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Tea Party Patriots Applauds President-elect Donald Trump’s Nomination of Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA

Washington, DC – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today in response to reports that President-elect Donald Trump has selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. “Tea Party Patriots applauds President-elect Donald Trump for picking Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. AG Pruitt has worked with our activists over the years fighting Obamacare and he understands the importance of federalism and the ability of state and local governments to serve their ...

Oklahoma Obamacare premiums to skyrocket

Oklahoma (the Sooner State) residents who purchased Obamacare will soon face, on average, a more than 75 percent increase to their health-insurance premiums — a reality that’s unlikely to drive any more brave souls to stake their claim in the state-run healthcare exchanges. The Washington Examiner has the details: Oklahoma's Insurance Department said on Tuesday that increases in individual marketplace plans will range from 58 percent to 96 percent. "These jaw-dropping increases make it clear that Oklahoma's exchange is on life support," said Insurance Commissioner John Doak, in a statement. "Health insurers are losing massive amounts of ...

Journalist, lawmakers complain that Obama administration disregards U.S. open records law (The Oklahoman – Chris Casteel)

WASHINGTON — After two days of hearings about the American public’s primary tool for obtaining government documents, a key House member said Wednesday that he may propose tighter deadlines and fewer exceptions in the law... Continue here.

Rhode Island Senator blames Oklahoma tornado on global warming boogeyman

While Tea Party Patriots typically ignores the global warming/climate change debates because of the black holes they are, one Senator recently tied federal emergency financial aid for natural disasters – focusing on the recent tornado in Oklahoma – to claim Republicans who oppose climate change legislation are harming the nation’s financial and physical security. From The Daily Caller: While many Americans were tuned into news coverage of the massive damage from tornadoes ravaging the state of Oklahoma, Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse took to the Senate floor to rail against his Republican colleagues for denying the theory of ...

Is Oklahoma accidentally empowering Obamacare? [Update]

For most intents and purposes, the state of Oklahoma has completely opposed implementation of the Affordable Care Act. From Sarah Kliff at the Washington Post Wonk Blog: The state will not build an exchange, nor will it expand Medicaid. It sued the federal government to repeal the law altogether and once returned a $54.6 million grant to “stop the implementation of the president’s federal health care exchange.” However, less noticed has been the way Oklahoma has joined dozens of other states in using funds from the Affordable Care Act for its Medicaid program. Via Kliff: More quietly though, Oklahoma has accepted an influx of Obamacare ...

President-elect Trump taps champion of industry to head EPA

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency – a pick dripping with poetic justice as Pruitt has been at the forefront of pushing back on President Obama’s industry-crushing emissions regulations. The Washington Free Beacon: Pruitt, a Republican, is a close ally of the fossil fuel industry and has been a strong voice in the pushback against Obama’s EPA regulations, especially his administration’s climate change rules. The Oklahoma attorney general, who the New York Times described as a “hero to conservative activists,” is one of the Republican attorneys ...

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As Obamacare co-ops crumble, residents in five states have no choice in their Obamacare exchange

Lawmakers nationwide gave speeches touting the Obamacare exchanges, saying the exchanges will create “competition” (though how this works when the exchanges are all hewn from the same rock and under the auspices of Obamacare apparently never occurred to these legislators) and thereby drive down health-insurance prices. They couldn’t have more wrong as the exchanges are crumbling. A total of five states now only have a single Obamacare-exchange option. The Daily Signal has the details: Five states will be down to just one health insurer on the Obamacare marketplace next year, and consumers in 664 counties are projected to face that same ...

Obamacare enrollee: “It’s going to be a monopoly, basically: ‘Here’s the price; take it or leave it’”

The Wall Street Journal recently published a story highlighting the departure of health-insurance companies from the imploding Obamacare marketplace. This to the detriment of the Obamacare-marketplace enrollees left behind in rural areas who – in many cases – have only a single option for their health-insurance carrier. Breitbart has the details: “The entire states of Alaska and Alabama are expected to have only one insurer on the health law’s signature online marketplaces next year, according to state regulators,” writes the Journal. “The same is expected to be true in parts of several other states, including Kentucky, Tennessee, ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 07/19/15

  CALENDAR: The House will come back into session on Tuesday, with the first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session until Friday, with the last votes expected no later than 3 PM. The Senate will come back into session at 10 AM Tuesday, with no votes scheduled before 2:15 PM. At that point, the Senate is expected to vote on cloture on the Motion To Proceed to H.R. 22 the vehicle for the surface transportation reauthorization bill, known more colloquially as the Highway Bill. They will still in session until Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House began its work last week on Monday, taking up six ...