from an article in The New York Times:
While the new law does not mention advance care planning, the Obama administration has been able to achieve its policy goal through the regulation-writing process, a strategy that could become more prevalent in the next two years as the president deals with a strengthened Republican opposition in Congress.
Congress is making itself irrelevant. Eventually the Executive Branch will assume full law-making authority, and Congress will just be a rubber-stamp for legitimacy. The American people have only themselves to blame: you cannot elect people into government when their goal is to destroy the government’s authority.