Obamacare

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

Coronaviris Exposes Obamacare Failures

David Catron, The American Spectator

The Trump administration is considering the launch of a special enrollment period for people to sign up for Obamacare. This would presumably be useful as a symbolic gesture and it would perhaps even be helpful to a tiny percentage of the population. It will, however, have no effect on the damage the misbegotten “reform” law has already done to our rural health care safety net and it won’t increase our ability to deal with COVID-19. After ten years, Obamacare achieved an almost perfect record of failure, yet it remains as dangerous to the health of the republic as coronavirus is to our bodies. It’s time for SCOTUS to cure us of this debilitating infection.

#1 Priority of All Mayors This Week

I appeal to the mayors of our cities to immediately poll every schoolteacher and day care provider, especially those who’ve been serving children under 12, and find out which children are most at-risk for abuse and hunger in their community – and then within the scope of the law, act quickly to rally support and resources to protect/help these children too young to defend themselves.

Businesses Step Up To Soften Economic Blow Of Wuhan Virus

In one of the under-reported stories of the Wuhan virus economic crisis, businesses large and small have stepped up to help soften the economic blow to their employees and a public stressed by the disruption of their everyday lives. From big companies paying workers during the social distancing shutdown to small whiskey and rum distillers switching over to produce and donate hand sanitizer, the private sector has often moved faster than government.

Democrats Trying To Use Coronavirus Funding For Abortions

Under the guise of protecting people, Speaker Pelosi is working to make sure taxpayer dollars are spent covering abortion. Conservatives must be alert to the reality that Democrats and the Left will relentlessly use every vehicle available to advance their agenda, and the coronavirus panic is perfect cover for sneaking all sorts of radical measures through Congress.

Rep. Louie Gohmert Once Again Stands In The Breach

Remember when Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said of the Obamacare bill, “We have to pass it to know what’s in it”? And remember how well that worked out? On Monday Pelosi was about to one-up that disaster by demanding that the House pass a bill that hadn’t even been written yet. Fortunately, one lone principled limited government constitutional conservative – Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas – stood in the breach to prevent that from happening.

Call Your Senators: Demand Censure Of Senate Democrat Leader Schumer

Sen. Chuck Schumer should be censured for his brazen comments that Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh would "pay the price" for decisions in abortion cases. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Senators to demand that a motion to censure Sen. Schumer for his threats against Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh be introduced and voted on immediately.

Will Chief Justice Roberts Flip On Abortion Like He Flipped On Obamacare?

Roberts cast the deciding vote when the justices last year in a 5-4 vote blocked Louisiana’s law from taking effect while the litigation over its legality continued. That vote brings him into conflict with his position in a Texas case, when Roberts was among the three dissenting justices who concluded that an admitting privileges requirement did not represent an undue burden.

Obamacare Has Another Rendezvous With SCOTUS

David Catron, The American Spectator

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear another constitutional challenge to Obamacare. The 2020 election is shaping up to be yet another one driven by health care. The bad news for the Democrats is that the justices have already signaled, by refusing to expedite the case to accommodate the political calendar, that the latest chapter of the 10-year Obamacare saga will have little or no effect on the election. By the time SCOTUS finishes with this challenge, the general election will have come and gone. It’s probable that the court — particularly Chief Justice Roberts — would like to correct past fumbles like NFIB v. Sebelius and ensure that they have finally heard their last Obamacare case.

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.