Category Archives: ObamaCare

Trump Administration extends option to permit pro-lifers to avoid penalty for failing to buy an abortion exchange plan

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director of Federal Legislation Earlier this week, the Trump Administration provided relief to Americans currently faced with penalties for failing to buy plans on Obamacare exchanges where the only plans available covered abortion.

National Right to Life applauds congressional repeal of Independent Payment Advisory Board

WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, today applauded congressional repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The repeal of the bureaucratic

Obamacare Tax to Squeeze Healthcare Plans is Delayed in Spending Bill till 2020

By Dave Andrusko Earlier this week, Congress voted to reopen the government following a 3-day shutdown. While the focus was on the short term extension of funding levels, one small but very important measure was also attached

Ca. and Pa. attorneys general sue to take away Little Sisters of the Poor’s religious exemption

Seek to force them to provide health insurance coverage for ‘morally unacceptable’ products and procedures By Dave Andrusko Nobody said it was going to be easy. Last month NRL News Today reported that the Department of Justice

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