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News Briefing for Monday, March 16

HEALTHCARE: Nearly 200K Coloradans face Obamacare cancellations by 2016 “Nearly 200,000 insured Coloradans will lose their health-care plans next year under the state’s embattled Obamacare exchange, Connect for Health Colorado. State insurance commissioner Marguerite Salazar touched off an outcry Friday by confirming to news outlets that health-care policies covering 190,000 people will be dropped in 2016 because they fail to comply with the Affordable Care Act. Colorado Senate Majority Leader Bill Cadman called the action “a huge blow to another 190,000 Coloradans who will be forced out of their existing healthcare plans.” A year ago, ...

News Briefing for Friday, January 16, 2015

HEALTHCARE: Burwell urges GOP to 'move beyond' ObamaCare arguments “Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell on Thursday promised a "vigorous" defense of ObamaCare this Congress as she outlined policy priorities she said could receive bipartisan support, such as addressing prescription drug abuse and accelerating the development of medical cures. "I hope we can move beyond the back and forth of the Affordable Care Act," Burwell said at the New America Foundation. She also downplayed Republican plans to target pieces of the healthcare law now that the GOP is in control of both chambers on Capitol Hill.  "We want to find ...

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 ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 9/21/14

House/Senate Action: Week of 9/15/14-9/21/14 The House and Senate are both in recess, and have no plans to return to Washington until after the November elections.   OBAMACARE: On Monday, the CBO released new projections for ObamaCare-related spending over the next decade. According to the study, payments for taxpayer subsidies flowing to citizens who get subsidies to buy the insurance off the exchanges will grow by eight-fold over the next ten years, growing from $17 billion in FY2014 to $137 billion in FY2024. Moreover, federal spending on Medicaid will double during the same time frame, growing from $265 billion in FY2013 (the ...

News Briefing for Monday, September 8

Below are some of the news stories that we are reading today. HEALTHCARE: EDITORIAL: A court-packing payoff for Obamacare A U.S. appeals court saves health care law again “Whoever said cheaters never win never met a president with an unrestrained ambition to make big government bigger, and damn the Constitution. Three new judges of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rode to the rescue of Obamacare on Thursday. The judges newly appointed by President Obama and confirmed by Democrats are in the new 7 to 4 majority, which reversed last month’s well-reasoned decision of a three-judge panel that said the ...

Red Cross Worker asks Blood Donors “Do You Own A Gun?”

Visits to the doctor may be getting more personal than necessary. Physicians are being pushed to ask unrelated, inappropriate questions [1] – compliments of Obamacare. However, buried in the heap of healthcare nonsense is one sliver of decency that actually protects patients’ privacy when it comes to firearms. Section 2716 part c of the Affordable Care Act prohibits the federal government from using healthcare professionals or patients’ records to collect any information regarding the lawful possession of a firearm or to create a database of gun owners. [2]   While a victory for Second-Amendment enthusiasts, the law hasn’t stopped ...

Good news: Florida legislature halts Medicaid expansion

Yesterday, in a piece entitled “Florida rejects Medicaid expansion, leaves 1 million uninsured,” the Wonk Blog’s Sarah Kliff reported that Florida’s legislature did what Governor Rick Scott would not – halt Medicaid expansion in the state: Scott wouldn’t be the one to “deny Floridians” a part of the health care law—but the Florida legislature had other plans. Lawmakers adjourned Friday after passing a budget that does not include funding for a Medicaid expansion. Unless the Republican-controlled legislature comes back for a special session later this year—which some Democrats are calling for—Florida will not expand Medicaid in ...