Category Archives: ObamaCare

Still time to excise the death panels

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at the Weekly Standard and is reposted with permission. …There is still time to excise the Independent Payment Advisory Board from the Affordable Care

National Right to Life applauds announcement that Trump administration will protect religious liberty and takes positive steps regarding abortion-covering insurance plans under Obamacare

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today released a bulletin through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reiterating that qualified health plan issuers must segregate collected premiums to pay for abortion

National Right to Life Urges Action to repeal IPAB

IPAB is composed of 15 unelected bureaucrats answerable to no one Editor’s note. This letter, reprinted below, was sent to Members of Congress on October 2. Dear Representative: The mission of National Right to Life is to

Latest effort to Repeal Abortion-Expanding Obamacare Falls Short

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., NRLC Federal Legislative Director In the latest blow to repealing and replacing Obamacare, Sen. Cassidy (R. La) acknowledged this afternoon that, “We made the decision since we don’t have the votes, we’re going

National Right to Life Supports Graham-Cassidy-Heller Legislation

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Director, Federal Legislation National Right to Life Committee, the nationwide federation of state right-to-life organizations, supports legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and

Abortion-Expanding Obamacare to Remain Law for Now

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., NRLC Federal Legislative Director In the early hours of Friday morning, in a stunning blow, 3 Republican Senators, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Murkowski (R-Ak), and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), joined with all

National Right to Life applauds U.S. Senate vote to advance effort to overturn abortion-expanding Obamacare

Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote to begin debate on repealing major provisions of Obamacare.

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, the U.S. Senate voted 51-50 to proceed to begin debating on repealing major provisions of Obamacare, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote. Two Republicans, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa

The Senate Votes to Begin Debate on Repealing Obamacare

By Jennifer Popik, J.D. Federal Legislative Director This afternoon the Senate voted 51-50 in favor of a motion to proceed to begin debate on repealing major provisions of Obamacare. 50 Republicans voted in favor of the motion

House joins Senate in taking first step to repeal and replace Obamacare

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan

By Dave Andrusko Just one day after the Senate took a similar action, the House of Representatives today passed a budget resolution which established a framework for repealing and replacing the “Affordable Health Care Act”–Obamacare. The House

Senate takes first step to repeal and replace Obamacare

By Dave Andrusko After seven hours of debate, the Senate early this morning took the first step to repeal and replace Obamacare. “Senators voted 51-48 to approve a budget resolution that Republicans will use as a vehicle

Articulate ObamaCare critic to head HHS, Democrats’ disarray more obvious by the day

By Dave Andrusko On my way home from work last night I heard that it was now official: pro-life Donald Trump had won Michigan’s 16 electoral votes. On Monday the Board of State Canvassers certified Trump’s 10,704-vote

Trump says “ObamaCare is just blowing up” as average cost of benchmark premium to rise by 25% in 2017

By Dave Andrusko Referring to ObamaCare, the Washington Post (and numerous other outlets) are reporting, “Insurers are raising the 2017 premiums for a popular and significant group of health plans sold through HealthCare.gov by an average of