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In ObamaCare, Politics Watch on 03/2012 at 12:00 AM

March 26, 2012 – Let The Supremes have their cake, and maybe eat it too  David Rivkin, lead counsel who represented the 26 states alongside Florida challenging the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, explains what is ahead for the Justices in the ObamaCare Hearings and what the Justices are expected to say. (Fox News) More > …

Jan. 13, 2012 – Don’t expect a TKO! Obama Administration boxing in Scalia on ObamaCare  David Rivkin, an outside counsel for the plaintiffs in the health reform case, told National Review he’s “very comfortable” that Scalia will seize upon this distinction to strike down the mandate. (Talking Points Memo) More > …

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May 3, 2011 – U.S. Senator from Arizona pens column on ObamaCare rationing  From text: “the point is, we do not give 15 government bureaucrats the right to ration Americans’ health care.”(Miner) More > …

April 26, 2011 – Boehner Boldly Goes Where No GOP Rep Will Go According to Speaker John Boehner, the House Republican budget, which passed on April 15, “transforms Medicare into a plan that’s very similar to the President’s own healthcare bill.” (TPM) More > …

April 25, 2011 – Rexcuse Me? Kagan stays in for Virginia ruling “With Kagan apparently set to vote in the Supreme Court’s ultimate decision on the Affordable Care Act . . . the chances that the law, or part of it, will be ruled unconstitutional are diminished. Justice Anthony Kennedy likely remains the critical vote, though there has been speculation that a more conservative court member could end up voting to uphold the law.” (Huffington Post) More > …

April 22, 2011 – Obama likes comparing his plan to Social Security and Medicare Line of the week: ObamaCare does have something in common with these two entitlements: Both of them could have worked if they had been less ambitious. (Washington Examiner) More > …

April 21, 2011 – Craftiness of the Otter! Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed an executive order that prohibits Idaho’s government entities from taking federal dollars meant to pay for national healthcare reform in the state. (Fox12 Idaho.com) More > …

April 20, 2011 – Deadline FAIL The Georgia Legislature is trying to set up mandatory health exchanges before a not-yet-determined deadline. (GeorgiaHealthNews.com) More > …

April 18, 2011 – Peace out 1099 tax reporting This couldn’t had come at a better time, ObamaCare’s new small business tax reporting requirement—the so-called 1099 provision—is no more, making it the first part of the law to be repealed. (Reason.com) More > …

April 15, 2011 – Are you rrrrrready to rrrrrumble?! Now that the budget has passed the House, the real fight can begin. (Wall Street Journal) More > …

April 14, 2011 – Deep thoughts with Philip Klein Writing for the Washington Examiner, Philip Klein mused on the 12-year window the Obama Administration is using to calculate the levels of ObamaCare spending and how much money it will supposedly save taxpayers. According to Klein, this finagling of the numbers may be potent ammo for those disputing ObamaCare’s supposed benefits. More > …

April 12, 2011 – RyanCare and ObamaCare’s common double standard “It’s really peculiar to come along and say you want to repeal the Affordable Care Act exchanges but create exchanges for the elderly,” Brookings health care expert Hank Aaron tells Ezra Klein in this interview on Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan.” (The Atlantic) More > …

Giving it another try! House GOP launches new effort to defund ObamaCare

In ObamaCare, Politics Watch on 05/2011 at 10:26 AM

The House goes after two funding measures, one dealing with the setting up of state insurance exchanges and the other for school-based health center construction. (Newsmax) More > …

Pfizer CEO refuses to repudiate support for ObamaCare

In Politics Watch on 04/2011 at 10:26 AM

Under direct questioning, Pfizer CEO Ian Read refused to repudiate the company’s support for ObamaCare at the company’s annual meeting today in Dallas. (National Legal and Policy Center) More > …

Pfizer Foul-up?

In Politics Watch on 04/2011 at 10:26 AM

Drug giant Pfizer’s support for ObamaCare to be challenged at annual meeting. (National Legal and Policy Center) More > …

***BREAKING*** Supreme Court rejects Virginia bid on ObamaCare

In Politics Watch on 04/2011 at 10:25 AM

Virginia’s lawsuit against federal health-care legislation will not be heard directly by the U.S. Supreme Court, the court ruled today.  Kagan did not recuse herself. (Richmond Times DispatchMore > …

Eat A Peach: Georgia becomes first state to pass compact against ObamaCare

In Politics Watch on 04/2011 at 10:25 AM

“The legislation, signed on Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal, allows Georgians to join with residents of other states in an interstate compact that would supersede federal health care law. At least a dozen other states are debating similar legislation.” (FitsNews.com) More > …

Columnist wins Pulitzer for blasting ObamaCare

In Politics Watch on 04/2011 at 10:33 AM

The Wall Street Journal’s Joseph Rago wins some much needed praise for his common sense. (Wall Street JournalMore > …

Oklahoma rejects ObamaCare money

In Politics Watch on 04/2011 at 8:51 AM

“To make it clear Oklahoma will develop its own plan, the state will not accept a $54.6 million federal grant for setting up a system where Oklahomans could shop for health insurance, Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday.” (Fox News) More > …

Democrat in Missouri to oppose ObamaCare

In Politics Watch on 04/2011 at 3:40 PM

“Missouri’s Democratic attorney general broke with his party on Monday and urged a federal judge to invalidate the central provision of the new health care law.” (New York TimesMore > …

Busting ObamaCare’s provisions

In Politics Watch on 04/2011 at 8:51 AM

Friday’s last minute decision on the budget slashed and killed two initiatives in ObamaCare that were bitterly opposed by businesses. (Fox News) More > …

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