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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


06.16.17

Does ‘All-Out War’ Sound Bipartisan?

Sen. Schumer: '[W]e're Not Going To Sit Down In A Room With Them Once They Repeal And Say Let's Figure Out A Joint Plan' SENATE DEMOCRATS TODAY: "Republicans and Democrats need to come together to find solutions to America's challenges." (Sen. Schumer, Letter to Sen. McConnell, 6/15/2017) PREVIOUSLY: "Senate Democrats are preparing an all-out war to try to save the Affordable Care Act…. And when and if the bill comes to the Senate floor, Democrats will use every tool at their disposa… Continue Reading


06.12.17

Obamacare: ‘Big Insurance Rate Hikes Coming’ In 2018

'[H]ealth Policy Experts Agree The Coming Year Could Be Rough For Remaining Insurers And Even Rougher On Consumers' '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 insurer." ("Big Insurance Rate Hikes Coming - And… Continue Reading


06.12.17

Iran’s Ongoing Provocations

Missile Tests, Exchanges With North Korea, And Proxy Wars SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JAMES MATTIS: "Everywhere you look, if there is trouble in the region, you find Iran." ("Indications Iran Doubling Down On Use Of Proxy Forces," Voice Of America, 5/31/2017) "The Senate is expected to vote this week on bipartisan legislation that would expand U.S. sanctions against Iran's ballistic missile program and also target its support for terrorism, human rights violations and transfers of conventional weap… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Unsustainable: Major Insurer Exits Obamacare In Ohio

Anthem's Exit Leaves Over 10,000 People In At Least 18 'Counties Without A Single Insurer' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Every week, it seems we hear more news about the failures of Obamacare. … It has become painfully clear that Obamacare is failing to live up to its promises and is collapsing in front of our eyes. If this failed Obamacare status quo continues, more Americans are likely to lose their insurance options, more Americans are likely to continue seeing their premiums rise, mo… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Putting American Veterans First

'We Cannot Break Faith With The Americans Who Bravely And Willingly Fight On Our Behalf' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "…Americans across the nation are counting on us to help ensure better quality health care for our veterans. This is a critical issue for each of us, no matter what state we hail from, no matter what party we represent. Our veterans have sacrificed so much, and in return, they deserve our support. We must keep the commitment we have to them when it comes to ensuring the V… Continue Reading


06.06.17

Obamacare: States ‘Running Out Of Individual Health Plans’

'Nebraskans Seeking Individual Policies May Not Be Able To Find Health Plans At Any Price,' & 'Iowa Is In A World Of Hurt' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This year, Kentuckians in 49% of our counties - let me repeat that, 49%, nearly half of the counties in Kentucky - have only one insurer to choose from. And of course, having only one option is really no choice at all." (Sen. McConnell, Press Release, 5/16/2017) 'Nebraska Running Out Of Individual Health Plans' "After … Continue Reading


06.01.17

Putting American Families First

Former President Obama's UN Agreement 'Unfairly Jeopardized The American Economy' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I applaud President Trump and his administration for dealing yet another significant blow to the Obama Administration's assault on domestic energy production and jobs. President Obama made commitments in this deal based off a costly power plan that we knew at the time was on shaky legal ground. By withdrawing from this unattainable mandate, President Trump has reiterated his commitme… Continue Reading


05.24.17

Obamacare: Kansas City Area Stranded

67,000 Americans In 32 Missouri & Kansas Counties Lose Their Last Insurer Option On Obamacare Exchanges "Parts of the country are in jeopardy of not having an insurer offering Obamacare plans next year. Many counties already have just one insurer offering health plans in the Obamacare marketplaces, and some of those solo insurers are showing signs that they are eyeing the exits." ("Obamacare Choices Could Go From One to Zero in Some Areas," The New York Times, 3/31/2017) BREAKING NEWS: … Continue Reading

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