Obama declared health care law ‘is here to stay’
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013 4:22:40 PM by Olog-hai
Caught between nervous Democrats and emboldened Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday stepped up the sales pitch on his health care overhaul as the final elements of his top domestic achievement go into effect.
With his legacy and the law’s success at stake, Obama said: “The law is here
“It’s pretty easy to describe what ails this country because far too many Americans have forgotten the basic premise of what our founders knew,” Johnson said in a speech on Friday at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s “Defending the American Dream Summit” in Washington, D.C.
Yes, if Mitt Romney wins the White House and his Republican allies retake the Senate, he could shred most of President Barack Obama’s health care law without having to overpower a Democratic filibuster.
But it won’t be as easy as some Republicans portend, and it certainly won’t be quick.
Posted on Friday, June 29, 2012 12:21:03 PM by QT3.14
Patrick Kennedy, a former representative from Rhode Island and son of the late Ted Kennedy, warned in a fundraising email for Congressional Democrats that if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds President Obama’s health care law, then “dangerous Tea Party extremists will go on a rampage.”
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care law within the next week, and House Speaker John Boehner has issued a pre-emptive warning to fellow House Republicans if parts of the law are struck down: Forget about celebrating.
In a memo sent to his entire caucus Friday, Boehner warned members not to gloat over what most Republicans would see as a victory.
“[I]f the Court strikes down all or part of the president’s health care law, there will be no spiking of the ball,” Boehner wrote in the memo. “Republicans are focused on the economy—and under President Obama’s policies, our economy is struggling. We will not celebrate at a time when millions of our fellow Americans remain out of work, the national debt has exceeded the size of our nation’s economy, health costs continue to rise, and small businesses are struggling to hire.”
Nancy Pelosi: Health law represents ‘life…. ( INSANE ALERT!)
Politico ^ | Jujne 7, 2012 | JENNIFER HABERKORN
Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2012 1:44:40 PM by yoe
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended the health care reform law, tying it to the promises written in the Declaration of Independence.
The Affordable Care Act is “about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for the American people,” Pelosi told reporters on Capitol Hill. She said it “unlocks” them from a job to pursue happiness without the threat of losing their health insurance.
Sebelius: ‘We’ll be ready’ if Supreme Court strikes healthcare law By Elise Viebeck – 06/07/12 11:53 AM ET
President Obama’s top health official told an audience Thursday that the administration will be prepared to react if the Supreme Court strikes down its healthcare reform law.
When asked why she is so confident the Supreme Court will uphold the health care law, Pelosi says, “Because I know the Constitution.”
“This bill is ironclad,” she continued. “It is ironclad. Nobody was frivolous with the Constitution and the health of the American people in writing the bill,” she said. “So, that’s where my confidence springs from, the merit of the bill and the nature of the Constitution. The makeup of the court, well, we’ll see.”
“I’m predicting 6-3 in favor,” Mrs. Pelosi told the Paley Center for Media. “We shall see. It’s a lesson in civics, and I respect it.”
She didn’t say which six justices she thought would uphold the law.
Unlike the White House, which said it is not thinking ahead to what happens if the court strikes down part or all of the law, Mrs. Pelosi did grapple with that question, saying Congress will have to find a way to make sure that the benefits she said are now going to 80 million people must be preserved.
Nominating Romney could potentially sway the Supreme Court, which may offer the best chance for blocking the health law from fully coming into the force. The court could end up weighing the health care law in the midst of the 2012 presidential election.
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One year after President Barack Obama signed the health-care overhaul into law, federal officials are urging Florida and other reluctant states to shape it to meet their needs and to take advantage of millions of dollars of federal planning grants. Failure to participate, officials warned this week, means a loss of state control.
But Florida Gov. Rick Scott — backed by fellow Republicans in the Legislature who strongly oppose “ObamaCare” — has refused $2 million in federal planning money and ordered state agencies not to implement the law. In addition, Florida has challenged the law in federal court, in a lawsuit filed before Scott was elected in November.
“We believe the federal law is unconstitutional, in which case it won’t be enforced,” said Jack McDermott, spokesman for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.
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Obama Administration Continues Spending Taxpayer Money Authorized by a Law Declared Unconstit…
CNSNews ^ | February 10, 2011 | Susan JonesPosted on Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:09:23 PM by jazusamo
Kathleen SebeliusHHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius toldmembers of a Senate committee thatObamacare is helping millions ofAmericans, including those who are allowedto be on their parent’s health insurancepolicy until they are 26.CNSNews.com/Penny StarrCNSNews.com -
But that hasn’t stopped the Obama administration from spending hundreds of millions of dollars authorized by the disputed law.On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a $750 million investment in prevention and public health — funded through the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which was created by the new health care law.
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Obama’s Claim That He Did Not Raise Taxes Is Rejected As ‘Blatantly False’ by Taxpayer Watchdog
CNS NEWS.com ^ | February 8, 2011 | Fred LucasPosted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 3:51:32 PM by KaslinCNSNews.com –
President Obama’s assertion on Sunday that he “didn’t raise taxes once” is “blatantly false,” a taxpayer watchdog group says. Obama made the claim in his pre-Super Bowl interview with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.According to Americans for Tax Reform ATR, President Obama has signed into law at least two dozen tax increases.
The first one – a federal tobacco tax hike – came just 16 days into his presidency.ATR says the $1 trillion health care overhaul alone added numerous taxes, including the individual mandate that requires most Americans to purchase health insurance or else pay a fine.During the legislative debate, Obama and Democrats in Congress argued that a penalty for not carrying insurance is not a tax.
But in recent attempts to defend Obamacare as constitutional, the Obama Justice Department has called the penalty a tax.The health care law’s employer mandate provision also should be considered a tax, ATR said.
That provision requires companies to report all business-to-business sales of goods and services exceeding $600 to the Internal Revenue Service. In a bipartisan vote, the Senate recently voted to repeal the so-called 1099 provision, and Obama says he supports the repeal.The health care law also includes a tax on medical device manufacturers, as well as a higher tax on withdrawals from health savings accounts and a cap on flexible spending accounts……………………
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