It is said of hurricanes that the danger is less the wind, and more the debris blown about by it.
Last Wednesday when President Obama addressed the nation to announce the deficit-reduction compromise, most of the “wind” concerned the conflict between the President’s approach to fiscal responsibility and that of Congressman Paul Ryan and the Republican party.
Back in February, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, a Republican, announced that the Sooner State would be accepting a $54.6 million grant from the federal government to help create a health insurance exchange for Oklahomans that's required by the new healthcare law dubbed ObamaCare. But last Thursday, Fallin reversed her position, saying the state would not accept the federal grant.
Sen. Barbara Boxer can’t decide whether she wants the Internal Revenue Service to police Americans’ healthcare decisions or not.
Though the Left has not missed a beat, immediately attacking Representative Paul Ryan’s proposal to overhaul Medicare, Fox News reports that “the basic details of the plan are not so far off from several other healthcare systems — including the coverage provided to members of Congress, the Medicare Advantage program and the so-called health insurance exchanges established under the Democrats’ federal healthcare system overhaul.”
During an address delivered at a healthcare forum sponsored by Bloomberg Government, Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (pictured) described the services provided by the American health care system as on par with those in “a developing country.”
In a recent video produced by the Cato Institute, attorney David Rivkin (picture, left) declared that the individual mandate of ObamaCare is unconstitutional. He described that particular provision of the year-old health care law as violative of “centuries of settled case law,” and as “fundamentally different from every law regulating commerce that Congress has ever enacted since the the first days of our Republic.”
The Obama Administration's message to Florida: Play ball according to our rules or we’ll take over the whole ballgame.
About half the states are suing to overturn all or part of ObamaCare for a variety of reasons, foremost among them the undeniable fact that it oversteps the federal government’s constitutional authority.
ObamaCare celebrates its one-year anniversary on Wednesday, March 23. Believe it or not, it’s been one year since President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. This act, together with its younger sibling, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (who turns the big 1 on March 30), are the duo known collectively as ObamaCare.
The Florida State Senate on March 16 achieved a significant milestone on behalf of those who oppose the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (a.k.a. ObamaCare) as unconstitutional, draconian, and an infringement on states' rights. The Senate quickly passed a proposed amendment to the Florida state Constitution known as the "Health Care Freedom Act." If the amendment is also passed by the House, it would be placed on the ballot next year, and if it is then approved by a three-fifths majority, it would become part of the Florida Constitution. The amendment would allow any person or employer to opt out of the ObamaCare mandates for purchasing or providing healthcare coverage.
As if there weren’t already enough reasons to hope Newt Gingrich never becomes President, here comes another one: He says that he has no regrets about having supported the Medicare prescription drug benefit even though that program now presents the federal government with a $7.2 trillion unfunded liability.