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08.09.17

Jessie’s Law: ‘Another Important Step Forward’ To Fight Opioid Abuse

'Opioid Overdoses Have Skyrocketed In Recent Years … [A]nd There Are Signs That The Epidemic Isn't Abating' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Senate took another important step forward … in combating the opioid epidemic that is devastating families and communities across the country. Jessie's Law will help medical professionals make more-informed treatment decisions for their patients by allowing past history of drug addiction to be included in patients' medic… Continue Reading


08.03.17

Real Reform For American Veterans

SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Under the last Administration, we learned of a shocking scandal that spread through Veterans Affairs facilities across the nation. Our veterans deserved far better. Ever since, Congress has continued to work on a number of initiatives that are designed to bring more justice to veterans and bring more reform to the VA. Senator Isakson, the Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, has been a tireless advocate for our nation's veterans and a driving force on seeing … Continue Reading


08.02.17

‘Republicans Will Seek To Lower Tax Rates’

'The Single Most Important Action We Can Take To Grow Our Economy And Help The Middle Class Get Ahead Is To Fix Our Broken Tax Code For Families, Small Business, And American Job Creators' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "…just last week, the Administration and congressional leaders - and most importantly the chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees - issued a joint statement outlining shared principles for unleashing the American economy through comprehensive tax … Continue Reading


07.27.17

Are Dems Really ‘Completely In Support Of Single Payer’?

Senate Dems Are Saying They're 'Completely In Support Of Single Payer,' But How Will They Vote? SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "One idea … from many other Democrats, is to quadruple down on Obamacare with a government-run 'single payer' system. It's called 'single payer' because there is one payer, or insurer, the government. Nearly every health-care decision could be decided by a federal bureaucrat. Taxes could go up astronomically. The total cost could add up to $32 trillion, according t… Continue Reading


07.17.17

Better Care: Reversing Obamacare’s Failures

'This Is An Opportunity To Move In The Direction Of A Better Health Care Plan, A Better Health Care System Than We Currently Have' SEN. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX): "[T]he fact is we know [under Obamacare] millions of people are seeing sky-high premiums, unaffordable deductibles and fleeing insurance markets because insurance companies keep losing money…. So what we are doing is offering a better alternative…. to make sure more people have access to medical care that they can afford, ra… Continue Reading


07.17.17

Patrick Shanahan ‘An Extremely Qualified Candidate’

'Senate Will Vote To Break A Democratic Filibuster Of Patrick Shanahan' To Give 'Secretary Mattis The Senior Leadership He Needs' Today The 'Senate Will Vote To Break A Democratic Filibuster' "On Monday evening, the Senate will vote to break a Democratic filibuster of Patrick Shanahan to be deputy secretary of defense." ("…Here's What Congress Is Up To This Week," CNN, 7/17/2017) SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ): "In order to rebuild the military, the Pentagon needs to ramp up readiness program… Continue Reading


07.14.17

Better Care Will ‘Begin The End Of Obamacare’

'The Senate Healthcare Bill Is The Right Bill At The Right Time To Begin The End Of Obamacare And Rescue The American People From This Failed Policy' PRESIDENT TRUMP: 'The Senate Is Going To Vote On Legislation To Save Americans From The Obamacare Disaster' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "Next week, the Senate is going to vote on legislation to save Americans from the Obamacare disaster. Obamacare has wreaked havoc on American lives, and if we don't replace it, the calamity will only get worse - and I me… Continue Reading


07.11.17

‘Historic’ Obstruction On Nominations

FLASHBACK - SEN. SCHUMER: 'Who In America Doesn't Think A President, Democrat Or Republican, Deserves His Or Her Picks For Who Should Run The Agencies? Nobody' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This [Democrat obstruction] is not about changing an outcome; it's about wasting time to make it more difficult for the President to make appointments. … I urge the minority to think critically about the consequences for the Senate and our country if they allow this near-total obstruction to continue… Continue Reading


07.11.17

Dems’ $32 Trillion Government Health Care Takeover

Price Tag Would Be The Equivalent To 9 Of The Top 10 World Economies Combined, 'Patients Would Have To Accept Different Standards Of Access And Comfort' More Democrats Embracing Bernie Sanders' Government Health Care Takeover Plan "Democrats are increasingly committing to support single-payer healthcare, amid … pressure from their party's left-wing base. What was once considered only a progressive talking point has gained traction as more Democratic candidates have been willing to emb… Continue Reading


06.29.17

Obamacare’s Record: Running Out Of Options

Obamacare Is Creating A True 'Health-Care Crisis,' 'Potentially Leaving Thousands Trapped' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Under Obamacare, choices have diminished, even disappeared, in states across the country. …next year dozens more counties could have zero choice at all - potentially leaving thousands trapped, forced by law to purchase Obamacare insurance but left without the means to do so." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 6/29/2017) "Nevadans in 14 rural counties will have *zero* op… Continue Reading


06.29.17

Democrats’ Partisan ‘All-Out War’ To Keep The Health Care Status Quo

Sen. Schumer: 'There's Nothing We Can Talk About' MYTH SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "We Democrats are genuinely interested in finding a place where our two parties can come together on health care." (Sen. Schumer, Floor Remarks, 6/28/2017) FACT: Democrats Have Prepared 'An All-Out War To Save' Obamacare For Months, 'Refused To Talk Repeal' "Senate Democrats are preparing an all-out war to try to save the Affordable Care Act…." ("Senate Democrats Plan Offensive To Try To Save Obam… Continue Reading


06.28.17

As Obamacare Insurance Death Spiral Intensifies, Senate Urged To Act

CMS Head: 'Today, Obamacare Is In A Death Spiral And Millions Of Americans Are Being Negatively Impacted As A Result,' 'Congress Must Act Now' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "Obamacare Is In A Death Spiral, And The Problems Will Only Get Worse If Congress Fails To Act." (CNBC, 6/7/2017) VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE: "…2 million more people just dropped out of Obamacare. It is a death spiral. And as CMS explained in the same report yesterday, in their words, 'high costs and a lack of affordability w… Continue Reading


06.28.17

Obamacare’s Record: More Massive Rate Hikes Coming

From New Mexico To Vermont, Insurers Are Seeking Huge Double-Digit Premium Increases For Obamacare Customers In 2018 'Big Insurance Rate Hikes Coming' In 2018-- 'Many ACA Customers Will Pay More For Coverage' "[H]ealth policy experts agree the coming year could be rough for remaining insurers and even rougher on consumers. Already Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City has announced it will not offer plans on the exchange, leaving more than two dozen counties in the region without an insure… Continue Reading


06.28.17

Obamacare’s Record: 5 Years Of Skyrocketing Premiums

HHS Report: 'Average Premiums Were 105% Higher In 2017 Than In 2013' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Seven years ago, Democrats forced an unfair health care system on our country that they called the 'Affordable Care Act.' It turned out to be anything but. They told Americans it would lower their premiums - but Obamacare has increased premiums by an average of 105 percent in the vast majority of states on the federal exchange since 2013. Unless we act, we can expect similar trends for years to co… Continue Reading


06.27.17

As Obamacare Fails, Left Demands Trillion Dollar Government Takeover

'Not All The Calls To Repeal The Affordable Care Act Are Coming From Republicans,' 113 Democrats Want To Replace Obamacare With $32 Trillion 'Government-Run… Plan' WALL STREET JOURNAL: "It's not too much to say this is a defining moment for whether the GOP can ever reform runaway entitlements. If Republicans fail, the next stop is single payer." ("The Senate's Health-Care Advance," The Wall Street Journal, 6/23/2017) Former-President Obama, Senate Democrat Leaders, & Libera… Continue Reading


06.26.17

Better Care ‘Will Repeal The Individual Mandate’

Obamacare's 'Harsh, Stiff Penalties On Those Who Don't Purchase' Often Expensive Insurance Would Be A Thing Of The Past "What the Senate bill changes about Obamacare … The individual mandate would be eliminated." ("What The Senate Bill Changes About Obamacare," The Washington Post, 6/22/2017) SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "[Republican Senators] agree on the need to free Americans from Obamacare's mandates, and policies contained in the discussion draft will repeal the individual mandate,… Continue Reading


06.23.17

Better Care: ‘Moves Us In Such A Better Direction’

Senate 'Reform Is A Major Improvement Over The U.S. Health-Care Status Quo That Will Worsen If The Bill Fails' TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: Senate Proposal 'Moves Us In Such A Better Direction Then Where We Are Right Now' PRESIDENT TRUMP: "I am very supportive of the Senate #HealthcareBill." (@realDonaldTrump, Twitter, 6/22/2017) SEC. TOM PRICE: "What it [the Senate discussion draft] does is, it moves us in such a better direction than where we are right now." (Fox News's "Hannity," 6/22/2017) … Continue Reading


06.22.17

Better Care

'If It Passes, It'll Be The Greatest Policy Achievement By A GOP Congress In My Lifetime' PRESIDENT TRUMP: 'Plan… very meaningful' "…we have a thing called healthcare that you may hear is percolating in the outside, as we've discussed. And I think it's going to come out. Obamacare is a disaster; it's dead. Totally dead. And we're putting in a plan today … we will hopefully get something done, and it will be something with heart and very meaningful." ("Remarks by Preside… Continue Reading


06.20.17

Obamacare Flashback: ‘I’m In The Dark’

Dems In 2009: 'I Haven't Seen The Senate Bill. Have You? Nobody Has Seen It.' 'I Haven't Seen The Senate Bill. Have You? Nobody Has Seen It' REP. NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): "Now, I haven't seen the Senate bill. Have you? Nobody has seen it. I don't know who has seen it, but I haven't seen it." (Rep. Pelosi, Press Conference, 12/16/09) Democrats Said They Were 'In The Dark,' 'Don't Know,' & Had Received 'No Explanation' Of What Was In The Senate Obamacare Bill SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "I ca… Continue Reading


06.19.17

FLASHBACK: Democrats’ ‘Secret’ Closed Door Obamacare Process

"ObamaCare's 'Secret' History: The distortion du jour is that the GOP is operating 'in secret.' This week Minority Leader Chuck Schumer accused Republicans of working 'behind closed doors, writing a bill they won't let the public read.' …if Republicans are trying to suppress a public debate about repealing and replacing Obama Care, then they haven't prevailed, either now or across the presidential campaign. Health care has been central to U.S. political debate for nearly a decade as Democ… Continue Reading

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