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  • Obamacare’s rising costs out of reach for many

    01/29/2016 7:21:04 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 40 replies ^ | JAN. 28, 2016 | Sharyl Attkisson
    President Obama says that most Americans can find a health insurance option for $75 or less per month. Independent analyses for 2016 are painting a much more difficult picture for the average consumer. The average “Silver” plan premium (that most people have) costs about $300 a month. That’s not the biggest problem, according to analysts. For many, their health insurance has dramatically changed under Obamacare. Deductibles and out of pocket expenses are higher, so many of their medical expenses are no longer covered. Some consumers who say they had good, affordable plans prior to the Affordable Care Act say they...
  • Boehner: I Was Pushedinto this Fight to Defund Obamacare; It Wasnt My Idea

    12/13/2013 9:15:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 104 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2013 - 11:32 AM | Craig Bannister
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) says he was pushedinto this fight to defund Obamacare and that those who pushed him never really thought it would work. In his weekly press conference yesterday, Rep. Boehner said defunding Obamacare wasnt his idea, but that of conservative groupsand he doesnt care what they do next.
  • GOP Surrenders on Budget Deal (Funds ObamaCare for 2 years; McConnell silent...)

    12/11/2013 1:20:43 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | 11/11/13 | Senate Conservatives Fund
    The budget agreement announced yesterday increases spending, raises taxes, and funds Obamacare for two years. It has the support of President Obama, Harry Reid, and countless Democrats in Washington. What is Mitch McConnell doing to stop it? Nothing. In fact, McConnell was completely silent on the deal yesterday. Mitch McConnell may vote against the deal so he can pretend to be a conservative, but don't be fooled. He wants the deal to pass. He made it clear that he won't fight the Democrats on spending and he forced his party to surrender. It's so disappointing because now is the perfect...
  • The Cure for Obamacare: The Widely Accepted Alternative and a New Idea to Go with It

    11/18/2013 8:16:06 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Hugh ^ | November18,2013 | Clark S. Judge
    At a luncheon in Washington last week, I stumbled across something new in the Obamacare debate. Most of the attendees were reporters. The inevitable question came up: If not Obamacare, what? And when a Republican ran through an answer (equalizing tax treatment of insurance bought through employers and individually; allowing insurance policies approved in one state to be sold in all; HSAs and high deductible plans; medical liability reform), the reception was attentive, not dismissive. In other words, Washington is starting to take seriously the prospect of repeal and replace. An effective reform package will have more items in it...
  • is now at 2.1 million!

    11/03/2013 7:56:38 PM PST · by gasport · 3 replies is now at 2.1 million!
  • Internal Cruz memo argues defund Obamacare effort produced tangible results

    10/22/2013 11:18:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies ^ | 10/22/13 | Alex Pappas
    Ted Cruzs office has written a memo that takes aim at the establishment politicians and members of the pundit class that continue to second-guess efforts to defund Obamacare and blame the Texas senator for the government shutdown. The defund plan produced tangible results that create both immediate and long-term benefits for the country and the conservative cause, the memo, which has been circulated in political circles and obtained by The Daily Caller, argues. Here is the Cruz argument about why the defunding Obamacare effort was worth it: First, it intensified the nations focus on Obamacare. Second, it energized Americans by...
  • Save the Knives for ObamaCare: Four Ways to Actually Defund the ACA

    10/20/2013 11:18:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | October 20, 2013 | Michael F. Cannon
    So, a band of tea-party Republicans led by Senators Ted Cruz (TX) and Mike Lee (UT) and backed by groups like FreedomWorks, Heritage Action, and Club for Growth pushed a risky strategy to defund ObamaCare that led to a partial government shutdown. As a logical matter, President Obama and Senate Democrats were equally culpable for the shutdown; they could have avoided it by approving one of the House-passed bills that funded the government while amending the presidents health care law. But that was unlikely. The media and public saw the GOP as more culpable, and the GOP...
  • Update: "The Vets Have Control of the Memorial"

    10/01/2013 10:10:31 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 254 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 10/1/13 | Ace
    At the WWII Memorial on the National Mall: No sign of folks leaving. The vets have control of the memorial. #shutdown Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) October 1, 2013 So, the WWII memorial is open today... Park police letting everyone by right now. #shutdown Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) October 1, 2013 No attempt to stop any WWII visitors right now. Maybe after the congressmen leave ... #shutdown Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) October 1, 2013 As noted in the last post, Congressman Steve King "distracted" the Capitol Park Police while the veterans, per their training, rushed over...

    09/28/2013 10:26:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 368 replies
    Drudge ^ | 9-28-2013 | Drudge Report
  • New House GOP bill delays health law by 1 year

    09/28/2013 11:36:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 98 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2013 1:44 PM EDT | Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor
    House Republicans on Saturday pushed the government to the edge of a partial shutdown next week, insisting that President Barack Obamas health care law be delayed a year in defiance of White House and the Democratic-controlled Senate. They rejected a Senate bill passed Friday that would keep the government operating another 45 days and make no changes to the health law. Instead, House Republicans prepared to pass their own version Saturday and throw the issue back to the Senate, which is not scheduled to return until Monday afternoon, 10 hours before the shutdown deadline. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,...
  • How to Constitutionally Fund the Government: Its the Houses prerogative to supply funds, or not...

    09/28/2013 1:37:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 62 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 28, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Its the Houses prerogative to supply funds, or not, for Obamacare.Republican leaders are right: There was a flaw in Ted Cruzs plan to defund Obamacare: He took Republican leaders seriously. Senator Cruz, along with Senator Mike Lee and House conservatives, devised a strategy to forestall the unpopular socialized-medicine scheme that Democrats unilaterally rammed through Congress in 2010. They would starve it of funds, not unlike the way Democrats and Republicans have slashed funds for fence construction along the Mexican border, even though the fence has been the law of the land for seven years. The Obamacare defunding strategy, though, depended...
  • Shut. It. Down.

    09/28/2013 5:23:58 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 48 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 9-28-13 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    House Republicans will vote to pass a one-year delay of Obamacare in exchange for funding the government, a plan that drastically increases the chances of a government shutdown this Tuesday. The decision was announced by the GOP leadership in a closed meeting Saturday afternoon, according to sources present. Republicans will also pass a separate bill to fund U.S. troops if the government shuts down, GOP lawmakers said. The Houses funding measure will keep the government open until mid-December. Additionally, Republicans will adopt a conscience clause that delays until 2015 an Obamacare requirement that employers cover birth control as part of...
  • It Doesn't Matter If the Obamacare Defunding Gambit Fails

    09/27/2013 6:07:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 27, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    The current campaign to deprive President Obama's health care leviathan of the life-sustaining tax dollars it needs for full bureaucratic metastasis is what left-wingers call a consciousness-raising exercise. It matters next to nothing if current Republican efforts succeed in immediately defunding Obamacare. That's because this is just the opening round of what promises to be a protracted struggle to restore sanity to the American health care system. A temporary defeat at one juncture on the road to repeal isn't really a defeat at all, provided that it serves a larger purpose. Obamacare, after all, wasn't enacted in a day and...
  • Sen. Charles Grassley supports Cruz plan to defund Obamacare, opposes cloture vote

    09/27/2013 7:14:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/27/13 | Seth McLaughlin
    The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Friday that he supports Sen. Ted Cruzs strategy for defunding Obamacare. Sen. Charles Grassley, Iowa Republican, said via Twitter that he will vote against a parliamentary procedure, known as cloture, that would bring an end to the debate over a House bill that would keep the government running beyond the end of the fiscal year and withhold funding for Obamacare.
  • GOPers Clash On Senate Floor Over Government Shutdown (Corker to vote with Reid on cloture)

    09/27/2013 6:22:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/27/13 | Arlette Saenz Jeff Zeleny
    -snip- Cruz turned the tables on Corker, saying the Tennessee senators vote on cloture on Friday will align with Democrats. Cloture is the procedure to bring a debate to a close, allowing a vote to take place. Why is Majority Leader Harry Reid going to vote the same way youre proposing to vote? Why is every Democrat in this chamber going to vote the way youre proposing to vote? Cruz asked.
  • Sen. Tim Scott: Why I'm saying 'no' to cloture (Video)

    09/27/2013 5:31:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/26/13 | Fox News
    South Carolina senator explains his planned vote on GOP-backed resolution that looks to defund ObamaCare, fund the government
  • Ted Cruz On Conference Call: Fellow Republicans Must Vote No On Friday Cloture Vote

    09/27/2013 4:49:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/26/13 | Jeffrey Lord
    -snip- Any Senator who votes yes (on Fridays cloture vote) is voting to give Harry Reid the power to fund Obamacare. That vote is the fight. Vote no on cloture. The Senator repeatedly called tomorrows cloture vote which would make it possible to pass funding for Obamacare Harry Reids cloture vote. Cruz was not shy in saying that all 46 Republicans were not on board and that there were some, although he named no names or numbers, who were considering voting with Reid. This is the vote that counts, he said. The cloture on the bill vote no,...
  • Sen. Toomey Issues Statement On Obamacare & CR (Vote No to Reid, McConnell, Cornyn on cloture)

    09/27/2013 4:38:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Bradford Today ^ | 9/27/13 | Bradford Today
    U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has released the following statement on Obamacare and the House-passed continuing resolution (CR) currently under consideration in the Senate: -snip- If Majority Leader Reid insists on granting himself the power to gut the House-passed bill with 51 votes, while preventing me and other Senators from even offering amendments with broad bipartisan support, I will vote against cloture on the bill.
  • Tea party blasts John Cornyn for failing to back Ted Cruz (Cornyn to vote with Reid on cloture)

    09/27/2013 4:22:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/27/13 | Todd J. Gillman
    Few senators in either party have the stomach to risk a government shutdown over demands to defund Obamacare. When the showdown heads to a vote Friday, the tally will be lopsided a sharp repudiation of Sen. Ted Cruz and the tactics he advocated during his 21-hour talkathon. For Texas senior senator, John Cornyn, refusing to join Cruzs crusade has invited the wrath of tea partiers. I assure you that I try to make the decisions I make based on the merits and not based on political risk, Cornyn said Thursday, shrugging off the potential backlash. So far, Cornyn ...

    09/26/2013 9:06:43 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 81 replies
    Breitbart/Big Government ^ | 9-26-2013 | Mike Flynn
    September 26, 2013 CRUZADE: DEFUNDING EFFORT NEARING 30 VOTES IN SENATE Mike Flynn According to sources on the Hill, there is growing support among Senate Republicans to support Sens. Cruz and Lee's efforts to scuttle Sen. Harry Reid's attempt to reinstate ObamaCare funding in the House Continuing Resolution... According to Hill sources, over 20 GOP Senators are set to buck Leadership on Friday and reject this procedural game, by voting against cloture. By some accounts, up to 30 Senators could vote against GOP Leadership, which would represent an existential crisis within the caucus. McConnell and Cornyn have publicly put their...