Archive for "Health Care"

Calls To House Health Committee Needed

The House Health Committee will meet on Wednesday morning at 9:00am and will consider the Health Care Rights of Conscience Act (HB178).  This legislation gives health care providers, institutions and payers the right to decline to perform services that violate their consciences.  Eagle Forum urges Health Committee members to support this legislation. House Health Committee […]

Filed Under Abortion, Alabama House, Featured, Health Care, Legislation

Second Federal Judge Rules Obamacare is Unconstitutional

You would think the Obama administration might get the message, but they still plan to appeal the decision.  This ruling was particularly significant because more than half of the states were plaintiffs in the matter. A federal judge in Florida struck down President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare overhaul as unconstitutional on Monday in the biggest […]

Filed Under Health Care, Judicial, Legislation, US House, US Senate

What is the Significance of the Health Care Repeal Vote?

Update:  Phyllis Schlafly has also written a good piece on the subject. Matthew Continetti has a great article in the Weekly Standard explaining the significance of the vote to repeal Obamacare. Something remarkable happened in Washington last week, and too few people in the media and politics appreciate it. The House of Representatives voted to […]

Filed Under Health Care

Federal Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional

Today Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled that the individual mandate to buy health insurance is unconstitutional, saying that it “exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power.”  The suit was brought by VA Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli who argued that the individual mandate was an unconstitutional expansion of the Commerce Clause. The White House dismissed the […]

Filed Under Health Care, Legislation

Obamacare, the Commerce Clause, and the U.S. Constitution

Peter Suderman has a good article over at Reason on yesterday’s ruling in the Virginia lawsuit challenging Obamacare.  Essentially, the Court said you don’t actually have to be engaged in commerce for your choices to be regulated under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. As he correctly points out, this analysis is a recipe for […]

Filed Under Health Care, Judicial

Obamacare Causes AARP To Raise Rates

They lobbied for the bill, and now blame it for having to raise employee rates… WASHINGTON – AARP’s endorsement helped secure passage of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Now the seniors’ lobby is telling its employees their insurance costs will rise partly as a result of the law. In an e-mail to employees, AARP says health care […]

Filed Under Health Care

Obamacare Provides a Grim Diagnosis

Sens. Tom Coburn and John Barrasso, both doctors, have released a report on the effect of Obamacare to date.  It is not a pretty picture. They find that: Obamacare costs America nearly 800,000 jobs, most coming from within the medical industry: The CBO “estimates that the legislation, on net, will reduce the amount of labor […]

Filed Under Health Care, Legislation, US House, US Senate

Insurance Premiums Rising As A Result of Obamacare

Yesterday, The Heritage Foundation published this piece about how Obamacare would simultaneously cause insurance premiums to rise and prevent companies from raising them. The Heritage article is extremely relevant given this piece from Monday’s Birmingham News: In filings with the Alabama Department of Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and VIVA Health reported they […]

Filed Under Health Care