As calls for marijuana legalization increase, even in the face of mounting research demonstrating the real harms of pot use, serious questions should be asked about how increased use and potency could be related to the diminishing educational performance of America’s youth.
House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price introduces new legislation, based on the 2017 Project’s alternative, that is “the strongest Obamacare alternative offered in Congress to date,” thereby providing “the best chance” so far “to unite Republicans” and pave the road to full repeal.
Should the upcoming Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell go against the Obama Administration, conservatives in Congress will have a unique opportunity to support a bold repeal-and-replace plan in 37 states.
Under a winning alternative, costs would drop, liberty would be secured, and any American who wants to buy health insurance would be able to do so.
Essentially all of Obamacare’s exchange subsidies go to the near-poor and near-elderly — while the middle class and young just get the tab — so it’s hardly surprising that Obamacare’s enrollment is skewing heavily toward the older and poorer.
Dr. Tom Price’s newly released Obamacare alternative, which already has 67 House cosponsors (and counting), is a welcome development in the war to repeal and replace Obamacare.
If Republicans respond to a win in King v. Burwell by negotiating “fixes” to Obamacare in exchange for turning its subsidies back on, they will be handing President Obama a twofer.
The successful bulk telephone-metadata acquisition program has not only helped keep America safe since 9/11, but notably it has significantly more civil-liberty safeguards built into it than are built into investigatory powers commonly used in routine criminal cases.
A win in King v. Burwell would give Republicans a great opportunity to propose repealing and replacing essentially all of Obamacare in 37 states, but doing so would require some political courage.