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News Briefing for Thursday, March 19

HEALTHCARE: GOP aims to sink Obamacare with reconciliation But first they have to strike a difficult deal on an overall budget “Senate Republicans want to use a powerful budget maneuver known as reconciliation to go after President Barack Obama’s health care law — particularly if the Supreme Court strikes down key provisions of Obamacare this June. Using the fast-tracking procedure offers some advantage for Republicans, largely because a reconciliation package can’t be filibustered. But it’s not going to be easy. First, House and Senate Republicans need to agree on a budget resolution, which could be difficult with fiscal conserva...

News Briefing for March 14

HEALTHCARE: Obamacare special enrollment for penalty payers a one-time deal, admin says “The Obama administration said Friday the special enrollment period that kicks off this weekend for uninsured Americans who missed Obamacare’s signup deadline and face a tax penalty will be a one-time deal, as the nation confronts the confluence of health care and tax season for the first time. Customers in 37 states can select a health plan on the federal HealthCare.gov exchange between Sunday and April 30 if they meet three conditions — they’re paying the “individual mandate” tax for lacking insurance in 2014, they learned about the penalty ...

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 Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Chuck Schumer: Passing Obamacare in 2010 Was a Mistake The Senate’s No. 3 Democrat says that his party misused its mandate. “Sen. Chuck Schumer upbraided his own party Tuesday for pushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress in 2010. While Schumer emphasized during a speech at the National Press Club that he supports the law and that its policies "are and will continue to be positive changes," he argued that the Democrats acted wrongly in using their new mandate after the 2008 election to focus on the issue rather than the economy at the height of a terrible recession. "After passing the stimulus, Democrats should have ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

HEALTHCARE: HHS-Funded Study: Obamacare Will Suffer ‘Death Spiral’ If Subsidies Fail “The Obama administration has funded a new study by top consulting firm RAND Health that startlingly finds that if taxpayer subsidies are eliminated, Obamacare exchanges will fall into a “death spiral.” The study comes in the wake of a number of lawsuits which are challenging the Obama administration’s implementation of Obamacare subsidies. Three lawsuits have made it to U.S. Circuit Courts, just one step from the Supreme Court, arguing that the text of the Affordable Care Act allows premium subsidies for state-run exchanges only. The report was ...

News Briefing for Friday, September 26 2014

HEALTHCARE: Feds Continue to Cite Healthcare.gov Security Concerns “Federal watchdog agencies are piling up concerns about limited security features of the healthcare.gov website, the primary portal for consumers in 36 states to sign up for federally subsidized health plans. Last week, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report noted that despite efforts to shore up security, the site is still vulnerable to attacks that could expose sensitive personal information. GAO officials responded to questions from lawmakers on security concerns last week in a House committee hearing (view committee session video). This week, a Department of Health ...

Thank You to All Who Contributed to Saving Wisconsin

Last night in Wisconsin we saw history in the making. The special interests and unions were the clear losers in an effort to recall elected officials for keeping their promises. The thing is, the news media is absolutely shocked at the blow out that happened last night. First, we want to recognize some very special people who signed up through our website to contribute their time, their money, and their moral support for the efforts to stop the senseless recalls. Your support clearly had a major impact in what happened last night and we are extremely grateful. Thank you! Next, we want to thank the great patriots in Wisconsin for standing to ...

Patriots Watch, Day 4: Videos 5 and 6

A few more videos from the team of dedicated Patriots from around the country that are in Wisconsin fighting to end the irresponsible recall elections. Video #5 features a report from Tea Party activist Tracy Smart-Sweet explaining why she is in Wisconsin going door to door to support the effort to STOP THE RECALLS! As Tracy reminds us, lawful elections, upheld by the public, are all that keeps society from anarchy and chaos. She tells us she is there because she felt she wasn’t doing enough to help save the country. She is now! Thanks Tracy and here’s hoping more patriots will follow.. Thanks to you and all the patriots working to educate ...