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  • Californians Rally for Single-Payer Health Care System

    02/24/2017 7:57:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 23, 2017 | Eric Scheiner
    KTXL reports that a rally was held in Sacramento, California Wednesday by proponents of a bill that would create a one payer health care system. Participants included health care unions and patients. Dr. Paul Song told KTXL, “If we make the system more efficient by having one payer, we can save billions of billions of dollars a year. Plus, we don’t really need to put any more money in - the money is there.” Bill co-author Senator Toni Atkins of San Diego says Californians shouldn’t have Washington dictate how healthcare is provided to its citizens. She tells KTXL, now that Californians...
  • My Revised Health Care Coverage Proposal

    01/25/2017 1:52:13 PM PST · by Brian Griffin · 6 replies
    Brian Griffin | Brian Griffin
    Be gentle, this is a draft put out for the purposes of: a. letting you find errors and suggest corrections and b. providing Republican lawmakers with a coverage-expanding plan that keeps costs down SUBSIDIES [The Founding Fathers would be astonished at the mere thought of federal health care/product coverage subsidies, but federal patent exclusivity and state law crimping of provider supply and (drug coverage) mandates have made the cost of drugs and medical care very expensive.] Only coverage for US citizens may be subsidized. Drug coverage and healthcare service coverage would have separate subsidies. [Having drug-only coverage plans allows hospital...
  • What Comes After Repeal? How to Fix American Health Care, Part 2

    01/16/2017 8:57:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 13, 2017 | Jim DeMint
    Thursday, I laid out the case for why Obamacare should be repealed, instead of propped up and tinkered on by additional top-down, boardroom thinking. Its clear that whatever replaces Obamacare must focus on quality and incremental local solutions, not one-size-fits-all government mandates.In this respect, the federal governments biggest task for replacing Obamacare is to get out of the way and let state policymakers and health care providers innovate.First off, lets get clear what Americans want: Theyd like many choices of affordable health insurance plans that allow them to choose their doctors. They want to buy a plan when they are...
  • The Origin of House of Representatives v. Burwell

    09/25/2016 4:29:40 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 3 replies ^ | 9/23/2016 | Josh Blackman
    In House of Representatives v. Burwell, the House challenged the legality of subsidies the Obama administration paid to insurers. Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled that the House as an institution had standing, and that the payments were made without an appropriation. Currently, the case is on appeal to the D.C. Circuit. While the litigation has had an unexpected success in the courts, its origin was rocky. As I discuss in Chapter 23 of Unraveled, one of the most difficult aspects the case was finding an attorney to take itor more precisely, an attorney whose law firm would allow him keep the...
  • Hospitals Cutting Jobs While Obama Continues to Throw Away Billions to This Industry

    03/01/2016 6:48:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies ^ | March 1, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. Barack Obama began peddling his national healthcare system. On more than one occasion, he pointed to Canada and the United Kingdom as examples of a workable national healthcare system. When I first heard him point to them, I instantly thought of Rachel, a work acquaintance who lived and worked in the United Kingdom. She was experiencing abdominal pains and having problems eating for months before Englands National Health Service doctors finally diagnosed the problem to be her gall bladder. The doctor said it needed to be removed. However, from the time they wrote the...
  • U.S. top court rejects new challenge to Obamacare

    01/19/2016 7:39:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 19, 2016 | Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court, which delivered major rulings in 2012 and 2015 preserving President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, on Tuesday declined to take up a new, long-shot challenge to Obamacare brought by an Iowa artist. The court turned away an appeal by Matt Sissel, who had asserted that the 2010 Affordable Care Act violated the U.S. Constitution's requirement that revenue-raising legislation must originate in the House of Representatives, not in the Senate, as the healthcare law did.
  • President Obama Signs Another Bill Repealing Part of His Health Care Law

    10/10/2015 10:30:30 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 13 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Cory Fritz
    The presidents health care law is unworkable, and he knows it. Thats why, on Wednesday, he was forced to sign the PACE Act to protect millions of small business workers from higher costs and coverage disruptions under ObamaCare. Our goal remains to repeal and defund all of ObamaCare as weve voted a number of times to do and until then we will continue to do everything in our power to protect Americans from the laws disastrous impact on jobs, the economy, and hard-working families. Since 2011, the president has now signed at least 10 House bills that dismantle,...
  • D.C. Circuit wont rehear origination clause suit against Obamacare

    08/07/2015 9:51:13 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 7, 2015 | Tom Howell Jr.
    A federal appeals court on Friday said it will not reconsider a 2014 ruling that held Obamacare didnt violate the Constitutions origination clause requiring the House to kickstart revenue-raising bills, despite the laws tax on people who do not obtain health insurance. The issue split the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, however, and attorneys driving the challenge say theyll fight on.
  • As King v. Burwell Looms, Florida GOP Congressmen Push Alternatives to Obamacare

    06/20/2015 1:38:27 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | June 19, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to rule next week on King v. Burwell, two Florida Republicans promoted alternatives to President Barack Obamas federal health-care law this week. US. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., introduced the Free Market Health-care Restoration and Coverage Act of 2015 on Thursday which repeals Obamas heath-care law while keeping subsidies until 2017. "With the King v. Burwell ruling quickly approaching, I introduced legislation that would allow my constituents and Americans across the country to keep their premiums while House Republicans work on a real and permanent solution," Diaz-Balart said.
  • Obama's 'King v. Burwell' Speech Displayed The Very Ideological Fervor That Led Him To Break The Law

    06/18/2015 9:01:41 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 9, 2015 | Michael F. Cannon
    In a case called King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court will soon decide whether it agrees with two lower courts that President Obama is breaking the law by subjecting 57 million employers and individuals to illegal taxes, and spending the illegal proceeds to hide the cost of coverage from 6.5 million enrollees. Today the president delivered a speech designed to cow the Supremes into turning a blind eye to the law. Instead, he offered what for some is the missing piece of the King v. Burwell puzzle. He displayed the very ideological fervor that leads powerful people to break...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Doctors quitting under weight of electronic data requirements

    05/29/2015 11:42:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    GazetteXtra ^ | May 28, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- About a decade ago, a doctor friend was lamenting the increasingly frustrating conditions of clinical practice.
  • Ky hospitals: Obamacare forcing cuts, layoffs

    05/12/2015 7:13:31 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    May 11, 2015 | Laura Ungar
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  • End The Personal Bribes Members Of Congress Are Getting Not To Reopen ObamaCare

    04/24/2015 9:00:42 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Cannon
    The U.S. Constitution vests the legislative, executive, and judicial powers in separate branches of the government that are supposed to police each other. But what if one of those branches violates the law in a manner that personally benefits the members of another branch? Thats what has been happening since the day ObamaCare became law in 2010. For more than five years, the executive branch has been issuing illegal subsidies that personally benefit the most powerful interest group in the nations capital: members of Congress and their staffs. When congressional Democrats passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA),...
  • Michael F. Cannon lecture King v. Burwell: Can the President Rewrite the ACA Without Congress?

    04/07/2015 12:22:14 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Cato ^ | Mar 30, 2015 | Michael F. Cannon
    Full title: Michael F. Cannon gives a lecture on the topic of, King v. Burwell: Can the President Rewrite the ACA Without Congress?, at an event hosted by The Show-Me Institute Video at link
  • 17 Errors & Omissions in Vox's Otherwise Excellent History of King v. Burwell

    03/03/2015 11:03:33 AM PST · by Ray76 · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | Mar 2, 2015 | Michael Cannon
    This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, one of four legal challenges to an IRS regulation that purports to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but in fact vastly expands the IRSs powers beyond the limits imposed by the Act. Just in time for oral arguments before the Court, Voxs Sarah Kliff has produced what I think may be the best history of King v. Burwell and related cases Ive seen. Still, there are a few important errors and omissions.... Kliff reports that all congressional staff involved with the drafting of the...
  • Jonathan Gruber in 2013: States Without Exchanges Will Cost Residents

    03/02/2015 7:24:44 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies ^ | 03/02/2015 | John Sexton
    Most observers of the legal battle over Obamacares subsidies are now familiar with the two clips (one video and one audio) in which economist Jonathan Gruber takes the plaintiffs side, saying only states which set up an exchange will receive subsidies. But a third example of Gruber saying much the same thing has, so far, received very little attention.
  • King v. Burwell: In 2013, Nelson Admitted He Didn't Know If ACA Offered Subsidies In Fed. Exchanges

    02/10/2015 7:35:52 PM PST · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb 10, 2015 | Michael Cannon
    The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell claim the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act only offers premium subsidies, as the statute says, through an Exchange established by the State. Members of Congress who voted for the PPACA most recently Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and former Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) now swear it was never their intent to condition Exchange subsidies on state cooperation. Ironically, Caseys and Nelsons decision to wade into the King debate demonstrates why, when a statute is clear, courts traditionally assign no weight to what members of Congress claim they intended a law to say...
  • Burwell Stonewalls; Doesn't Address Risks For Obamacare Enrollees If Court Rules Against Her

    02/07/2015 5:18:01 PM PST · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb 4, 2015 | Michael Cannon
    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell is the lead defendant in King v. Burwell, in which the plaintiffs claim the Obama administration is taxing millions of employers and individuals and subsidizing millions of enrollees contrary to the plain language of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a., ObamaCare). The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case on March 4, and will likely rule by late June. If the Court rules against Burwell, 57 million individuals and employers will be freed from those illegal taxes and maybe 4 million enrollees will lose subsidies that the...
  • Mr. President, Tell Enrollees About King v. Burwell And The Risks To Their Coverage

    01/20/2015 6:47:44 PM PST · by Ray76
    Forbes ^ | Jan 20, 2015 | Michael F. Cannon
    Tonight, President Obama will deliver his annual State of the Union address to Congress. He will no doubt boast that his administration has enrolled 6.8 million individuals in ObamaCare plans in the 37 states with federal Exchanges i.e., through and a couple million more in the few states that established their own Exchanges. The State of the Union would also be a good time for the president to be honest with those enrollees, especially the roughly 6 million of them who are purchasing coverage with the help of federal subsidies, about the risks to which he...
  • Harvard Study Of CBO Reports Says Nothing New Or Interesting About King v. Burwell

    01/19/2015 3:46:58 PM PST · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | Michael F. Cannon
    Voxs Sarah Kliff reports that Harvard Universitys Theda Skocpol has produced a study purporting to show Congress intended for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to authorize health-insurance subsdies through Exchanges established by the federal government even though the statute expressly and repeatedly says those subsidies are available only through an Exchange established by the State. Whether the PPACA authorizes those subsidies in the 36 states with federal Exchanges is the question presented in King v. Burwell. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King on March 4, with a ruling expected by June. Unfortunately for the...