Obamacare

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

New Poll: Conservatives Want Ryan Removed Following Budget Betrayal

Conservatives see the “compromise” spending bill crafted by Speaker Paul Ryan as a surrender to President Obama, according to a new poll conducted by FedUp PAC.  A huge majority wants the House to “remove Ryan and install a speaker who will fight Obama down the line.” Please watch our free "message from the grassroots" video and then forward it to your friends to let the Republican establishment know what you think about their complete surrender to Obama.

Democrats' problem: Americans have little faith in government

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

The Republican party certainly has its problems: a chaotic presidential race, a despised congressional party, unpopularity among the rapidly growing number of non-whites. But the Democratic party has its problems as well. One of them is the fact that the two signature policies of Barack Obama—the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, the nuclear agreement with Iran—are unpopular with most voters.

11 Days to Save America: Defund Obama’s Disastrous Policies or be Complicit in the Destruction of Our Country

We have 11 days to stop the funding of Obama’s priorities; it is time to tell Republicans in Congress that we demand an end to the “show votes” and that instead of giving Obama a blank check for the final year of his administration they must exercise the power the Constitution gave them to stand as a check against Obama’s dangerous policies and unconstitutional actions.

Compassion, Thy Name Is Theft

If government would stop dragging people down by their wallets, then those poor victims might just be able to pull themselves up by the boot straps.

Obamacare bill pits conservatives against each other

Paige Winfield Cunningham, Washington Examiner

The dissension among groups that are usually aligned is putting Republicans between a rock and a hard place, and they now must choose which ones to please and which to anger when it comes to a budget reconciliation bill the Senate will soon consider.

Levin: Why we don’t trust the GOP establishment

Chris Pandolfo, Conservative Review

As Levin pointed out, if Republicans want conservatives’ trust and votes, they’ll need to earn them. That starts with using budget reconciliation to fully repeal Obamacare like the GOP promised.

Establishment Republicans Walking Away From Full Obamacare Repeal

A one sentence repeal of Obamacare through the budget reconciliation bill should be an easy call for Republicans. They have the majority, they can ignore the recommendation of the Senate Parliamentarian if it goes against them, let the Senate vote on a favorable interpretation of the rules and forge forward – but that requires a credible argument and a spine, both of which are in short supply among establishment Republican “leaders” in Congress.

House Leaders Devise Plan to Fund Planned Parenthood and Retreat from Obamacare Repeal

Erick Erickson, RedState

At best, reconciliation offers to "get a bill to the President's desk" but no leverage to actually accomplish the objective of getting it signed into law. It’s an exercise in high-end failure theatre that also insulates congressmen who just voted to fund Planned Parenthood and Obamacare from any retribution from their voters.

Jindal hits Walker on Obamacare plan

Newsmax

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's roll-out of an Obamacare replacement plan Tuesday prompted a scathing attack by rival presidential candidate and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who labeled it "Obamacare lite."

It’s Not About Trump – It’s About The Failures Of The Republican Establishment

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
What the Republican establishment, and the Washington political elite in general can’t seem to grasp is Trump’s support is coming from the same place in American politics that the 2009 Tea Party movement came from -- the failure of the Republican establishment to stand for its own principles.

Cruz on Supreme Court: The Justices 'Put on an Obama Jersey'

NBC's Meet The Press

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, argued on NBC's "Meet the Press" that members of the Supreme Court "put on an Obama jersey" by voting to uphold the Affordable Care Act and strike down restrictions on same sex marriage. "It is the justices who have politicized the Court," claimed the republican presidential contender.

On Obamacare, John Roberts helps overthrow the Constitution

George F. Will, The Washington Post

Conservatives are dismayed about the Supreme Court’s complicity in rewriting the Affordable Care Act — its ratification of the IRS’s disregard of the statute’s plain and purposeful language. But they have contributed to this outcome. Their decades of populist praise of judicial deference to the political branches has borne this sour fruit.

Supremes to GOP Leaders: Man-Up On Obamacare

What Justice Roberts’ opinion and the Supreme Court majority said to Congressional Republican leaders in King v. Burwell was, in essence, “don’t expect us to save you from the bad policies previous Congresses passed into law,” so “man-up” and do the work the Constitution gave you to fix them or live with them. And the way we see it, this tough love from Justice Roberts to the Republican leaders in Congress applies to other areas of Obama overreach and governmental “jiggery-pokery" as well.

Which GOP Presidential Candidates Will Commit To Repealing Obamacare?

We join the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer in suggesting that the winnowing process for 2016 begins today. Republican presidential candidates who publicly pledge to vote for or sign into law the repeal of ObamaCare will still be viable conservative candidates. Those who won’t make that pledge ought to be toast. 

Conservative Reaction: SCOTUS Upholds Obamacare Subsidies

United States Supreme Court released its decision in the King v. Burwell Obamacare case upholding the current subsidy scheme, which on its face conficts with the plain language of the statute Congress enacted. More on this developing story will be posted as the implications of the decision become clearer.

Only Democrats Are to Blame for Obamacare Chaos

David Harsanyi, The Federalist

In the past few years, any SCOTUS decision that potentially disrupts liberal policy aims has been depicted as an unprecedented and extraordinary partisan overreach that threatens civic order and the norms of democracy. If the president is willing to berate SCOTUS for protecting the First Amendment, you can imagine what we're in for should something unpleasant happen to the signature achievement of the new progressive era -- Obamacare.

Florida lawsuit takes aim at federal health officials

Kathleen McGrory, Miami Herald

As a standoff over Medicaid expansion brought the legislative session to an unexpected halt on Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott filed two lawsuits claiming the federal government tried to force the healthcare policy upon Florida. Scott first floated the idea two weeks ago, after federal health officials said they would be more likely to continue a $2.2 billion hospital funding program known as the Low Income Pool if state lawmakers voted to expand health care coverage to low-income Floridians.

Could Obama Bypass the Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling?

William Baude, The New York Times Op-Ed

If the administration loses in King, it can announce that it is complying with the Supreme Court’s judgment — but only with respect to the four plaintiffs who brought the suit. This announcement would not defy a Supreme Court order, since the court has the formal power to order a remedy only for the four people actually before it. 

Over 85% of Obamacare enrollees qualify for subsidies

Noam N. Levey, LA Times

More than 85% of Americans who signed up for health coverage this year through the Affordable Care Act qualified for government subsidies, according to a new report that underscores the scope of the aid at a time when the Supreme Court is considering sharply restricting it.

GOP Senators' Ocare Bridge to Nowhere

Dave Urbanski, The Blaze

Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, John Barrasso of Wyoming and Orrin Hatch of Utah announced they planned to sponsor financial assistance for a “transitional period” and that states would be allowed the freedom to improve their health care systems. They provide no detail on how much assistance they would propose, its duration or how to pay for it. Nor do they say how they would address divisions among Republicans or Obama administration opposition to improving or repairing the 2010 law.