492 results for tag: Healthcare


OUTRAGEOUS: Pelosi says ‘grandma’ will wind up ‘living in the guest room’ if Obamacare defunded

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in yet another example of how out-of-touch she is with everyday Americans predicted Wednesday grandmothers – God, forbid! – will end up living with their children if Obamacare is stripped of its funding. “If you’re a senior, you know Medicaid, almost half of Medicaid, is about long-term healthcare. You want grandma living in the guest room, you repeal the Affordable Care Act. If you go along with – this is part of an initiative that is part of the Ryan budget that says we’re going to voucherize…” she says. And maybe Rep. Pelosi, known for once donning a $400-plus Hermes scarf ...

NRA: Sen. Jeff Sessions ‘will work tirelessly’ to defend Americans’ gun rights

National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris Cox in a recent column lists ways U.S. Attorney General Nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has helped protect law-abiding Americans’ right to bear arms, including his support of nationwide right-to-carry legislation. USA Today has the commentary: Sessions has voted to prohibit firearms confiscation during a declared state of emergency, and has opposed bans on America's most popular firearms, calling them “the essence of gun ownership today.” He has also voted in favor of a national right-to-carry amendment, which would remove the confusing patchwork of ...

Speaker of the House Ryan, Sen. Enzi announce introduction of resolution aimed at defunding Obamacare

Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate today announced the first step toward repealing and replacing Obamacare – a concurrent resolution that authorizes four committees to “fast-track” the repeal process and “achieve at least $1 billion in deficit reduction” from fiscal years 2017 through 2026. “Today, we take the first steps to repair the nation’ broken healthcare system, removing Washington from the equation and putting control back where it belongs: with patients, their families, and their doctors,” Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) says in a statement. This on the heels of GOP assurances rolling back President Obama’s ...

Daily Signal: ‘The American people don’t like Obamacare and never have’

President-elect Donald Trump's victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicates Americans’ general displeasure with career politicians but perhaps more so his victory underscores a deep-seated dissatisfaction with President Obama’s signature health-insurance law, the so-called “Affordable Care Act” — poorly thought out, crammed through Congress without due diligence and protected against legal challenges by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Daily Signal has the story: The American people don’t like Obamacare and never have, and it’s not hard to see why. Pew and Gallup both report that year after year, more Americans say the ...

Texas restaurateur closing sports bars because of Obamacare, says mandate ‘makes no sense’

The owners of a Fort Worth, Texas sports bar are closing their doors after five years in business, citing the burden of complying with Obamacare regulations as the straw that broke the camel’s back. “If we were to stay in business, there was no way for us to have borne the weight of the oppressive penalties for failing to comply with the mandates of that legislature. Therefore, another establishment goes out of business. Over fifty people lose their jobs. Suppliers and vendors lose the revenue of our account,” reads a statement from owners Bill and Johnnie Katz posted to Facebook Monday. The so-called Affordable Care Act requires ...

The doctor is in the house! Get to know Rep. Tom Price, President-elect Trump’s pick for HHS secretary

Who better to give recommendations on retooling health-insurance policy in America than a physician? Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), who President-elect Trump officially nominated Tuesday to head the Department of Health and Human Services, has a slew of proposed market-based solutions for our health-insurance woes, including individual tax relief intended to empower Americans to purchase health insurance that isn’t under government control. The Daily Signal has the commentary: Price has also proposed the creation of independent health insurance pools for more affordable coverage in the individual and small group markets, and also a change in the law ...

The future of Obamacare ‘insurer bailouts’ is not looking good

President-elect Donald Trump is bad news for insurance companies who hope that Congress will bail them out with changes to two Obamacare programs. The programs sunset at the end of this year, but conservatives are staying vigilant against the possibility that Congress will try to use the lame-duck session to give insurers more money. Insurance companies have spent millions lobbying lawmakers to keep the risk corridor and reinsurance programs. The Daily Signal reported: Conservative groups like Freedom Partners and Republican lawmakers have cautioned that the Justice Department could attempt to settle with insurance companies and tap into ...

Policy expert: President Obama planning ‘backdoor attempt’ to bail out insurers

President Obama is working on using a special fund to bail out insurers who claim they lost money on the Obamacare exchanges – a plan that bypasses the consent of Congress. National Review has the commentary: If it successfully executes this plan, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will have circumvented Congress to secure a taxpayer bailout for insurers — directly contradicting Congress’s intentions as expressed by multiple spending bills, and possibly violating federal law. Currently, insurers are suing HHS for more than $2.5 billion promised them under ACA’s “risk corridor” program, which was designed to ...

Republican Congress has its sights set on Obamacare

Repealing Obamacare will sit atop the agenda come January, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the heels of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s victory. Newsweek has the story: "It’s a pretty high item on our agenda," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters at a press conference in the Capitol Wednesday afternoon. "And I would be shocked if we didn’t move forward, keeping our commitment to the American people." "It is the single worst piece of legislation among many bad pieces of legislation passed in the first two years of the Obama presidency," added McConnell, who will maintain his post at the helm of the Senate ...

Policy expert: American middle class in ‘deep trouble’ over Obamacare premium increases

Americans enrolled in Obamacare will ring in the new year with Obamacare premium hikes whose deductibles under the silver plan – on average – are nearly $3,600 for singles nearly $7,500 for families. And, while those who make up to $47,080 will have help with their premiums, those who make more than $47,080 will have no help and be forced decide whether to drop their health insurance altogether. CNS News has the commentary: But a large chunk of the American middle class earns too much (more than 400 percent of the poverty level) to qualify for either the premium tax credits or the cost-sharing subsidies. If these persons don’t have, or ...