Obamacare

pertaining to the so-called Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Conservative Outsider Mike Braun Charging Ahead In Indiana Senate Race

In the lead-up to his third statewide media buy, businessman and conservative outsider Mike Braun called on his two leading opponents, Congressmen Todd Rokita and Luke Messer, to join with him and denounce the news that House Republicans are considering bringing back the pork-barrel projects known as earmarks.

The Conservative Cause Is Bigger Than Any Two Men

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Looking toward the 2018 primaries, the rupture of relations between Trump and Bannon has created a temporary leadership vacuum in the conservative – populist movement, so it is up to each of us to step up and do what we can to fill that vacuum; the need for top quality conservative candidates for every office is too great, our goals are too important, and our mission is too urgent for this battle of personalities to slow us, let alone to stop us.

Trump Drives Another Nail Into Obamacare’s Coffin

David Catron, The American Spectator

Obamacare is being prepared for burial one nail at a time. Trump's recently signed AHP regulation is just the latest to be hammered home. The “Affordable Care Act” will eventually join Prohibition, the Sedition Act, the National Maximum Speed law, and the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law in the graveyard of dumb Beltway ideas. It’s only necessary to keep our eyes on the prize.

Trump-onomics 101

The forgotten working folks who voted for Donald Trump are seeing the benefit of his economic policies in more hours at the factories and other businesses that employ them, higher wages and more job security in the outlook for new orders.

Trump Is Right About the Obamacare Insurance Mandate

David Catron, The American Spectator

If the Democrats ever get control of Congress and the White House again, they will reinstate the fine. And it will be far larger than the one that was just eliminated. This is one of the best reasons for conservative voters to show up at the polls in record numbers during the upcoming midterms. The effective repeal of the individual mandate is a poison pill that will eventually kill Obamacare. But, with the help of beefed up Republican majorities in Congress, President Trump can finish off whatever is left of the risibly titled “Affordable Care Act.” With that done, he will probably be unbeatable in 2020.

Trump Voters Winners In First 24 Hours Of Tax Reform

The Fake News media can kvetch about “trickle down” economics all they want, but $1,000 bonuses to Trump voters – frontline workers and managers – and companies announcing $15 an hour minimum wage is a huge political win for President Trump, and a big quality of life win for America’s hard-pressed working families.

The GOP Establishment Is About To Blow-Up The Pro-Growth Tax Plan

We urge CHQ readers to call their Representative and Senators through the Toll-Free Capitol Switchboard at 1-866-220-0044. Tell them to lower the corporate tax rate to 20 percent, keep the special rate for repatriation at 12 percent and to keep the focus of the tax reform bill on job creation and economic growth, not class warfare.

Senate Bill Kills Obamacare’s Taxes on the Poor

David Catron, The American Spectator

The Republicans, for all their myriad faults, seem to have finally grasped that they must respond to the will of the voters if they wish to maintain their majorities in Congress. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, reconciled with the House tax bill in conference and signed by President Trump into law is a good start toward regaining the trust of their constituents by doing what they were sent to Washington to do.

Outsider Mike Braun Charging Ahead In Indiana GOP Senate Primary

Outsider businessman Mike Braun yesterday released his second television and radio advertising flight of the campaign, titled “Outsider.” The ads will run statewide on broadcast television and radio. Braun is vying for the GOP nomination to take on first-term Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly.

Progressives Whine about Obamacare Premiums

David Catron, The American Spectator

I seem to remember promises about reducing costs, increasing access, and improving quality of care for all Americans. Like most of the public, I never believed that BS, but millions of progressives did. Now it’s time to pay for their magical thinking. Yet they still don’t want to face this undeniable reality — they got punked. Obamacare is, and always was, a scam. It’s time to wake up and smell the fair trade coffee.

The individual mandate belongs in the trash heap

Hadley Heath Manning, Washington Examiner

To really help hardworking Americans get the insurance coverage they need, our approach to healthcare should be very different from the Obamacare approach. We should focus on bringing down costs and offering consumers more options through more vibrant market competition. In the meantime, we can offer Americans tax relief through repeal of Obamacare’s misguided and unproductive individual mandate.

Stop saying 13 million people will lose coverage if the individual mandate is repealed

Philip Klein, Washington Examiner

Now that Senate Republicans have formally decided to add repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate penalties to the tax bill, we're going to be hearing a lot more about the Congressional Budget Office's estimate that 13 million more Americans would be uninsured. But it's important to keep in mind that this doesn't mean that all 13 million will lose coverage.

Maine, Medicaid, and the Gruber Principle

David Catron, The American Spectator

The voters of the Pine Tree state evidently have short memories. The Democrats rely heavily on “the stupidity of the American voter,” as Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber famously phrased it. And the “news” media certainly cannot be counted upon to remind forgetful Mainers that none of the claims made 15 years ago on behalf of expansion were ever fulfilled.

Ron Johnson urges end of 'failed' Obamacare program

Robert King, Washington Examiner

The Affordable Care Act created the Multi-State Plan Program to drive competition on the law’s exchanges, but only one state — Arkansas — is participating in the program next year. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said he is concerned about wasting the manpower of 42 federal employees on the program, which gets $10 million a year.

Does Ralph Northam Think 67% of Virginians are Racists?

David Catron, The American Spectator

If I were voting in tomorrow’s election, I’d have trouble getting past what Northam said about the 67 percent of Virginians who oppose Obamacare: “Why is it that people don’t like the Affordable Care Act? I’ll tell you why, they never accepted who our president was.” Should Virginia be led by a man with such contempt for his constituents? Nope. The Old Dominion can do better than Ralph Northam.

Poll: 68% of Voters Say Dems Own Obamacare

David Catron, The American Spectator

No amount of propaganda will make voters believe President Trump or the GOP created this mess. In fact, their primary complaint about the Republicans is that they haven’t repealed Obamacare yet. The Democrats and their media co-conspirators should be grateful that only two-thirds of the voters blame them for the risibly titled “Affordable Care Act.”

Democrats yelp as Trump upholds Constitution

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

Democrats have naturally complained that Republicans, having failed to repeal or replace Obamacare, are trying to wreck it. There's some basis for that, but also for saying it's Democrats' own fault, since they passed Obamacare in a form even they knew was flawed. One lesson: It's hard to make complex one-size-fits-all laws work. Another: If you don't obey the law, even the cleverest lawyers may not be able to keep you out of trouble.

Trump Faithfully Executes Obamacare; Media, Democrats Go Nuts

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

What Trump has actually done is end the illegal payoffs without which insurance companies have no rational choice but to jack up premiums or flee the Obamacare exchanges. The culprits here are the charlatans who gave us Obamacare. To portray Trump as the bad guy is not merely fake news. It’s an out-and-out lie.

Trump gives Congress a kick in the rear to finally act on health care

John Fund, Fox News

President Trump can follow up on his cancellation of the bailout to Big Insurance by telling members of Congress his next step will be to zero out their exemption, an action which would throw both members and staff on the individual ObamaCare exchanges. Now that would finally put a fire under Congress for real action.

Trump to end Obamacare insurer subsidies, putting pressure on Congress to act

Kimberly Leonard, Washington Examiner

President Trump intends to end insurance subsidies under Obamacare, a move that would likely result in lawsuits and put pressure on Congress to act. According to a statement Thursday evening from the White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, the Trump administration is making the move based on guidance from the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services, which have concluded that there is no appropriation for cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies under Obamacare.