Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $49,316
56%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 56%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: obamacare

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 'One of the heroes of our time': Rev. Jesse Jackson defends Sen. John McCain

    08/09/2018 9:17:28 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 36 replies
    The Arizona Republic | August 9, 2018 | Ronald J. Hansen
    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2018/08/09/jesse-jackson-denounces-donald-trump-defends-sen-john-mccain/941783002/
  • Vanity: Pass a Constitutional Amendment!

    03/22/2010 6:49:38 PM PDT · by Irisshlass · 221 replies · 2,887+ views
    The Constitutional | March 22, 2009 | My Keyboard
    38 States have legislation drawn up, a couple States have already passed it to block the forced healthcare upon their states. It takes 38 states to pass a Constitutional Ammendment. And it seems that this is the key to stop these socialist communists from taking over our country once and for all.
  • Trump Is Quietly Destroying Obamacare While Helping Millions of Americans—Here’s How

    08/12/2018 10:58:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    Despite numerous promises from congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama when they passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the health care law has created far more problems than it has solved. Premiums, deductibles, and health care choices have all worsened since Obamacare went into effect, and there’s no sign America’s health insurance system will improve anytime in the near future.President Trump inherited a health insurance crisis when he took office in January 2017, so he and congressional Republican leaders immediately began to work to implement their plan to replace Obamacare with a more market-centered approach to improving the...
  • The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy

    05/10/2018 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 5/10/18 | Greenfield
    The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy Not just treasonous, stupid. May 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Quick, what’s the Dem position on Syria? What about China? Don’t bother. There was once a time when Democrats could discuss Syria, North Korea, the South China Sea, economic tensions in the European Union and the future of Africa. But that was before Trump. Democrats don’t have a foreign policy anymore. They have a Trump...
  • A US government watchdog is warning that Trump's border wall could cost billions more than he claims

    08/07/2018 10:44:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    AOL News ^ | August 7, 2018 | Sinéad Baker
    President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall between the US and Mexico could costs billions of dollars more than estimated, a new report from a government watchdog agency said on Monday. The report from the Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan group that forms part of Congress' oversight arm, said that "key information" is missing from the plans. It further concluded that the US Department of Homeland Security "faces an increased risk that the Border Wall System Program will cost more than projected, take longer than planned, or not fully perform as expected." Factors like a varying terrain and land ownership had...
  • Troy Balderson vs. Danny O’Connor: LIVE Ohio special election results

    08/07/2018 5:19:58 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 70 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | August 7, 2018 | staff
    Tonight, the Ohio special election widely seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump reaches its conclusion. Republican Troy Balderson is running with Trump’s endorsement in a district the president won by 11 points in 2016. He’s running for a seat that has been held by a Republican since 1983, but his Democratic opponent, Danny O’Connor, is running surprisingly close to him. He’s a moderate Republican who supports a pathway to citizenship for so-called “Dreamers” and wants any Obamacare replacement to include pre-existing conditions regulations. O’Connor has positioned himself as a moderate Democrat, pledging that if elected he would not...
  • Is Gov. Kasich Trying to Torpedo Ohio Congressional Candidate?

    08/07/2018 12:23:17 PM PDT · by lasereye · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Aug, 6, 2018 | PAULA BOLYARD
    Ohio Governor John Kasich appeared on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday and ignited a firestorm over the role President Trump is playing in a critical race in Ohio between Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson and Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor, a Democrat. The candidates will face off for Rep. Pat Tiberi's abandoned U.S. House seat in what is expected to be a tight contest on Tuesday. On Saturday, Trump, who had previously endorsed Balderson, attended a rally to support the candidate in Lewis Center, Ohio. "But to continue our incredible success, we must elect more Republicans and...
  • Children are being euthanized in Belgium

    08/06/2018 5:04:54 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2009 | Charles Lane
    Deliberately taking a small child’s life is unlawful everywhere in the world, even when the child is terminally ill and asks a doctor to end his or her suffering once and for all. There is an exception to this rule: Belgium. In 2014, that country amended its law on euthanasia, already one of the most permissive in the world, authorizing doctors to terminate the life of a child, at any age, who makes the request. For a year after the law passed, no one acted on it. Now, however, euthanasia for children in Belgium is no longer just a theoretical...
  • Democrats warn: We'll pull our states out of Title X

    08/01/2018 10:09:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | July 31, 2018 | DAN DIAMOND
    DEM GOVERNORS: WE'LL PULL OUT FROM TITLE X — Three Democrat-led states are threatening to pull out of the federal family planning program if the Trump administration moves forward with its proposal to prohibit abortion referrals and make other changes that would exclude abortion providers from participating. — Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee, Hawaii Gov. David Ige and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said in separate statements that if the legal battle to stop the administration's Title X changes fails, they would not be able to participate in the “unethical” Title X program. “We would be left with no choice but...
  • Study: ‘Medicare for all’ bill estimated at $32.6 trillion

    07/29/2018 10:14:27 PM PDT · by blueplum · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 29 Jul 2018 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” plan would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a study by a university-based libertarian policy center. That’s trillion with a “T.” The latest plan from the Vermont independent would require historic tax increases as government replaces what employers and consumers now pay for health care, according to the analysis being released Monday by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Virginia. It would deliver significant savings on administration and drug costs, but increased demand for care would drive up spending, the analysis found.
  • Conservatives just can't wait to cut Health Care for the poor in the name of "Less Government"

    12/07/2008 7:33:22 AM PST · by Bean Counter · 45 replies · 1,149+ views
    The columbian ^ | December 7, 2008 | John Laird
    Sunday, December 7 | 1:00 a.m. BY JOHN LAIRD, OPINION EDITOR Vancouver, Washington Let’s assume that Rush Limbaugh is right, that liberals are “invested” in a U.S. defeat in Iraq because it would accelerate their anti-military agenda. Using that same logic, conservatives are invested in the economic recession because it accelerates their reduced-government agenda. And, oh, how our governments are about to be reduced. While America’s economy is in the toilet, some conservatives are flushed with excitement over budget cuts on the horizon. Even Democrats know that now is not the time to raise taxes. That leaves politicians no choice...
  • What countries have the longest life expectancies?

    07/28/2018 9:38:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    CBS ^ | July 27, 2018 | Marina Pitofsky
    What countries have the longest life expectancies? Author: Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY Updated: 3:21 PM EDT July 27, 2018 Okinawa, Japan is often known as "the land of immortals," with hundreds of residents over 100 years old. Last year, the number of people 90 years old and above in Japan hit the two million mark. So when Chiyo Miyako died Sunday as the oldest person in the world at 117 years old, she was certainly not alone at her age in Japan. The new oldest person in the world is Kane Tanaka, a 115-year-old woman living in Fukuoka, Japan, according...
  • GOP looks to blunt Dems’ attacks on rising premiums

    07/19/2018 10:20:44 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Peter Sullivan
    House Republicans are trying to blunt Democratic attacks over rising ObamaCare premiums, an issue that’s poised to play a key role in the November midterm elections. The House is planning to vote next week on several GOP-backed health-care measures that supporters say will lower premiums, and passing them could give a boost to some vulnerable Republicans. Blaming Republicans for rising premiums is a top priority for Democrats heading into the midterms, and Republicans do not want to leave the attacks unanswered. “At least we’re taking some action, and rightfully so, because to do nothing I think is just, one, it’s...
  • Trump Plans to Undo Obama Rule Letting Unions Skim Dues

    07/16/2018 6:45:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | July 12, 2018 | Michael Tennant
    Trump Plans to Undo Obama Rule Letting Unions Skim Dues From Medicaid Payments The Trump administration is taking steps to prevent labor unions from withholding dues for home healthcare workers from their Medicaid payments, an Obama-era innovation that many observers believe is illegal. On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed undoing a 2014 rule allowing states to skim public-sector union dues from Medicaid payments to independent home healthcare providers on the theory that those providers are de facto public employees — a privilege that has netted unions anywhere from $71 million (CMS’ estimate) to $200 million...
  • Trump Hits Another Home Run With Supreme Court Pick Brett Kavanaugh

    07/14/2018 5:14:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 9, 2018 | John G. Malcolm and Elizabeth Slattery
    President Donald Trump announced on Monday night his nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, who was included in The Heritage FoundationÂ’s original list of potential Supreme Court nominees, is a very promising choice.The battle lines were already drawn before Trump made his announcement, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., declaring he would not vote for any of the individuals on TrumpÂ’s short list.Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., promised the confirmation vote would happen this fall. Now, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin the process of reviewing...
  • Is This The Answer To The Looming U.S. Healthcare Crisis?

    07/13/2018 9:58:03 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 22 replies
    Safehaven.com ^ | 07-13-2018 | Alex
    America has a big, big problem on its hands. Healthcare costs are rising at astronomical and unsustainable rates, and the country’s leader seems powerless to stem the tide. Perhaps that would not be a big problem if the economy was keeping pace. But it isn’t. In fact, growth in healthcare spending is projected to outflank economic growth by a factor of more than 2:1. The U.S. might be the largest economy in the world, but it still spends a disproportionately large amount on healthcare. In 2016, health care expenditure per capita clocked in at $10,348--about double the average spend by...
  • Ivanka Trump champions paid family leave policy—and calls for bipartisan support

    07/11/2018 3:45:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Motherly ^ | July 11, 2018 | Heather Marcoux
    When it comes to supporting families, paid parental leave is a solution to a number of problems. Studies show that paid leave can reduce infant mortality, increase breastfeeding rates, can improve maternal mental health and strengthen the connection between fathers and babies. There are a ton of benefits to parental leave, ones that American families should be seeing, but aren't. While some employers have been modernizing parental leave policies, federal policy lags behind. The last major policy change came in 1993, when the Family and Medical Leave Act passed with bipartisan support, guarantees more than half of American workers 12...
  • Trump administration to dump Obama-era rule allowing unions to siphon Medicaid money

    07/10/2018 10:05:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2018 | Gregg Re
    The Trump administration announced Tuesday it planned to end what it suggested was an illegal Obama-era rule allowing unions to Federal law generally prohibits states from skimming money from Medicaid payments bound for independent in-home personal care workers. But in 2014, the Obama administration created an exception, saying that states could divert some of that Medicaid money to unions, on the theory that these workers effectively were public-sector employees. Eleven left-leaning states have used that provision to raise more than $200 million a year for unions by taking it from health workers who often didn't even realize it, according to...
  • Trump administration to dump Obama-era rule allowing unions to siphon Medicaid money

    07/10/2018 5:58:34 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/10/18 | Gregg Re
    The Trump administration announced Tuesday it planned to end what it suggested was an illegal Obama-era rule allowing unions to collect dues from state subsidies intended for home health workers -- including family caregivers. Federal law generally prohibits states from skimming money from Medicaid payments bound for independent in-home personal care workers. But in 2014, the Obama administration created an exception, saying that states could divert some of that Medicaid money to unions, on the theory that these workers effectively were public-sector employees. Eleven left-leaning states have used that provision to raise more than $200 million a year for unions...
  • Kavanaugh's role in ObamaCare's survival fiercely debated by conservatives

    07/09/2018 12:14:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 9, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Did Judge Brett Kavanaugh write the roadmap for saving ObamaCare? That question has dwelled at the center of passionate debate in the conservative legal community for days as Kavanaugh, a federal appeals judge in the District of Columbia, finds himself as one of President Trump’s four finalists for a place on the U.S. Supreme Court. The allegation from conservative critics is rooted in a 2011 ObamaCare case where Kavanaugh dissented against the ruling but acknowledged that the Affordable Care Act’s “individual mandate provision” could fit “comfortably within Congress’ Taxing Clause power.” Kavanaugh's detractors say that language helped provide the roadmap...