Category Archives: ObamaCare

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 vote was 227-198.

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 to speed through

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 victory. As a

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 by an average of 25 percent, more

ABC Finally Notices Bill Clinton Slamming ObamaCare, Dismisses VP Debate

By Nicholas Fondacaro It seems to have taken a poor debate performance by Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine to finally get ABC to cover former President Bill Clinton’s critical remarks about ObamaCare. The network finally reported on the comments

Former President Bill Clinton calls ObamaCare “craziest thing in the world,” while Hillary Clinton promotes even more government control of healthcare

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Former President Bill Clinton is turning heads after a surprise attack on the Obama Health Care law (Obamacare). Clinton told a crowd at a campaign rally in Michigan on Monday

Esquire’s Charlie Pierce: Bill Clinton Lost His Political Chops with Obamacare Bashing

Bill Clinton

By P.J. Gladnick Bill Clinton has told the truth. I repeat. Bill Clinton has told the truth. And in this case it was a truth about Obamacare which is sure to make liberals very uncomfortable. So how can they explain

NPR Takes Obamacare Poll, Avoids Result: More Feel Harmed Than Helped

By Tim Graham The Hill newspaper carried this headline on Monday: “Poll: Only 15 percent say they have benefited from ObamaCare.” Sarah Ferris reported: Just 15 percent of people say they have personally benefited from ObamaCare, although more than one-third

Major Medicare penalty set to hit 2,600 U.S. hospitals – will disproportionately affect sickest patients

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Powell Center for Medical Ethics When the Obama Health Care Plan became law in 2010, one of the first provisions that went into effect authorized the federal Department of Health and Human Services to impose so-called

Looming health care reduction on horizon for millions of employer-insured Americans

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics One of Obamacare’s many mechanisms that is intended to drive down health care spending is facing a growing chorus of opposition. Critics of the “excess benefit tax” include over half

Supreme Court Decision Means that Obamacare Exchanges can Continue to Restrict Access to Life-Saving Treatment

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Editor’s note. This appeared in the latest digital edition of National Right to Life News. You can read this story and all the other posts at In the much

Supreme Court Decision Underscores Need for No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

Editor’s note. The following is National Right to Life’s response to this morning’s U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell. “Federal taxpayer subsidies are helping pay for over 1,000 health plans that cover abortion on demand, and today’s Supreme