March 23, 2012, marks the 2-year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act becoming law, otherwise known as “Obama Care.” It was On March 23, 2010 that President Obama signed the act into law and sanctioned one of the greatest power grabs by our federal government in our nation’s history.
This week the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on one of the most damaging provisions of ObamaCare: The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The board is supposed to be President Obama’s solution to Medicare’s funding crisis, yet it still leaves the program bankrupt in nine years.
'Real News from The Blaze' discusses the issue.
Against the backdrop of the forthcoming Supreme Court challenge and GOP nomination process, where the candidates debate the best policies for the “replace” plank of the GOP’s “repeal and replace” agenda, emerges the third dimension of the national health care debate: state-based health care reform
So much for Obamacare not increasing spending.
Have you ever noticed that people on the left hold the public sector and the private sector to a different set of standards? If a public official and a private citizen commit the exact same wrongful act, the private citizen will be judged much more harshly.
One of the many things people failed to fully realize about Obamacare until after its passage is that it discourages marriage. Heavily.
So our love of idolizing the yappy captains of industry has come to the point where George Kaiser controls investments, Warren Buffett controls tax-policy, George Soros controls media and organizing, T. Boone Pickens controls our energy policy and TV pundits treat the Donald’s TV reality candidacy like it’s, um, reality.
A key argument by the states was that the power to require Americans to purchase a product gives the government unlimited powers to regulate all aspects of someone’s life and is thus unconstitutional. The 11th Circuit Court seems to agree by a 2-1 margin: “The government’s position amounts to an argument that the mere fact of an individual’s existence substantially affects interstate commerce, and therefore Congress may regulate them at every point of their life.”
If nothing is passed to lower government spending and increase the debt ceiling, America will still be America. The only difference will be that the ridiculous debt ceiling that “always” gets raised finally will hold firm and politicians won’t have to wait for a balanced budget amendment.
I know it’s awkward holding “peace talks” when we are not at war, but you could do it if you wanted. Hey maybe this year you could get another Nobel prize for ending at war you started. How’s that for irony?
From my position as a Member of Congress...the message from our hearings, job forums, and constituent letters is loud and clear: overreaching regulations are preventing entrepreneurs from fueling economic growth and creating much-needed jobs.
The presidency is not a place where one finds one’s self. Instead it’s a place where one find’s out what he is made of. Obama, it seems, would rather not know.
We have no great leaders who can fill the American canvas with a picture of a positive future and then lead us there. We are being told by the president that the future will be rationed, portioned off, each according to his needs with Big Birther watching over us.
Thankfully, NPR allows us to remain calm. We are not at war, the Corporation for Public Race-baiting tells us, even if we are a bunch of Tea Party fascists and racists.
Nearly a year ago, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and his healthcare policy team came up with a simple way to save the state's Medicaid program a lot of money. Why not have Medicaid recipients and applicants handle their paperwork online? Using e-mail and a special website rather than paper, Herbert calculated, would save Utah about $6.3 million a year. "It seemed like a no-brainer to us," says the governor.
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