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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Obamacare: Skyrocketing Premiums

New HHS Report: 'Average Premiums Were 105% Higher In 2017 Than In 2013' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "A new report released last night from the Department of Health and Human Services revealed startling new numbers showing just how substantial premium increases have been under Obamacare. … These figures, which are based on the Obama Administration's own data, show just how the health care law has hurt too many hardworking families - a reality that Obamacare's champions never wanted the … Continue Reading


Obamacare: ‘Rural Shoppers Face Slim Choices, Steep Premiums’

MN Dem Gov: 'The Reality Is The Affordable Care Act Is No Longer Affordable' 2018: "With the latest departures, more than 40 percent of U.S. counties would have only one insurer selling coverage on their marketplaces for next year, according to data compiled by The Associated Press and the consulting firm Avalere." ("More Price Hikes Likely For Government Insurance Markets," AP, 5/11/2017) 2017: "People living in sparsely populated areas who shopped for coverage on the state health insuran… Continue Reading


Dems Slow-Walk Uncontroversial Nominees

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.' 'The Process Has Been Mired In Procedural Delays Forced By Democrats' "The process has been mired in procedural delays forced by Democrats… Of the previous four administrations, the median wait time between official nomination and full Senate vote (or presidential withdrawal) was just one day. Trump's median was 25 days." ("T… Continue Reading


Obamacare: ‘It’s Awful’

Families In VT, VA, OR And Elsewhere Face Huge Potential 2018 Premium Hikes "Obamacare's markets are becoming increasingly vulnerable as major health insurers exit, citing financial losses. Some insurers have stayed in but raised the premiums they charge customers by double-digit percentages. Some of the instability has been going on for years, as fewer people than expected have signed up for plans and many have been sicker than insurers accounted for." ("Aetna To Pull Out Of Nebraska's Obamaca… Continue Reading


Tax Reform: ‘A Once-In-A-Generation Opportunity’

After 'Slowest U.S. Recovery Since WWII,' Reform Would 'Increase Capital Spending…Increase Hiring…Accelerate Economic Growth' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader: "…this Republican Congress has been working to get our economy moving again and to spur job creation. … Passing tax reform legislation would mark a major achievement in bringing us closer to that goal. This Republican Congress and administration have made it a priority from the start." (Sen.… Continue Reading

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