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House GOP Sets Congress on Path Toward Obamacare Repeal

What I love about this is that they are repealing Obamacare while Obama is still in office. It’s like amputating a leg without giving anesthesia.

From the Washington Examiner:

Congress has officially taken the first step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act after the House voted to approve a budget resolution that directs committees to start crafting legislation to repeal the law.

The House voted 227-198 Friday to approve the resolution a day after the Senate voted 51-48 to clear it. Nine conservative House Republicans voted against the measure: Justin Amash of Michigan, Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Walter Jones of North Carolina, John Katko of New York, Raul Labrador of Idaho, Tom MacArthur of New Jersey, Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Tom McClintock of California.

The resolution, which is nonbinding, sets budgetary and spending levels for Obamacare. It will act as a vehicle for Republicans to craft legislation that would gut Obamacare via the reconciliation process.

Trump to Unravel Obamacare with a Pen and a Phone

There’s a downside to ruling by fiat. A new guy might come in and undo your fiats. From the Washington Examiner: President-elect Trump will use executive orders to unravel parts of Obamacare as Congress works to repeal the law, according to Republicans who met Wednesday morning with Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Pence and Trump aides,… Continue Reading

Conservatives to propose Obamacare replacement

The Republican Study Committee, led by Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina, is proposing to replace President Obama’s healthcare law with a system where people can get tax deductions to help buy coverage on their own instead of through an employer, the Washington Examiner reports. The plan, dubbed The American Health Care Reform Act, closely… Continue Reading

Obama to Plot with Dems on Ways to Maintain Obamacare

Republicans will have to take no prisoners. This is Obama’s legacy, and Dems will fight to preserve it. From the Washington Examiner: President Obama will meet with congressional Democrats next week to discuss efforts to preserve portions of his signature healthcare law despite the incoming administration’s promise to repeal it. House and Senate Democrats will… Continue Reading

Video || Obama’s Wrong, the Obamacare Gloom Forecasts Came True

A great video compiled by the Washington Free Beacon refuting Obama’s claim in Miami last week that none of the Republicans’ dire warnings about Obamacare had come true. “None of what they’ve said has happened,” Obama said. “So now, after 60 votes to repeal this thing that haven’t succeeded, now Trump said we got to… Continue Reading

Obamacare Premiums to Rise 25 Percent Next Year

Premiums for those by buying insurance under the AFFORDABLE Care Act will go up on average by 25 percent, according to the Associated Press. Meantime, about twenty-five percent will be down to just a single insurer to choose from as carriers such as UnitedHealth Group, Humana and Aetna flee the money-losing Obamacare scheme. We passed the… Continue Reading

Clinton Will Finish the March Toward Socialized Medicine

With her embrace of the “public option” for Obamacare, Hillary Clinton has signaled that her election will complete the long-sought Democratic holy grail: fully-socialized, government-run health care. The consequences cannot be understated. Americans will be taxed to pay for faulty care, and thousands or millions will die unnecessarily as a result. Meantime, the rich will… Continue Reading

Top Texas Insurer Seeks 60 Percent Obamacare Rate Hike

From the Washington Examiner: The largest health insurer in Texas wants to hike premiums for Obamacare plans by nearly 60 percent, the latest evidence that consumers may see steep cost increases this year under President Obama’s healthcare law. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas has requested hikes it says could affect nearly 603,000 Texans buying… Continue Reading

House Wins Obamacare Lawsuit

From the Washington Examiner: In a major victory for Republicans, a federal judge ruled that the Obama administration didn’t fund Obamacare’s subsidies properly. The judge said Thursday that the subsidy program will remain in place pending an appeal. The win means that potentially millions of people could lose tax credits intended to help them pay… Continue Reading

Obamacare’s October Surprise for Democrats

Guess what? Health insurance rates are going up, possibly by double digits, just weeks before Election Day. From Politico: The last thing Democrats want to contend with just a week before the 2016 presidential election is an outcry over double-digit insurance hikes as millions of Americans begin signing up for Obamacare. But that looks increasingly likely… Continue Reading