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Congressmen Kevin Brady and Pete Olson heard from officials at the Texas Medical Center about challenges related to the solvency and political futures of Medicaid, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). They were joined by Dr. Richard E. Wainerdi, President and CEO of TMC who spoke at the media availability after the meeting.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is a political committee devoted to maintaining and increasing the 239-member Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.
We already knew that healthcare was getting more expensive under ObamaCare, but now even pizza night in homes across America might get pricier thanks to the government takeover of healthcare:
“PAPA JOHNS: ‘OBAMACARE’ WILL RAISE PIZZA PRICES”: (Byron Tau, “Papa Johns: ‘ObamaCare’ Will Raise Pizza Prices,” Politico, 8/7/2012)
OBAMACARE WILL RAISE COSTS FOR EMPLOYERS,
A few years ago, I listen to a speech on health care where a speaker shocked the audience when he told them that the number of Canadians who are not covered by health insurance in their country would be the equivalent of 15 to 20 million Americans. Studies by MIT, the Cato Institute and the CBO have supported these numbers; so how do we declare health care a right when at minimal 5 to 10% of Americans would not see the benefit of the law on any given day? Read more »
“…we place Liberty at Peril.”
How the Justices Ruled on Health Care last week was a sad day for people who understand that the Affordable Health Care Act is not good for America. We were not only catapulted into Socialism but we lost any hope for justice from our Supreme Court. Justice Roberts washed his hands in front of the American people much like Pontius Pilate.
Obamacare passed its constitutional test as Chief Justice John Roberts punted. Roberts was left with a dilemma, does he overturn an important Congressional imperative by the narrowest of margins?
This would have put the Court at war with the executive, an executive branch ready to do a search and destroy against the Court. In a war that would have resembled Roosevelt's war on the Court in the mid 1930’s, Roberts feared for the reputation of the Court, but on the other hand, there was no doubt that the mandate was unconstitutional and a complete misreading of the commerce clause. Read more »
Today the Supreme Court of the United States delivered President Obama a nice little package all wrapped up in a bow - a landmark victory in declaring the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). While this is clearly a victory in this particular battle, will this be the catalyst needed to bring the conservative base back to the rolling boil it was before the 2010 mid-term election? Read more »