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News Briefing for Wednesday, March 11

HEALTHCARE: CBO: Obamacare Premiums Will Increase Faster Than Private Plans “Obamacare health insurance premiums will grow faster than either private policies or the federal government in coming years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. In a report released Monday, the CBO issued updated budget projections showing that “premiums for policies sold through the exchanges are expected to increase more rapidly than the underlying trend in spending” between 2016 and 2018. The CBO projects that the average premium for Obamacare policies will increase by 8.5 percent annually in those years, while federal spending is expected to grow by ...

News Briefing for Monday, January 12 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: The FEC’s Internet gag rule (Op-ed by Jenny Beth Martin and Matt Kibbe) Liberals don’t want Americans speaking truth to power “…Just as Williams felled the Liberty Tree to frustrate debate, Ms. Ravel wants to bring the political discourse of freedom-loving Americans under her agency’s heavy-lidded purview with an eye to cutting it off. To hear Ms. Ravel tell it, political speech in cyberspace is unduly influenced by “dark” forces that use blogs, news sites, video uplinks and information exchanges to “pollute” the political atmosphere and poison minds with too much communication. Or, to look at it from the ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Insurers Are Delaying Obamacare Payment Deadline Again “Obamacare insurers that are part of the industry’s top trade group are voluntarily giving customers more time to pay their premiums this year.  Premiums for Jan. 1 coverage are usually due by Dec. 31; the deadline to sign up for coverage in most states was Monday, although a growing number delayed that date as well. But insurers are giving customers an extra grace period to pay for their coverage, which varies by each company, according to America’s Health Insurance Plans. Insurers will still provide health insurance beginning on Jan. 1, even for those who haven’t paid ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, December 3, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Americans Are Spending 42 Percent More on Health Insurance Than They Did in 2007 “Data on consumer spending show that spending on health insurance surged 42 percent from 2007 to 2013, according to analysis by the Wall Street Journal. The rise reflects the increasing cost of health insurance and the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that everyone buy extensive health insurance. Another feature shown by the data is the movement away from home-ownership and associated costs. Families are more likely to rent than in 2007, so mortgage spending is down and rent spending is up. Some of the other categories where spending fell – ...

News Briefing for November 22, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Health insurance costs have nowhere to go but up “Regardless of where you get your health insurance, one thing is for sure: Your premiums for 2015 and the next several years are set to rise significantly. Folks are used to the fact that health insurance costs always seem to go up. They've done so for the last 14 years, with the highest annual increase of about 14 percent and the lowest at about 3 percent. But the increases for 2015 are staggering, ranging from 20 percent to over 60 percent. And consumers need to plan for more rate hikes over the next several years, especially those who have coverage through their employer. One of ...

News Briefing for Monday, November 17, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Obamacare's 2.0 health insurance enrollment period begins “President Barack Obama's plan to extend private health coverage to the uninsured entered a new uncertain phase on Saturday as U.S. government-backed online insurance marketplaces opened their 2015 plans to millions of potential enrollees. The HealthCare.gov website relaunched with little fanfare and appeared to work smoothly early on Saturday with no sign of the technical glitches that paralyzed the operation a year ago and drove Democrat Obama's signature domestic policy to the brink of disaster, exposing him to criticism from Republicans who have campaigned for its ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, October 14, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Thanks to Obamacare, Health Costs Soared This Year http://dailysignal.com/2014/10/13/thanks-to-obamacare-health-costs-soared-this-year/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social   An Obamacare October surprise? “Obamacare premiums aren’t rising everywhere. They just have a way of finding the states with the biggest Senate races. And that could be very bad timing for Democrats in two of the party’s key contests. Double-digit rate hikes for individual health insurance plans have become an issue in the Louisiana and Iowa Senate races over the past week, where the Republican candidates are hammering their Democratic ...

Obamacare Battle Z: Fiscal Year 2014 Continuing Resolution is final fight against Obamacare

For four years, millions of Americans have worked to stop Obamacare from crushing the nation. On the Roll Call “GOPpers” blog, Matt Fuller criticizes Heritage Action for joining with Senator Cruz (R-TX) and his latest effort to delay Obamacare’s implementation via the Continuing Resolution: As Heritage Action for America pushes lawmakers to kill any bill that funds Obamacare, the conservative group is running into a question it refuses to answer: If the government shuts down, what next? In private meetings with Heritage Action representatives — namely, Heritage Action CEO Mike Needham, Chief Operating Officer Tim Chapman and Director of ...

Rep. Woodall Prescribes FairTax For Ailing Economy

By Terri Chapman If national consumption-based taxation is "fairer", many conservatives are still fearful of how rates would fare against the combination of unfettered government growth and a balanced budget amendment. On November 16, the Joint Economic Committee of Congress invited testimony on how tax reform could boost economic growth in America, Rep. Rob Woodall, R-GA-7, gave a floor speech promoting the FairTax Act (HR 25, S 13), which would replace all federal income- and payroll-based taxes with a national sales tax, often considered progressive in effect. Woodall argued that moving to a consumption-based tax system instead of an ...

Woodall, House Freshmen Urge Senate: “Get To Work”

Early this month, the House Republican freshman class formed a coalition and dubbed themselves "Operation Turnaround." Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA) announced this move in a recent press release and on his website. The group officially kicked off on October 4 by holding a press conference and by sending a formal letter to the Senate urging them to take swift action on 12 House sponsored proposals. Woodall and 36 others signed and delivered a letter entitled "A Pro Jobs Message from House GOP Freshmen." It contains brief but unsubtle allegations that "Senate leadership" has neglected to maintain the overall fiscal well-being of the nation. It also blames ...