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Senate Republicans release healthcare bill that would supposedly “trim the fat”

Early reports of the Senate healthcare bill released on Thursday say the bill would make changes to Medicaid, to tax credits for individuals purchasing plans, and would remove most of the taxes imposed by Obamacare. Similar to the House bill, the Senate bill aims to make some key changes to Obamacare including the removal of the individual and employer mandates (at least in word). Tea Party Patriots is still analyzing the proposed legislation and will seek guidance from our supporters before we take an official position on the bill. Stay tuned for that. In the meantime, read more from the Washington Examiner, including the draft text of the ...

Speaker Ryan: Anthem Obamacare withdrawal in Wisc., Indiana forcing people to ‘scramble’ to find new plans, doctors

Anthem announced yesterday that it would be leaving the Obamacare exchanges for Indiana and Wisconsin in 2018. The health insurance plan provider will still provide plans off the exchange for a select few counties in both states; however, purchasers will not be able to use tax subsidies for their coverages. The Washington Examiner has the full story: Anthem said in a statement it made its decision because "the individual market remains volatile." It blamed uncertainty ahead over whether it would receive insurance payments from the federal government, as well as whether the government would enforce the Obamacare law that requires people to have ...

Rep. Jeff Denham: Integrating VA, DOD electronic health records system ‘paramount’ to fixing care gap

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) says the Trump administration decision to integrate the Department of Veterans Affairs electronic health records system with the same system used by the Department of Defense is exactly the kind of update that is overdue and a move that will help fulfill our commitment to ‘accessible, timely and quality healthcare’ for our veterans. The Washington Examiner has the commentary:   The decision to integrate systems between the two agencies will not only ensure expediency in transferring and updating records as soon as possible, but it will also ease the transition for those retiring from active duty. Having ...

True Health Care Reform Talking Points

Our nation simply cannot afford Obamacare. The healthcare law adds trillions to our nation’s debt. Obamacare’s mandates and regulations have driven up health insurance costs, and they must all be repealed. True healthcare reform will uphold the Constitution, protect individual liberty, and not put government between doctors and patients. In replacing Obamacare, Congress must first look to the Constitution for guidance. Obamacare gives bureaucrats and other unelected officials in Washington, DC too much power. The law created more than 150 new agencies, boards, and commissions made up of unelected people who are not accountable to ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: American “comedians” stooping to ‘new depths of incivility’

The political rhetoric that permeates American late-night “comedy” has reached a new low, as liberal pundits attack their political opponents using the same – and worse! – vulgarities those same liberal pundits use as ammunition to condemn their opponents. Basically, if you’re a liberal attacking conservatives, anything goes in today’s society; that needs to change, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin says in her latest opinion piece. The Washington Times has the commentary: Concurrent with the decline of creativity among elite artists has been the dramatic decline of civility – and in its place, crassness and crudeness ...

Many rally around House, Senate Republicans in wake of violent attack during congressional baseball practice

Dozens of leaders have taken to Twitter to condemn the shooting that left numerous members of Congress and Capitol Hill police injured Wednesday after a sniper opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice in the Del Rey neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, right outside D.C. Here’s what people are saying: https://twitter.com/FLOTUS/status/874981682952142848 https://twitter.com/thehill/status/874973978091302912 https://twitter.com/TimAlberta/status/874987034573774848 https://twitter.com/SteveForbesCEO/status/874990222454513664 https://twitter.com/RepSwalwell/status/875012542023782400 https://twitter....

Do you live in one of the best states for concealed carry?

As concealed-carry regulations vary widely across the country, it has become more difficult to acquire a permit to exercise your Second-Amendment right, according to Guns & Ammo magazine. The criteria included in determining which states were the best and worst includes ease of acquiring a concealed carry permit, costs associated with acquiring a license, training hours required and reciprocity with other states. Here are the top-three best states for concealed carry, according to The Washington Times: "#1. Arizona: As good as it gets: The Grand Canyon State was at the top in all categories, and issues permits to residents even though it ...

Sen. Mike Lee: Trump ‘very consistent in saying that Obamacare is bad for the American people’

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) says President Donald J. Trump is faithful in expressing his displeasure with Obamacare and in his efforts to see the disastrous health-insurance law is repealed, as the government isn't meant to regulate Americans’ healthcare decisions. PoliZette has the inside scoop: Urging his colleagues to “do what we actually said we would do,” the Utah senator praised President Donald Trump for being “very consistent in saying that Obamacare is bad for the American people” and pushing for repeal and replace. “They deserve better. We’ve got to get rid of it. We have to actually do that now,” Lee said, adding that the ...

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson: There is a ‘simple fix’ to cities disregarding federal immigration law

As Democrats continue to defend sanctuary cities, local law-enforcement officials suffer from liability lawsuits – something that needs to be addressed says Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) adding there is a “pretty simple fix” to the sanctuary-city tug-of-wars raging across the country. The Washington Times has the details: “Let’s pass a law to give those local law enforcement officials liability protection,” the Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee said. “That could clear up this whole difference.” Sanctuary cities vary in their degree of refusal to cooperate with federal deportation efforts. ...

President Trump: Obamacare is a ‘democratic catastrophe’

  President Trump tore into Obamacare Tuesday after a report revealed health-insurance premiums in Alaska have increased by as much as 200 percent, adding his intent on making sure the disastrous law is addressed by summer. Fox News has the inside scoop: “If Congress doesn't act to save Americans from this Democrat-inflicted catastrophe, next year is going to get worse,” said Trump, who praised Ryan for getting the GOP-led House last month to pass its ObamaCare overhaul package. “It was a long and difficult negotiation, but it gives a great concept to Mitch,” the president said. “The Senate, I’m sure, will follow soon, get a ...