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Sen. Rand Paul, Rep. Mark Sanford introduce Obamacare repeal

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Republican Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina this week introduced an Obamacare-repeal bill that has the backing of the 40-member House Freedom Caucus – the support it potentially needs to get the ball moving on getting rid of the disastrous health-insurance laws weighing heavily on American business and families. The Daily Signal has the details: “We’re excited about the fact that it will finally be able to address many of the concerns that we’re hearing, whether it’s at town halls or personal calls from our constituents about pre-existing conditions, about how to empower the consumer in terms ...

Twitter: Congratulations, HHS Secretary Tom Price. Now get rid of Obamacare!

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) by a vote of 52-47 was confirmed Friday to serve as the next secretary of Health and Human Services, reports The Daily Signal. Here’s what is being said on Twitter about the physician’s appointment and swearing-in ceremony this morning. Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway Press Secretary Sean Spicer The Daily Signal Vice President Mike Pence And the new secretary himself! Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) WATCH the swearing-in ceremony: Obamacare is crushing American small-businessmen and women ...

Senate Finance Committee Chairman: ‘All of the Obamacare taxes need to go’

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is putting his foot down: The taxes that come with Obamacare are on the chopping block and must be included in the repeal of the law – something that is not negotiable. The Hill has the details: “We need to definitively answer the question about what to do with the ObamaCare taxes,” Hatch said in a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. “Some have argued that we should keep all or some of them in place and use them to pay for our eventual replacement package.” But Hatch rejected that idea. “My view is this: After spending seven years talking about the harm being ...

Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner: Health-insurance market better off before Obamacare

Wisconsin Deputy Insurance Commissioner Thursday told members of Congress that the Badger State insurance market suffered after the rollout of Obamacare and that state fared better before Obamacare went into effect. The Washington Free Beacon has the details: "While the Wisconsin market has been healthier than most, the ACA has caused significant harm," Wieske said, adding that Obamacare's regulations have impacted negatively rates and choices for consumers. "The ACA has changed the Wisconsin health insurance market. Consumers have fewer choices. Rates have increased significantly." Wieske also noted that "a number of our insurers have seen a ...

Senate Finance Committee Democrats holding up Rep. Price, Mnuchin nominations

Senate Democrats are stalling a committee vote on whether to refer Health and Human Services Secretary Nominee Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) for a full Senate vote, having declined to attend the committee meeting that would have launched him to that point in the confirmation process – and, like those of us at Tea Party Patriots, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is not amused… The Hill has the details: Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted votes to advance Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), Trump’s pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, and Steven Mnuchin, his selection to head the Treasury Department. The ...

Judge Napolitano: President Trump’s order limiting Obamacare ‘revolutionary’

Former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano says President Donald Trump’s executive order immediately ebbing the flow of the negative effects of Obamacare is “revolutionary” and in a single stroke of his pen dismantled the “centerpiece” of President Barack Obama’s administration. Fox News has the full commentary: [President Donald Trump] ordered a truly revolutionary act, the likes of which I have never seen in the 45 years I have studied and monitored the government’s laws and its administration of them. He ordered that when bureaucrats who are administering and enforcing the law have discretion with respect to the ...

Patriots: Rep. Tom Price prescription against disastrous Obamacare

Tea Party Patriots on the heels of Health and Human Services Secretary Rep. Tom Price’s (R-Ga.) confirmation hearings gathered at his home office in Georgia to support the physician and President Donald Trump’s prescription against government overreach in the health-insurance industry. “Congressman Price is a doctor. He’s been fighting Obamacare since its inception. He’s authored a replacement plan. And, when he’s confirmed as secretary of health and human services, he’ll be the Trump administration’s leading voice on how to repeal and replace Obamacare,” Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin says in recent column in The ...

HHS Secretary Nominee Rep. Price says he wants ‘healthcare system that recognizes the needs of all’

Health and Human Services Secretary Nominee Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) during a hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee says if and when Obamacare is repealed, he will work to pave the way for a health-insurance system that doesn’t leave anyone behind – whether Democrat or Republican. The Daily Signal has the details: “The last thing we want to do is go from a Democratic health care system to a Republican health care system,” Price said early on. “We want to go to an American health care system that recognizes the needs of all.” On Tuesday, four days after Trump is sworn in, Price will go before the ...

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 ...