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  • Who Is Mike Leavitt, Leading Mitt Romney's Transition Team? (making big money from Obama Care)

    06/04/2012 3:23:51 PM PDT · by dennisw · 20 replies
    theatlantic. ^ | JUN 4 2012
    The former Bush cabinet member is a close confidant of the GOP presidential contender, but his support for a key part of Obamacare has conservatives furious. *He has been a prominent backer of one element of Obamacare. Even as Obamacare has become the GOP's bete noire, Leavitt has vocally backed one provision of the law: state-level health-insurance exchanges. As part of the law's expansion of insurance, these exchanges allow citizens to shop for insurance from private companies, and if they qualify they can use federal subsidies to purchase coverage. Insurance companies accepted various strictures -- most notably, the ban on...
  • White House to Spend $20 million to Pitch ObamaCare

    05/23/2012 8:45:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    Ever since the Democrats passed ObamaCare "so we could find out what's in it," Americans have overwhelmingly said they didn't like the new law.  Now, the Obama Administration is spending $20 million of taxpayer money on a new public relations campaign to try to sell us, yet again, on this unprecedented intrusion into our lives by legislation that 72% of Americans believe violates the Constitution.The new public relations campaign "will inform the American people about the many preventative benefits" of ObamaCare according to the White House spin machine.   Porter-Novelli, one of the planet's glitziest consumer marketing firms, has been awarded the...
  • 43 Catholic institutions file suits over HHS mandate

    05/21/2012 9:18:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/21/12 | Ed Morrissey
    Today’s Roman Catholic calendar lists May 21st as the feast day of St. Christopher Magallanes, a martyr killed for celebrating Mass during the Cristero War in Mexico. Perhaps Catholics today may want to recall St. Thomas More — the patron saint of lawyers, who was executed for refusing to agree to a mandate that gave Henry VIII the prerogative of defining religious expression in England. Dozens of Catholic institutions filed lawsuits today against the Department of Health and Human Services over its mandate and its narrow definition of religious practice: Catholic archdioceses and institutions filed suit in federal district courts...
  • Notre Dame sues Obama Administration over HHS rule

    05/21/2012 8:26:45 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 54 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 21, 2012 | David Freddoso
    In 2009, President Obama delivered the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame. Now, Notre Dame is suing his administration over its insistence that Catholic schools and other institutions provide insurance coverage for sterilizations, contraceptives, and other abortifacient drugs without any meaningful opt-out for conscientious objectors. Rev. John Jenkins, the university's president, was given much grief over his commencement invitation to President Obama in 2009. Today, he sent the following email to Notre Dame employees, announcing and explaining the lawsuit.
  • Catholic church to battle Obama Administration

    05/01/2012 6:15:08 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 8 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 5/1/2012 | Kingsley Guy
    The federal Department of Health and Human Services ignited a political firestorm in January that’s still smoldering when it declared institutions of the Catholic Church would have to include coverage of contraception, sterilization and abortifacients in their employee insurance policies. Most Americans initially backed the church in its contention that the HHS requirement, conjured out of the Affordable Care Act, violated the constitutional guarantee of religious liberty by forcing the church to provide drugs and services that run counter to its moral teachings. So the Obama administration engaged in a sleight-of-hand by declaring a “compromise” in which the insurance companies,...
  • Health-Care Law Will Add $340 Billion To Deficit, New Study Finds

    04/09/2012 10:08:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 09, 2012
    Health-Care Law Will Add $340 Billion To Deficit, New Study Finds By Lori Montgomery April 9 President Obama’s landmark health-care initiative, long touted as a means to control costs, will actually add more than $340 billion to the nation’s budget woes over the next decade, according to a new study by a Republican member of the board that oversees Medicare financing. The study is set to be released Tuesday by Charles Blahous, a conservative policy analyst whom Obama approved in 2010 as the GOP trustee for Medicare and Social Security. His analysis challenges the conventional wisdom that the health-care law,...
  • How Romney Advocated Obamacare and Lied About It

    04/05/2012 12:44:33 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    nymag.com ^ | March 25, 2012 9:19:20 AM | Jonathan Chait
    In 2009, Mitt Romney had a problem. He was running for the Republican presidential nomination, and the towering achievement of his governorship in Massachusetts — health-care reform — had been embraced by President Obama. Romneycare played almost no role in Romney’s 2008 presidential run, but the emergence of the issue onto the national agenda threatened to link Romney with a president Republicans had already come to loathe. His solution was simple. He seized upon the one major difference between his plan and Obama’s, which was that Obama favored a public health insurance option. The public plan had commanded enormous public...
  • Obamacare Turns into "Healthwreck"

    03/29/2012 7:14:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Weak arguments presented by "team Obama" lawyers supporting Obama's healthcare legislation took a beating yesterday, and the beating continued even more so today. Please consider Day 3: ObamaCare at the Supreme Court by the Illinois Policy Institute. Today was the final marathon session of oral arguments over ObamaCare. It began this morning with the question of what to do with the rest of the law if the individual mandate is struck down, a very real possibility after yesterday's hearing. On this issue, both sides agree that if the mandate falls, at least some of the other provisions must fall with...
  • Howard Dean predicts Supreme Court will declare individual mandate unconstitutional

    03/26/2012 11:14:46 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies · 6+ views
    Howard Dean predicts Supreme Court will declare individual mandate unconstitutional By Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller 9:48 AM 03/26/2012 ADVERTISEMENT On Monday’s “CBS This Morning,” former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean broke with Democratic Party ranks once again on the issue of Obamacare. But this time, he did it in terms of how he thinks the Supreme Court will view the law. Host Charlie Rose asked Dean, a physician and former Democratic presidential candidate, if he thought the individual mandate would ultimately be declared unconstitutional. “I actually think that’s what they’re most likely to do before, of course, we’ve heard...
  • Live Thread: SCOTUS hearings on Obamacare [Day 3 Arguments; Post 153+]

    03/26/2012 8:11:01 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 163 replies · 151+ views
    National Review ^ | 0/26/2012 | Avik Roy
    <p>I will be live-blogging the Supreme Court hearings on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from March 26 to 28, beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday. I invite readers and NRO contributors to chip in with their observations. I will also incorporate Twitter feeds from various people from the health-care and legal worlds who are covering the case.</p>
  • Virginia AG: If Obama's Mandate Stands, the Gov't ‘Can Order You To Do Anything’

    03/20/2012 1:19:01 PM PDT · by CNSNews.com · 5 replies · 1+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 19, 2012 | Melanie Hunter
    “If the government can just order you to buy something, and fine you if you don’t” – the way the individual mandate of Obamacare requires every American to buy government-approved health insurance and fines them if they don’t comply – “they can order you to do anything,” Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said during an appearance on C-SPAN’s “Newsmaker” on Sunday. Cuccinelli, the first attorney general to file a lawsuit challenging Obamacare, said out of 16 judges that have heard the lawsuit so far, only one has ruled that the fine amounts to a tax. “Of 16 judges, one found...
  • Obama's Health Care Duplicity No Longer Debatable

    03/16/2012 5:00:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    President Obama said, "The package we've put together" will "start bending the cost curve on health care" and "cut the deficit by a trillion dollars." Even a sympathetic Congressional Budget Office has finally put the nail in the coffin of that howler. At the time Obama made the claim, we all knew it was specious, and study after study came out showing just how fraudulent it was. There was the double counting on Medicare, the "Doc Fix" scam and a host of others. When Rep. Paul Ryan asked the CBO to rescore Obamacare with more accurate assumptions, it didn't...
  • Gallup: 72% of All Americans and 56% of Democrats Say Obamacare Mandate Unconstitutional

    02/27/2012 9:01:58 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Gallup: 72% of All Americans and 56% of Democrats Say Obamacare Mandate Unconstitutional By Terence P. Jeffrey February 27, 2012 Subscribe to Terence P. Jeffrey's posts Kathleen Sebelius Barack Obama HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and President Barack Obama at the White House on Feb. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (CNSNews.com)- Seventy-two percent of American adults and 56 percent of self-professed Democrats say that the provision in the health-care law signed by President Barack Obama that requires individuals to purchase health insurance or pay a fine is unconstitutional, says the Gallup Poll. In March, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear cases...
  • Baptist college files suit against contraceptive/abortion mandate

    02/23/2012 7:24:16 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 13 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Feb 22, 2012 | Michael Foust
    PINEVILLE, La. (BP) -- A Baptist college has joined the list of schools and universities suing the federal government in opposition to the Obama administration's contraceptive/abortion mandate, making it clear the issue is not simply a Catholic one. Louisiana College -- affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention -- filed suit Monday (Feb. 20) in federal court, saying the mandate violates the U.S. Constitution by, among other things, entangling the government in religious matters and forcing the college to violate its "sincerely held religious beliefs regarding abortion." The convention is part of the Southern Baptist Convention. "The time for silence is...
  • The Left's Hatred of Religion

    02/19/2012 1:54:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 106 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2012 | T.R. Clancy
    ...JoanWalsh at Salon writes that she was raised Catholic, but has since turned into "a secularfeministliberaldemocrat." Last Friday evening, when Obama's supporters were still clinging to their belief that his announcement of a compromise would steal all the wind out of the bishops' sails, she asked this: Why did we spend 10 days listening to prominent Catholics, including even some liberals and Democrats, insist that the White House had overreached and trampled on "religious freedom" - in this case, the "freedom" of the Catholic hierarchy to impose rules that even most Catholics don't live by? ("Catholic tribalism and the contraceptive...
  • Conservatives Lose on Health Care Mandate

    02/17/2012 7:56:25 AM PST · by WPaCon · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/17/2012 | Jason Pappas
    The recent Obama mandate for universal birth control gave the Republicans an opportunity to fight for individual liberty -- and they missed it by a mile. Instead of attacking government-imposed health care as a violation of liberty, they only selected a minute fraction of the leviathan and subjected it to very narrow criteria. This was an opportunity to aim for the heart of ObamaCare, but critics asked for only a minor adjustment -- and that's all they got. Government-mandated health care violates individual rights. The objection of Catholics to the funding of contraceptives is just one example of forcing people...
  • EWTN Sues U.S. Government To Stop Contraception Mandate

    02/09/2012 12:17:58 PM PST · by mware · 23 replies
    EWTN ^ | Feb.09 2012
    EWTN Sues U.S. Government To Stop Contraception Mandate Network Asks Court to Stop Order to Pay for Immoral Services Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN Global Catholic Network filed a lawsuit February 9 in U.S. District Court in Birmingham, Alabama against the Department of Health & Human Services, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other government agencies seeking to stop the imposition of the contraception mandate as well as asking the court for a declaratory judgment that the mandate is unconstitutional. EWTN is the first Catholic organization to file suit since the final HHS rules were published by the Obama administration on...
  • BREAKING: EWTN files lawsuit against Obama mandate [Religious network sues Obama]

    02/09/2012 10:33:57 AM PST · by topher · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | February 9, 2012 | by Kathleen Gilbert
    HANCEVILLE, Alabama, February 9, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Lawyers for the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) say that the broadcasting network has taken the Obama administration to court over a mandate forcing Catholic employers to pay for birth control, sterilization, and abortifacient drugs. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty announced that it had filed suit Thursday morning on behalf of EWTN, considered the largest religious media network in the world. “The federal government cannot force people to violate their religion like this,” said Mark Rienzi, Senior Counsel at the Becket Fund and a constitutional law professor at the Catholic University of...
  • Morning Bell: Obamacare Awakens a Sleeping Giant

    02/07/2012 3:21:16 PM PST · by NYer · 37 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | February 7, 2012 | Mike Brownfield
    It is a rare moment indeed when faith denominations of all stripes unite together in common cause, and it is rarer still when that cause is a political one, with a sole piece of legislation as its principal target. But when that law eviscerates the very foundation of religious liberty in America as protected under the First Amendment, it should not be surprising that Catholics and Jews, evangelical Christians, and mainline Lutherans alike find common cause in defense of their liberties.Such is the case with the firestorm of opposition to Obamacare and the Obama Administration’s attack on religious liberty. Under...
  • Dem Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper: I Wouldn't Have Voted for Obamacare If I'd Known About HHS Regulation

    02/07/2012 11:14:39 AM PST · by Lmo56 · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/7/12 | John McCormack
    Former Democratic congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper, a Catholic from Erie, Pennsylvania, cast a crucial vote in favor of Obamacare in 2010. She lost her seat that November in part because of her controversial support of Obamacare. But Dahlkemper said recently that she would have never voted for the health care bill had she known that the Department of Health and Human Services would require all private insurers, including Catholic charities and hospitals, to provide free coverage of contraception, sterilization procedures, and the "week-after" pill "ella" that can induce early abortions.