Health Care Reform - Obamacare

NewThey Thought We’d Get Over Obamacare

They Thought We’d Get Over Obamacare

They thought we’d get over Obamacare. Yesterday during my interview with ABC News in Washington, D.C., I said the five years of opposition is unprecedented. It’s also wise. As I wrote in an op-ed published by THE HILL there are nine “takeover elements” of Obamacare.

NewTHE HILL Publishes CCH Freedom Op-Ed

THE HILL Publishes CCH Freedom Op-Ed

Obamacare is more than the subsidies and exchanges. At stake in the King v. Burwell Supreme Court case is whether the entire health care delivery and insurance system will be taken over by the federal government. THE HILL in Washington, D.C. published the op-ed by CCHF president Twila Brase on the Congress Blog: "Nine Obamacare takeover elements at stake in King v. Burwell."

NewFive Terrible Outcomes of Obamacare, Five Years after Law’s Enactment

Five Terrible Outcomes of Obamacare, Five Years after Law’s Enactment

ST. PAUL, Minn. Five years ago today - on March 23, 2010 - President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, into law. And for the past five years, hardly a day goes by when some element of the federal health care overhaul doesn’t make news.

NewThe Danger of Obama’s “Pre-Existing Conditions” Ban

The Danger of Obama’s “Pre-Existing Conditions” Ban

What is insurance? I’ll bet you bought insurance for your car, your house, your rental unit, your computer system, or your income (disability insurance) hoping NEVER to use that policy -- but grateful to have it in case the worst happened.

 

NewObamacare’s “Ball and Chain”

Obamacare’s “Ball and Chain”

Obama knew what he was doing. Before he tackled Obamacare, he signed HITECH into law. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act – a euphemism if there ever was one – was part of the 2009 Recovery Act (“economic stimulus”).  

NewSupreme Court Begins Hearing Arguments Wednesday That Could Unravel Obamacare

Supreme Court Begins Hearing Arguments Wednesday That Could Unravel Obamacare

ST. PAUL, Minn.—On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments in the landmark case King v. Burwell, which, if found in favor of the plaintiffs this summer, could unravel Obamacare for good.

NewDo Not Cave on Obamacare

Do Not Cave on Obamacare

The fear is palpable. It seems many Republicans and conservatives are afraid of winning the King vs. Burwell ACA subsidy care against the Obama administration. I overheard someone saying it might even be better to lose! Not true. If bureaucrats can make the law say whatever they want it to say, we are in deep trouble. 

NewObamacare Racks Up More Failures

Obamacare Racks Up More Failures

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The second Obamacare open enrollment period officially ended Sunday—after a week’s extension due to more web site glitches. Meanwhile, late last week the Obama Administration announced it had sent approximately 800,000 Healthcare.gov customers incorrect tax forms and asked them to delay filing their taxes as a result. It also extended enrollment until April 20 to give people penalized for being uninsured in 2014 time to get covered in 2015.

NewUsing Children to Federalize Health Care?

Using Children to Federalize Health Care?

Beware the Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2014. Proponents say the ACE Kids Act (H.R. 4930) will improve coordination of care for children with complex conditions on state government programs. Sponsored by Congressman Joe Barton (R- Texas), it has 48 Republican and 56 Democrat co-sponsors.

NewGOOD NEWS: Obama’s Exchanges are in Trouble

GOOD NEWS: Obama’s Exchanges are in Trouble

The Obamacare exchanges are in trouble. This is good news. These data-collecting, dollar-distributing structures hold Obamacare together. The exchanges also expand government dependency (Medicaid/Obamacare). The IRS will use the exchanges to enforce the law, track the insured and uninsured, and impose penalty payments from tax refunds -- for which they seek $67 million.