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  • Trump can alter the Employer Mandate in ObamaCare by Executive Order

    08/01/2017 10:26:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/01/17 | Steve Bartin
    So, just by changing back the definition of what constitutes full time employment, President Trump can essentially eradicate, as in destroy, the employer mandate portion of ObamaCare --and there's not much Congress can do about it. Unlike Republican members of Congress, Trump can use his pen to fundamentally transform ObamaCare. The Affordable Health Care for America Act (ObamaCare) forces businesses to provide health insurance largely via the employer mandate. The Obama regime had the IRS define a full time employee as follows:
  • Trump studying executive action on healthcare, senator Rand Paul says

    07/31/2017 3:28:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 31, 2017 | Amanda Becker and David Alexander
    U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he spoke to President Donald Trump by phone about healthcare reform on Monday and told the president he thought Trump had the authority to create associations that would allow organizations to offer group health insurance plans. Paul, a Republican, told reporters that Trump was considering taking some form of executive action to address problems with the healthcare system after the Senate failed last week to pass a measure to reform the system.....
  • Trump Asks Why Congress, Insurance Companies Are Exempt from Obamacare Failings

    07/31/2017 10:33:04 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 31 Jul 2017 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump took to Twitter Monday to ask why insurance companies and Congress are not being hurt by the failings of Obamacare just as the American people are being hit. Trump started the day by noting that the unpopular healthcare law is “hurting people” and asked why it isn’t also hurting insurance companies, and also why Congress is exempt. Trump had previously threatened to end what he called “bailouts” for insurance companies and Congress after the failing of the GOP-led Senate to pass either a healthcare reform bill, a flat-out Obamacare repeal, or a so-called “skinny repeal” of Obamacare. The...
  • President Trump Warns He'll Cut Congress'Health Care If They Dont Take Care Of The American People

    07/30/2017 6:00:40 PM PDT · by davikkm · 55 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Politicians on Capitol Hill are learning what businessmen around this country already know: don’t cross Donald Trump. This is the kind of President the American people have hungered for. When a group of Republican senators joined Democrats in defeating Trump’s goal to repeal Obamacare, they messed up royally. Now they are dealing with the wrath of President Trump. You’re talking about a president who doesn’t care about political or mainstream media wars, as long as he gets the job done. Trump is not playing the typical game of politics, at least not by the same rules as the Republican and...
  • Trump threatens to end ObamaCare payments unless repeal passes

    07/29/2017 4:18:06 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 10 replies
    the hill ^ | 7.29.17 | julia manchester
    President Trump on Saturday threatened to end key payments to insurance companies made under Obamacare if a repeal and replace bill is not passed.
  • Trump threatens to end ObamaCare payments unless repeal passes

    07/29/2017 2:57:33 PM PDT · by Hadean · 64 replies
    MSN.com ^ | July 29, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    President Trump on Saturday threatened to end key payments to insurance companies made under Obamacare if a repeal and replace bill is not passed. "After seven years of 'talking' Repeal & Replace, the people of our great country are still being forced to live with imploding ObamaCare!" the president wrote in a tweet. "If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!" he added. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) fired back Saturday, saying Trump should "stop playing politics with people's lives and health care, start leading, and finally begin...
  • Donald Trump Threatens to Cancel Some Health-Care Benefits for Lawmakers

    07/29/2017 12:45:14 PM PDT · by McGruff · 75 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 29, 2017 | Louise Radnofsky
    President Donald Trump made one of his most explicit threats to cut off payments to insurance companies to force senators and lobbyists back to the bargaining table for a GOP health-care bill, and saying, for the first time, that he was also willing to cancel some of lawmakers’ health-care benefits. “If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!” Mr. Trump tweeted Saturday. For months, Mr. Trump has threatened to stop reimbursements to insurance companies—a part of the ACA—but his administration has always paid them in...
  • ...BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies & BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon! (trc)

    07/29/2017 11:01:21 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | July 29, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!
  • How Trump can win the ObamaCare fight: End the "friends and cronies" exemption for Congress

    07/28/2017 7:24:11 AM PDT · by thouworm · 79 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | July 28, 2017 | John Fund
    If President Trump wants to fulfill his repeated promise to end ObamaCare, his best course of action is a radical change in tactics that would hit members of Congress where it hurts – in their wallets.... With a mere stroke of his pen, President Trump could end the exemption that President Obama gave members of Congress and their staffs that makes them the only participants in the ObamaCare exchanges to receive generous subsidies from their employer (the American people) to pay for their health insurance. Nothing would better focus Congress’ attention on changing ObamaCare than being trapped in it just...
  • Judicial Watch Asks Trump Administration to End Congressional Obamacare Exemption

    07/22/2017 11:53:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | JUNE 23, 2017
    Judicial Watch requested the Trump administration stop members of Congress and their staff from unlawfully purchasing, with taxpayer subsidies, health insurance through the District of Columbia’s small business exchange. ... Because the ACA limits the purchase of insurance on a small business exchange to employees of small businesses – and Congress is not a small business – the ACA unequivocally requires that certain members of Congress and congressional employees purchase insurance on an individual exchange created either by their state of residence (or by the District, if they are a D.C. resident) or by the federal government for that state....
  • How does Obamacare treat an 80 year old w/brain cancer?

    07/20/2017 7:04:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 70 replies
    7/20/17 | sff
    Fellow FREEPers, I am NOT trying to be morbid or tactless, but given the recent development with Senator McCain, I want to RESPECTFULLY ask the question. We recall how, on national TV, Obama told a woman whose mother had a terminal condition that might be treated she would probably get a painkiller: http://hotair.com/archives/2009/07/21/video-let-them-eat-painkillers/ So, with this fresh sad case in mind, does any enterprising REAL NEWS people to find out how OBAMACARE treats someone with Senator McCain's sickness.
  • Why Republicans Exempted Their Own Insurance From Obamacare Rollback

    07/14/2017 4:58:50 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 29 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 7/14/2017 | Niels Lesniewski
    Senate budget rules are giving opponents of the rollback of the 2010 health care law an easy way to attack Republicans for hypocrisy. Senate GOP may not really want to immunize their own member and staff health plans from their health care policy changes, but because they are seeking to bring their bill to the floor under the expedited budget reconciliation process, they have little choice. Sen. Ted Cruz has already unveiled a fix to nullify the exemption, but that bill would take 60 votes to overcome any filibuster attempts. “While this exemption was included in the Senate health care...
  • A winning issue for Republicans: back repealing Congress’ Obamacare exemption

    10/20/2015 2:00:45 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 5 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/19/15 | Kellyanne Conway and Heather R. Higgins
    With so much time spent and ink spilled over who will carry the banner for the GOP both in the presidential campaign and now for new House speaker, perhaps the real question is not who, but what is a winner. Some new survey data suggests an unorthodox issue might help Republicans attract voters who have been elusive to the center-right, and help the party re-establish its law-abiding, anti-crony moorings with its base. Would you agree that women, young people, liberals and minorities have cost the GOP elections? Wouldn’t it be worth noting an issue that has more than 70 percent...
  • October 26, 2011: Who Coined 'Obamacare'? (Free Republic mentioned)

    12/01/2013 7:29:09 PM PST · by South40 · 97 replies
    The Wire.com ^ | October 26, 2011 | ELSPETH REEVE
    House Democrats are blocking their Republican colleagues from using Obamacare in letters mailed on the taxpayer's dime to voters, but who made up the term in the first place? Lots of people are asking this question, getting answers like "Certainly a republican, potentially Glenn Beck" and "I am about 80% sure it was Rush Limbaugh" and "Hillary Clinton's campaign coined Obamacare." Iowa Rep. Steve King claimed President Obama himself made it up. Free Republic posters want to claim credit. Lots of liberals suspect an insidious plot by Fox News. But the answer appears to be: a lobbyist.
  • UK Hospitals Paid To Put Patients on Death “Pathway”

    11/02/2012 11:56:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/1/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    Death panels on the march!  The Telegraph is reporting that UK hospitals are paid to put patients on the Liverpool Death Care Pathway. (The Pathway is supposed to sedate patients whose pain cannot otherwise be controlled. But serious charges have been made that it is actually sometimes used when not needed medically, in other words, as backdoor euthanasia, including of the non terminally ill.) From the story: Almost two thirds of NHS trusts using the Liverpool Care Pathway have received payouts totalling millions of pounds for hitting targets related to its use, research for The Daily Telegraph shows. The majority of NHS hospitals in...
  • Graham Continues Push for Repeal and Replace of Obamacare

    WASHINGTON - Continuing his commitment to the repeal and replace of Obamacare, United States Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has introduced legislation to repeal another major provision of the recently-passed health care law - the Community Living Assistance Services and Support (CLASS) Act. "The CLASS Act is a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff blush," said Graham. "It's billed as an insurance program for long-term care, but really it's just a huge and very costly government accounting trick." Graham said: * Under the CLASS Act, the government can begin collecting long-term care ‘insurance' premiums in 2011. * The CLASS...
  • The Pledge To Repeal ObamaCare

    09/23/2010 8:22:31 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 3 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 09-22-10 | J. D. Longstreet
    Will Republicans take the pledge? I mean the Pledge to repeal ObamaCare. The Independent Women’s Voice is promoting the pledge. They are asking members of Congress and candidates for Congress to sign the pledge. So, who, or what, is the Independent Women’s Voice? According to their website: “The Independent Women’s Voice is a 501(c)(4) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization for mainstream women, men and families. IWV is the sister organization of the Independent Women’s Forum. Like IWF, IWV is dedicated to promoting limited government, free markets, and personal responsibility. IWV believes that too often the media assumes that all women are represented...