Posts Tagged ‘Obamacare’

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    Obamacare’s Deficit of Savings

    The fanciful claim that Obamacare would eventually reduce deficits—despite raising them by $109 billion over the next five years (per the CBO)—hinges on the notion that its $800 billion Medicare raid will actually happen, and it’s time to advance a conservative alternative that would dramatically reduce federal spending.

    Real Clear Politics, August 4, 2015
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    The Simple Way to Repeal Obamacare

    Obamacare would not have been passed into law without the budget reconciliation process, and—if congressional leaders are smart about their approach—it can be repealed through that same process.

    National Review, August 6, 2015
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    Don’t Forget Obamacare

    The stage is set for the candidates in the 2016 field to champion a winning alternative to Obamacare and thereby show that they can lead the way to full repeal.

    The Weekly Standard, August 24 , 2015
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    Walker Steps Up

    Scott Walker's Obamacare alternative, which is both conservative and credible,‎ could lead to a "moment when conservatives move beyond slowing down the progress of the liberal welfare state and move toward executing a policy U-turn toward re-limiting government and empowering citizens."

    The Weekly Standard, August 18, 2015
  • Press Corps Confusion: Obamacare Is ‘Dismal’ for Democrats, Yet Repeal Is ‘Untenable’

    The press corps is advancing—and many Republican officeholders are buying—the false notion that Obamacare is both politically toxic and politically bulletproof, a claim that seems rather contradictory on its face.

    The Weekly Standard, July 9, 2015
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    Obamacare’s Fruit: Insurers Merge, Premiums Rise

    As the experience of Obamacare highlights, big government doesn’t lead to success for the little guy or small business—it leads to bigger businesses, fewer choices, and greater consolidation of power in the hands of the few.

    Washington Examiner, July 6, 2015
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    Use Reconciliation to Oppose Obamacare—But Do It Carefully

    There are two good ways for Republicans to use reconciliation to advance the cause of repeal—use it to pass a bill to repeal the despised individual mandate, or use it to pass a bill to repeal as much of Obamacare as possible.

    National Review, July 16, 2015
  • The Three Republican Camps after King v. Burwell

    After King v. Burwell, Republicans will divide into the “Fix-It Caucus,” the “Replacement Caucus,” and the “Repeal-Only Caucus,” with the first and third being guaranteed losers (the first by design) and the second being a winner—which means it’s time for GOP presidential candidates to unveil their Obamacare alternatives.

    National Review, June 30, 2015
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    Obamacare Is in Deep Financial Trouble

    Anyone who thinks Obamacare will lower deficits—even though it is raising them in its first decade—is ignoring that seniors won’t quietly acquiesce to having Obamacare siphon ever-more money out of Medicare, as it’s slated to do.

    Investor's Business Daily, June 22, 2015
  • Obamacare’s Oligopoly Wave

    Obamacare was designed to consolidate and centralize power and money—not only in the hands of government, but also its allies—and the fact that it is doing so is a reminder that there is no substitute for repealing it.

    Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2015
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    Will GOP Senators Cave on the Medical Device Tax Like the House Did?

    Republicans who vote to “fix” Obamacare by selectively repealing parts of it—especially parts opposed by very well-funded business interests—aren’t doing the cause of repeal any favors.

    The Weekly Standard, June 20, 2015
  • Obama Administration Increases Insurer Subsidies

    As Obamacare fails to hit enrollment projections, President Obama is sweetening the pot for his insurance allies, who will now have 100 percent of their losses on claims between $45,000 and $250,000 covered by a de facto tax on most Americans’ health insurance—including employer-based insurance.

    ACA Death Spiral, June 17, 2015
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    ’Guesswork’ Is Not the Reason Obamacare Premiums Are Rising

    As filings convey, President Obama’s insurance-company allies are hiking premiums because Obamacare’s mandates have attracted an unhealthy mix of people and sent coverage costs’ soaring even more than expected, while insurers’ handouts are phasing out, and Congress stopped the insurer bailout.

    ACA Death Spiral, June 2, 2015
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    Memo: Now, Focus on Repeal

    The Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell makes clear that the nation-defining task of repealing Obamacare falls to the political branches—and provides a time for choosing for the Republican Party.

    The 2017 Project, June 25, 2015