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Aetna to get out of Obamacare

One of the nation’s largest health insurers this week announced it is soon withdrawing itself entirely from Obamacare – a move Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says is more proof former President Barack Obama’s signature health-insurance law is a disaster. Fox Business has the details: “Aetna’s decision to completely withdraw from the ObamaCare exchanges adds to the mountain of evidence that ObamaCare has failed the American people. Repealing and replacing it with patient-centered solutions that stabilize the marketplace to bring down costs and increase choices is the only solution,” Price said late Wednesday. The ...

Obamacare insurers in Md., Conn., Virginia proposing premium increases

As more Obamacare exchanges contemplate folding in the days ahead, government-run health insurers are submitting proposed premium rate increases for 2018. The Daily Signal has the story: Chris Sloan, a senior manager at Avalere, stressed that the figures coming from insurers are only proposed rates, and those rates typically decrease as insurance companies negotiate with state insurance departments and their commissioners. Still, the preliminary figures from insurance companies indicate that uncertainty about the future of the health insurance market, and the enrollment population from years past, could lead to double-digit premium increases ...

VA wants to meet with whistleblowers, help protect against retaliation

Authorities at the Department of Veterans Affairs, in an effort to protect those who speak up about potential corruption, have requested a meeting with two whistleblowers to discuss blowback the men faced as a result of sounding the alarm on the department. The Daily Signal has the details: Whistleblowers Kuauhtemoc Rodriguez from the Phoenix VA and Sean Higgins from the Memphis VA have been contacted by the Central Whistleblower Office for a conference call meeting Friday, which comes just over a week after President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating a new Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the VA, The Daily ...

Illegal border crossings down more than 75 percent

Illegal immigration along the southwest border has dropped dramatically since President Donald J. Trump was sworn in, plunging a whopping 76 percent. The Washington Times has the story: Overall apprehensions by the Border Patrol dropped to just 11,129 in April, according to numbers released Tuesday, marking the lowest monthly total for any month in decades. The number of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children nabbed at the border dropped below 1,000 — a level not seen since before the surge that bedeviled President Obama during most of his second term. Even before a foot of Mr. Trump’s planned border wall is built or any more agents ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Celebrate Trump – here’s why

The crowning jewel of President Donald J. Trump’s presidency is the successful appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court – imagine if another justice with a record of interpreting the Constitution as the founders intended it is also appointed to the Supreme Court. The reasons to celebrate President Trump’s November victory are “just beginning,” says Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column. The Washington Times has the commentary: What’s better than another Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court? How about another Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court and another 10 Antonin Scalias on lower ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: ICYMI – boycott Stephen Colbert

“Late Night Show” host Stephen Colbert has been unapologetic since receiving backlash from conservatives and liberals alike for his obscene comments about President Donald J. Trump – comments so offensive the hashtag #FireColbert started trending for a hot second before being buried under other news. But we remember, and will continue to boycott Stephen Colbert. Will you join us? The Washington Times has the commentary: As Americans, we have broad freedom of choice because of our free-market system and competition. If we do not like what Colbert is saying on CBS, we can switch to a different channel. But, if we want to make an even more ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: GOP Senators – Don’t settle, repeal Obamacare

There is a contingency of 13 GOP senators who ran on the belief Obamacare needs to be repealed. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Obamacare should be "repealed root and branch” while Utah Sen. Mike Lee said “Let’s fulfill our Obamacare repeal promise immediately.” Entrenched D.C. insiders are hoping these more than dozen senators buckle and settle for less than what these 13 senators were elected to do – namely, repeal Obamacare. They mustn’t settle, says Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in a recent column. The Hill has the commentary: As the Senate moves to take up ObamaCare repeal, the conventional wisdom ...

Poll: President Trump’s tax plan, Gorsuch confirmation bolsters approval rating

President Donald J. Trump’s recently released tax plan has elicited widespread support among his supporters – that, combined with the successful appointment of now-Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court have helped improve our commander in chief’s approval rating, according to a new poll. International Business Times has the details: The IBD/TIPP Presidential Leadership Index — which includes poll results on favorability, job approval, and leadership — climbed 7% to 42.6, marking the first month-over-month increase since Trump became president. "The president's recent achievements in foreign affairs have bolstered Americans' view ...

Tea Party Patriots Praise President Trump For Keeping His Promises When Nominating Judges to Federal Judiciary

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to President Trump keeping his promise to nominate judges to the federal judiciary who interpret the Constitution and our laws by their original meaning. “We are thrilled that President Trump has continued to deliver on his promise to nominate judges to the federal judiciary who interpret the Constitution and our laws by their original meaning. Building on his terrific appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Trump released a new list of 10 judges nominated to lower federal courts today who promise to follow the ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 5/07/17

CALENDAR: The House is in recess and will return on Tuesday, May 16. The Senate will return on Monday, with the first vote scheduled for 5:30 PM. The Senate will stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned on Monday, and took up and passed three bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House took up another bill under Suspension, and then took up H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act. The bill passed by a vote of 229-197. The bill would allow employers to offer employees paid time off in lieu of wage compensation for overtime hours worked by employees in the private ...