Tag Archives: ObamaCare

Scalia: Call it SCOTUScare, not Obamacare

Breaking bad news: In King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia lays out what today’s ruling on Obamacare means.    In the dissent, Scalia writes, Having transformed two major parts of the law, the Court today has turned its attention to a third. The Act thatContinue Reading

NC Congressman responds to BCBS rate increase

North Carolina’s Patrick McHenry from the 10th district published a press release on Monday after Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC announced rate hikes of nearly 26% for healthcare plans. He said, “Today’s announcement is further evidence that in North Carolina, the basic premise of Obamacare—that healthcare would become affordable—is a lie. The Affordable Care ActContinue Reading

Sen. Ted Cruz talks foreign policy, Clinton, Rubio, Obamacare before JLF speech

Before U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and an announced candidate for president spoke to the John Locke Foundation’s headliner luncheon, he took a few moments to speak with reporters gathered outside the North Raleigh Hilton. “I’m very glad to have the opportunity to speak to the John Locke Foundation in particular about the national securityContinue Reading

Insurance Subsidies heard in US Supreme Court on Friday

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the King v. Burwell case that challenges the legality of federal health care subsidies to low- and middle-income residents who purchase insurance on the federal health care exchange in those 37 states that did not establish their own state-based exchange. This issue for the court is, “Whether the InternalContinue Reading

Video killed the ACA star

Another video has surfaced featuring smug, elitist Obamacare architect Jonathan “What, Another Speak-o?” Gruber boasting about Americans being “too stupid” to realize they were being deliberately misled over the Affordable Care Act. Earlier this week, Americans learned from a University of Pennsylvania video that Gruber had trumpeted his and other ACA advocates’ use of subterfugeContinue Reading

Local Congressman’s Op-Ed in Lincoln County paper

Lincoln County is near Charlotte and in the district of one of North Carolina’s congressmen.  Patrick McHenry wrote an op-ed and it was published in the Lincoln-Times News.  I pulled some excerpts from the article, but if you want to read the entire article, click here. Last month when I was at home in WesternContinue Reading

Br[ackets] and c[elebrities] — the panem et circenses of present-day America

Conjure magic for them and they’ll be distracted. Take away their freedom, and still they’ll roar. The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the Senate. It’s the sand of the Colosseum. He’ll bring them death, and they will love him for it. — Senator Gracchus, describing the Emperor Commodus’ political strategy, fromContinue Reading

‘Utter chaos’

Avik Roy details the result of the Obama administration’s surprise announcement last night essentially allowing a hardship exemption and making catastrophic plans available for all. Roy’s post is worth a full read. Here is a summary of recent events: millions of Americans have seen their plans canceled (making the president’s promise to his fellow AmericansContinue Reading