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

Joe Biden’s Obamacare Retread

David Catron, The American Spectator

Former Vice President Biden’s health plan isn’t a moderate proposal. It’s just as radical as anything proposed by Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren — only less honest. As Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, wrote last July in the Washington Post, “Whether conceived as an expansion of Medicare or the creation of a government health care option, the public option is a Trojan horse with single-payer hiding inside.” “Good Ole Joe” knows that, of course. Even if he can’t always figure out exactly which state he’s in, he’s still sentient enough to know a retread of Obamacare will sell better than single payer, even if the end result will be identical.

Obamacare’s Ozymandian Ruins

David Catron, The American Spectator

After Donald Trump took office, the pace at which Obamacare provisions and regulations began disappearing increased noticibly. The ongoing demolition of Obamacare also includes countless regulatory excisions that are far too numerous to list here, but the point is obvious. The fabled health care “reform” law is looking more and more like the shattered visage so vividly described in Shelly’s famous sonnet. Moreover, the panic with which Obamacare apologists respond to each new crack in the edifice renders it clear that they know how it will end. As our friend professor Bagley puts it, “most or all of the law may have to be scrapped.” To paraphrase the great poet, they look upon their work and despair.

Ken Cuccinelli For Secretary Of Homeland Security

Our preferred replacement for acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan is acting Director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli. Cuccinelli has three things that McAleenan lacked – a commitment to the Trump border security agenda, a willingness to fight Democrats and the Republican establishment to make the President’s agenda a reality, and the effective TV presence necessary to sell it to the American people.

Conservative Leaders Oppose the Nomination of Judge Halil Ozerden

The toll free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044). Call your Senators today and urge them to vote NO on the confirmation of Judge Halil Ozerden to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. We also invite CHQ readers to call President Trump via the White House comment line (1-202-456-1111) and urge him to withdraw this ill-advised nomination.

Big Win For Religious Liberty: Obama Abortion Mandate Loses In Court

We urge CHQ readers and friends to call United States Attorney General William Barr’s comment line (202-353-1555) to urge the Attorney General not to appeal Judge Hovland’s ruling in the Christian Employers Alliance case and to extend this decision nationwide to protect the religious liberty of all pro-life employers.

Liberate Americans to Shop for Medical Care

Deroy Murdock, National Review

Few Americans have bought a quart of milk, a gallon of gas, or a pair of socks without checking its price tag. But almost no one has any idea what medical care costs. Since third-party insurance companies handle most bills, prices are virtually classified. HHS is considering a great idea: Doctors, clinics, hospitals, and pharmacies would have to inform patients what this procedure, that drug, or this device actually costs. Equipped with prices — the most basic data in any market — Americans would be empowered to shop around and make better-informed health-care choices. The ensuing competition among medical providers should lower outlays — as it does everywhere else in the economy.

Find A Stop Socialism Choose Freedom Rally Today

Today is the tenth anniversary of the first Tax Day Tea Parties. In recognition of this anniversary, across the country over 400 people have stepped up to help Tea Party Patriots organize “Stop Socialism Choose Freedom” rallies. To find a rally near you go to https://bit.ly/2Gf8GO4.

Socialized Medicine: Saving Money By Killing Grandma

The Economic Report of the President has several interesting sections on the effects of socialist policies and one of the most interesting is its examination of socialist healthcare plans, such as the Socialist Democrats’ “Medicare for All” (M4A) legislation, which would achieve its purported savings by cutting off life extending healthcare to older Americans.

The Indispensable Rep. Louie Gohmert

All too often we must ask CHQ readers to call Congress to protest some anti-conservative action by the so-called leaders of the Republican Party. Today we urge CHQ readers and friends to call Rep. Louie Gohmert’s office (1-866-220-0044) to thank him for his steadfast conservative leadership and especially for his successful efforts to gain the release of Sgt. Derrick Miller. (Pictured above Mrs. Renee Miller, mother of Sgt. Derrick Miller and Rep. Louie Gohmert)

Green New Deal Reveals the Naked Truth of Agenda 21

The Green New Deal's multiple threats to property rights and individual liberty vindicate our friend Tom DeWeese's many warnings that "smart growth" and the UN's Agenda 21 were just the beginning of the Left's war on private property and the idea of limited constitutional government.

Rush Makes Half Of A Great Point

Rush made the point that, to many voters, government's ability to keep spending is like water in the faucet - it's assumed it will always be there. But the part he left out is that one of the main reasons that is so is because under Speakers Boehner and Ryan Republicans stopped talking about fiscal restraint and started spending like Democrats.

Financial Markets Depend on Trump Holding Firm

The greatest threat to free markets is not the Democrats, everyone knows they are at heart socialists and crony capitalists, it is from cynical and spineless Republicans who give nothing but lip service to the ideals of personal and economic liberty.

Leftist Judges Are Creating A Pre-Civil War America

The Supreme Court’s infamous Dred Scott decision authored by Democrat Chief Justice Roger B. Taney was the ultimate expression of the long-held Democrat Party belief that state officials elected as Democrats have the right to impose their will and their laws on the residents of other states.

What the war over Obamacare is really about

Monica Crowley, Washington Times

Leftists cheered when the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare six years ago. But the context in which the law operates has now changed, and with Judge O’Connor’s ruling, their cheers for the federal judiciary have stopped. We don’t know how the current Court will rule. But we do know that for the left, Obamacare was always just a stepping stone, which is why instead of abandoning government-run health care, they’re preparing to go even bigger. Their relentless mission is to, as Mr. Obama put it, “fundamentally transform” the nation toward statist collectivism, of which government health care is a critical part.

Trump’s Making Health Insurance More Affordable

Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

The Trump administration is encouraging states to do it a fairer way, departing from Obamacare rules and allowing insurers to charge healthy buyers less than sick ones. That doesn’t mean people with pre-existing conditions are abandoned. The cost of their care is paid for out of general state revenues, spreading the burden widely instead of skewering buyers in the individual insurance market. Alaska, one of the first states to try it, was able to lower Obamacare premiums by double digits in 2018.

Mining CSPAN for Democrat Impeachment Gold

To put the Democrats’ hypocrisy on what is and is not an impeachable offense in context, our friend Ben Weingarten compared comments made by Rep. Jerold Nadler following the release of the sentencing memorandum for the president’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, with what Nadler said during the Bill Clinton impeachment.

Good Riddance to Obamacare

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Republicans have to head this off at the pass if they wish to preserve free market medicine. Free market (capitalist-based) medicine has been vastly more important to everyone's health than most realize, because it has been the impetus for many of the extraordinary high-tech inventions and advanced pharmaceuticals that have driven the life expectancy of Americans ever higher (until now, with the opioid crisis, alas). Moreover, it has induced many of our most intelligent people to be doctors.

The Democrats’ Delusions Drive The Trump Impeachment Narrative

Democrats have convinced themselves that Donald Trump’s election was fraud, not a revolution against the Leftwing establishment consensus in Washington. So, while the narrative has shifted from Russian collusion to real or imagined campaign finance violations, the underlying concept that Donald Trump was “fraudulently” elected President hasn’t shifted at all.

Mark Meadows For White House Chief Of Staff

The most important job President Trump’s next Chief of Staff has is not making the trains run on time – it is making the trains deliver on President Trump’s agenda to ensure his reelection. Priebus and Kelly both failed in that important part of the job, Mark Meadows is the only name that has surfaced who can deliver on it in the face of a hostile Nancy Pelosi-led Congress.

Give Thanks For Ron DeSantis And Rick Scott

The aim of Steyer, Soros and their network of Far-Left megadonors wasn’t just electing another progressive governor, it was putting Florida out of reach of Republican presidential candidates forever. Thanks to Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott that didn’t happen, and the Democrats’ well-planned election fraud was stymied and turned over to federal authorities for criminal investigation.