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    Obamacare's Secret Is Out

    Timing is everything. And just as Congress’s focus seems to be drifting from Obamacare’s ravages on the economy, Americans are learning the reason this law’s implementation was postponed until after the presidential election. That reason is becoming clear as person after person opens the mail. Insurance costs are going up. … More

    Proof of President Obama's Broken Health Care Promise in One Picture

    Remember when President Obama promised Obamacare would let us Americans keep our current health care plan if we liked it? If you don’t, fast forward this video to about 00:43 and you’ll see him make the pledge. That was in 2009, before the government takeover of health care. Now just … More

    A Letter to President Obama

    Dear Mr. President: As the temporary slowdown in government operations enters its second week, I write to explain why conservatives have insisted on making the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act the prime source of contention. Speaking for our organization, I can tell you we’re in this fight because of … More

    RSC Health Care Reform: Another Step in the Right Direction

    The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has released its proposal to reform the health care system. The American Health Care Reform Act highlights that there is a better way to address the challenges in American health care. The plan recommends a variety of key policy changes. Some are right on target, … More

    Obamacare: The Doctor Won't See You Now

    The New York Times (NYT) has a must-read article this morning making a point that we’ve previously emphasized—that Obamacare’s insurance “coverage” may not really be coverage at all, as restrictive doctor networks and low reimbursement rates will limit access to care: Federal officials often say that health insurance will cost … More

    Obamacare Number of the Day: $621,000,000,000

    People worried about Obamacare’s impact on the American health care system should remember one key number: $621 billion. That’s the amount that non-partisan actuaries at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said Obamacare would increase national health spending over the next 10 years, in a report released yesterday. … More

    Morning Bell: 5 Ways Obama Has Trampled the Constitution

    Today, the Constitution turns 226 years old. Let’s not forget it states that the President “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” The Obama Administration has done the opposite, turning the law on its head and ignoring constitutional limitations on its power. >>> Read the Constitution now Here … More

    Morning Bell: Will Unions Want to Repeal Obamacare?

    In a typical Friday afternoon “news dump,” the Treasury Department announced it could not grant unions’ request for another special Obamacare break. This time, unions had lobbied the Administration to let union-run, multi-employer plans receive taxpayer-funded insurance subsidies on the new exchanges. These subsidies would be in addition to the … More

    A Real Vote to Defund Obamacare

    One of the disillusioning facts about Washington is that Congress can vote on something and that vote won’t mean a thing. It would seem that a congressional vote should be a meaningful occasion, with Members weighing the costs and benefits of voting for the particular measure at hand. Unfortunately, political … More

    Obamacare and Trader Joe's: The Unique Grocery Experience, with Not-So-Unique Problems

    Trader Joe’s grocery store is known for its affordable prices, unique food, and friendly staff — a grocery experience. But thanks to changes in employee health benefits, the joyful atmosphere could be in jeopardy. For years, Trader Joe’s has offered health care coverage to its part-time employees at reasonable prices. But … More