Tag: health care

Health care is the largest special interest group lobbying the congressional super committee

The Sunlight Foundation has broken down by industry the special interests that are lobbying the congressional super committee to avoid having their funds cut. The Foundation’s study reports: The healthcare industry is the dominating lobbying activity before the Super Committee, according to third quarter lobbying reports. Almost 30 percent of the organizations that reported lobbying the... Read more »

Poll: Deep six ObamaCare

A new Rasmussen poll reports: Just before midterm congressional elections in which the new national health care law has been a major issue, 58% of Likely U.S. Voters favor repeal of the measure, including 45% who Strongly Favor it.  That’s the highest overall level of support for repeal since mid-September.

Biden: "I've had it up to here."

Vice President Joe Biden, you might figure from this statement, is a Tea Party “wingnut.” But while the majority of Americans “have had it up to here” with government stimulants, bailouts and stratospheric debt, Biden is huffing and puffing about how he wants more. Here is the incredible message he sent out to supporters of... Read more »

Poll: Health care still not winning fans

Said the National Journal: If President Obama and Democrats were hoping the public would come around on the healthcare overhaul passed in March, they might want to step up their outreach efforts. Just a few months after passage, perception of the law is deeply divided along partisan lines, according to the latest Society for Human... Read more »

Obama's broken promise to middle class?

Three million in middle class to pay health law penalty Uh oh. Already that healthcare bill is turning up little surprises like this. Reports the Washington Times:  Some 3 million middle-class Americans will be required to pay a penalty for not getting health insurance under the Obama administration’s new health care law, raising questions about... Read more »

The multiple failures of healthcare reform

A must read: How other states tried healthcare reform and failed dismally because costs weren’t controlled. Just like Obamacare. This is a troubling perspective.

Mark Kirk, Come Out of Your Neutral Corner

Democrats apparently figure that they have Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk cornered. “Do you,” they demand to know, “favor the repeal of our wonderful comprehensive health reform or do you not?” They have a point. Thanks to Kirk’ lack of clarity, Republicans also have been asking the same question. Kirk, the moderate North Shore congressman,... Read more »

Health Care Law 218: a primer

Read it and weep, courtesy of Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) Washington, Mar 29 – Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), Deputy Whip and Ways and Means Committee member, announced open registration for a new educational course called Healthcare 218: Intro to the Democrat Health Plan.  With 218 days between now and November 2, 2010,... Read more »

Rep. Phil Hare (D-Ill.) doesn't care about the Constitution

Check it out here. It’s a startling administration by the Downstate Democratic congressman that when it comes to health care, he doesn’t care what the Constitution says. He won’t (or can’t) answer what part of the Constitution authority to pass Obama/Dem/Health legislation. If he’s right, there’s nothing that Congress can’t do, including taking over local... Read more »

ObamaCare too costly: poll

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the health care overhaul signed into law last week costs too much and expands the government’s role in health care too far, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, underscoring an uphill selling job ahead for President Obama and congressional Democrats. As reported by USAToday
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