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'GANG OF 80' VOWS TO PUT THE KIBOSH ON OBAMACARE


Momentum builds in Congress to defund health-care law
Published: 08/22/2013 at 5:44 PM
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There is new life in the battle to defund Obamacare, as more lawmakers
are willing to use Congress power of the purse to stop the health-care
law.
79 members of Congress have signed a letter to House Speaker John
Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., asking
to defund the implementation and enforcement of ObamaCare in any
relevant appropriations bill brought to the House floor in the 113th
Congress.
The author of the letter, freshman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., released
a copy of the text and all the signatures today.
(http://meadows.house.gov/uploads/Meadows_DefundLetter.pdf)
Obamacare is not ready, and the way it is being implemented is not fair, Meadows said.
By choosing to delay the employer mandate, President Obama demonstrated he knows the law is unworkable. If big
businesses get a break, hardworking individuals and families deserve the same relief, he added.
When Meadows began circulating his letter on Capitol Hill last month he told WND
(http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/defunding-obamacare-already-sees-success/), The will of the majority of the American
people is with us in wanting to move money we would have to spend on Obamacare to other critical areas that have
seen substantial cutbacks.
With the release of the letter today, Meadows said, We want House leadership to know they have a large group of
Members ready to stand with them to stop the presidents destructive and unaffordable health care law.
Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill., said, As the administration continues to delay portions of the law, its becoming clear that
Obamacare isnt ready for primetime, and we must use the power of the purse to slow it down.
Meadows says he will keep up the pressure by keeping a running list of Members who choose to lend their names to
this crucial effort. I am pleased so many of my colleagues have signed on and pledged their commitment to keeping
health care decisions between patients and their doctors, not patients and Washington bureaucrats.
Of the 435 members of Congress in the House, 233 are Republicans.
Roll Call reports (http://blogs.rollcall.com/goppers/obamacare-defunding-letter-to-be-unveiled-thursday-after-heritage-
push/) Heritage Action for America launched a $550,000 online ad campaign Monday that targets GOP lawmakers who
havent yet signed the letter.
(http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/gang-
of-78-
vows-to-
put-the-
kibosh-
on-
obamacare/print/)
The release of the letter comes on the same day as word that Delta Airlines is reportedly issuing a dire warning to their
employees that their healthcare will be radically changed because of ObamaCare.
Human Events (http://www.humanevents.com/2013/08/22/is-delta-bracing-employees-for-an-obamacare-shock/) reports,
along with the memo, Delta is sharing with its employees a letter it sent to Obama administration in June detailing the
extraordinary costs the airline will incur under the health care law.
Delta claims the cost of providing health care to employees will increase by nearly $100,000,000 next year.
It also says the so-called Cadillac tax on the more generous health care plans is probably going to wipe out their pilots
insurance plans in a couple of years.
This all comes on the heel of WNDs recent documentation of 52 major problems with the Affordable Care Act.
(http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/52-shocking-reasons-obamacare-cant-work/)
1) Americans may lose their doctors: (http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/obama-you-may-keep-doctor/) The
president promised, No matter what youve heard, if you like your doctor or health care plan, you can keep them.
However, that promise is not necessarily true, according to his own Department of Human Health and Services. HHS
recently posted the answer to this question on Healthcare.gov: (https://www.healthcare.gov/can-i-keep-my-own-
doctor/) Depending on the plan you choose in the Marketplace, you may be able to keep your current doctor.
The government explains, Most health insurance plans offered in the Marketplace have networks of hospitals, doctors,
specialists, pharmacies, and other health care providers. Networks include health care providers that the plan contracts
with to take care of the plans members. Depending on the type of policy you buy, care may be covered only when you
get it from a network provider.
2) Americans may lose their health plans: (http://blog.heritage.org/2013/08/06/obamacare-taking-away-
americans-health-coverage/) Obama promised you can keep your health plan, but customers with high deductibles
are now discovering their insurance plans do not qualify as government approved under Obamacare, so they will be
required to change plans. A fact-check review by even the left-leaning Politifact.com (http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-
meter/statements/2009/aug/11/barack-obama/barack-obama-promises-you-can-keep-your-health-ins/) found Obamas
promise only half true and difficult to predict, due to continuing uncertainties in the implementation of Obamacare.
3) Worsening health care: (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/28/business/cadillac-tax-health-insurance.html?
partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0) The New York Times reports as many as 75 percent of health plans will be affected by
the so-called Cadillac tax on what the administration labels high-end plans. A health-care expert warned consumers
should expect their plan is going to be more expensive and they will have fewer benefits. The Times predicts those
patients can expect to visit clinics instead of doctors for prescriptions or blood-pressure checks; programs, rather than
doctors, to manage such chronic conditions as diabetes; and a health screening to determine ones odds of developing
a costly health condition.
4) Higher premiums: (http://blog.heritage.org/2013/07/01/obamacare-shocker-premiums-could-
double/) Although Obama claimed his program would save the average family $2,500 on their premiums, a Wall
Street Journal study revealed premiums for healthy people could actually double, or even triple.
5) Higher taxes: (http://www.atr.org/full-list-obamacare-tax-hikes-listed-a7010#ixzz1zTXuZUYl) The Heritage
Foundation found 20 new or increased taxes in Obamacare, including taxes on investment income, Medicare payroll, the
individual and employer mandates, insurance companies, insurance plans, innovator drug companies, medical device
manufacturers, medical bills, flexible spending accounts for special-needs children, over-the-counter medicines, parts of
Medicare D, Blue Cross/Blue Shield deductions and charitable hospitals.
6) Budget deficit increase: (http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/341589/gao-report-obamacare-adds-62-
trillion-long-term-deficit-andrew-stiles) The GAO reports Obamacare will increase the long-term federal deficit by
$6.2 trillion.
7) Hiring freezes: (http://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2013/07/08/for-small-business-owners-the-
obamacare-reality-bites/) A Gallup poll found more than 40 percent of small businesses have frozen hiring because of
Obamacare.
8) Slashed workers hours: (http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227467) A survey by the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce found half of small businesses affected by Obamacare plan to either replace their current full-time workers
with part-timers or cut their workers hours because of the laws requirements.
9) Killing existing jobs: (http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227467) The same survey found 24 percent of small
businesses plan to cut staff to less than 50 to avoid paying penalties for not providing health insurance.
10) Killing new jobs: (http://blog.heritage.org/2012/03/23/the-3-biggest-ways-obamacare-kills-jobs/) One-third
of employers cited the uncertainty of Obamacares costs and regulations as the biggest obstacle to hiring more workers.
New taxes could kill tens of thousands of jobs, possibly causing more layoffs. The employer mandate, once
implemented, will be a disincentive for businesses to hire more than 49 full-time workers if the businesses cant pay for
health insurance.
11) Jobs already killed: (http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/9-ways-obamacare-has-killed-jobs-already/) Layoffs at a south-
side Chicago hospital, a Wisconsin health care company, a Pennsylvania community college and cities in Ohio and
Pennsylvania have already been attributed to Obamacare.
Job seekers line up outside a New York City unemployment office
12) More than 1,200 business waivers: (http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-
implementation/202791-hhs-finalizes-more-than-1200-healthcare-waivers) HHS acknowledged issuing
businesses more than 1,200 waivers from parts of Obamacare by January 2012. After that, the department stopped
updating the total number of waivers because of monthly ridicule from the GOP. Instead, HHS stopped accepting
applications for one-year waivers and simply granted or denied waivers through the end of the year.
13) Higher Medicare costs: (http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/05/the-obama-medicare-agenda-
why-seniors-will-fare-worse) A Heritage Foundation analysis found Obamacare will force seniors to suffer higher out-
of-pocket expenses over the next five years. Payments will be reduced to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and home
health-care agencies.
14) Seniors may lose Medicare: (http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/05/the-obama-medicare-
agenda-why-seniors-will-fare-worse) Another Heritage Foundation study determined, Many seniors will experience
a reduction in their Medicare Advantage benefits or even a loss of their existing plan.
15) Americans reject Obamacare: (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505267_162-57595225/cbs-news-poll-finds-
more-americans-than-ever-want-obamacare-repealed/) A CBS News poll found 54 percent of Americans
disapprove of the health-care law. More Americans than ever, 39 percent, want it repealed.
16) Fewer insurance companies: (http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/15/smallbusiness/health-
insurance/index.html) Businesses providing health insurance dropped from 59 percent to 52 percent from 2000 to
2011.
17) Fewer insurance choices: (http://reason.com/blog/2013/07/16/california-obamacare-patients-can-
expect) Two major health care providers, United Healthcare and Aetna, stopped providing coverage in California
because of Obamacares requirements.
18) Basic health plan delayed: (http://capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org/index.php/2013/02/hhs-delays-basic-
health-plan-option-until-2015/) The administration postponed until after the 2014 election the health program for low-
to-moderate income people who dont qualify for expanded Medicaid.
19) Early retiree program broke: (http://blog.heritage.org/2013/03/22/obamacare-at-three-years-a-broke-
program-for-early-retirees/) A plan intended to insure early retirees between ages 55 and 65, and their dependents,
until government-run exchanges are in place quickly ran out of money. HHS stopped accepting new applications in May
2011. By December 2011, the program had spent its $5 billion budget and stopped paying any claims two years
before it was supposed to end.
20) High-risk pools failing: (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/us/politics/overruns-forcing-lower-payments-
to-some-providers-in-stopgap-health-program.html?tntemail0=y) The administration cut payments to doctors and
hospitals before it ran out of money to fund the pre-existing condition insurance plan for people with cancer, heart
disease and other serious conditions. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius simply announced health care facilities and
providers will get paid less for providing the same services.
21) Insurance co-ops failing: (http://washingtonexaminer.com/vermont-delivers-setback-to-obamacare-co-
ops/article/2530852) The Inspector General for HHS reported most of the 24 health care cop-ops created under
Obamacare are in danger of running out of money before they even provide health insurance.
22) Uninsured children: (http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/21/business/la-fi-kids-health-insurance-
20100921) Major health insurance companies, including Anthem Blue Cross and Aetna, decided to stop selling new
policies for children rather than comply with the law now forbidding them from rejecting children with pre-existing medical
conditions. Insurers say the law could create large and unexpected costs.
23) Union opposition: (http://blogs.wsj.com/corporate-intelligence/2013/07/12/union-letter-obamacare-will-
destroy-the-very-health-and-wellbeing-of-workers/) The leaders of three major U.S. unions (including the
Teamsters), which strongly supported Obamacare, now warn Democratic leaders that unless the health-care law
undergoes major changes, it will destroy the very health and well-being of our members along with millions of other
hardworking Americans. It will also destroy the foundation of the 40-hour work week that is the backbone of the
American middle class.
24) Patients expect worsening care:
(http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/archive/health_care_update_archive/july_2013/61_expect_health_care_in_u_s_to_get_worse_over_next_two_years)
Rasmussen poll finds 61 percent of Americans expect health care to get worse under Obamacare over the next two
years.
25) Doctors expect worsening care: (http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/obamacare-has-doctors-planning-
exit/) Many doctors fear they will be unable to continue private practice because of low reimbursement rates from
Medicaid and Medicare and will end up working for a corporation hospital where the profits are distributed to
shareholders. Doctors fear they will be punished in that system if they spend too much time with a patient or provide too
much treatment.
26) Small business plan delayed: (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/us/politics/option-for-small-business-
health-plan-delayed.html?_r=0) The administration delayed implementation of a program designed to provide
affordable health insurance to small businesses, a program the New York Times called a major selling point for the
health-care legislation.
27) Losing the mainstream media: (http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/13/20010062-
businesses-claim-obamacare-has-forced-them-to-cut-employee-hours?lite) NBC has discovered Obamacare
will cause some people to lose income, others to lose their jobs and some to lose their insurance. Reporter Lisa Myers
said they spoke to almost 20 small businesses and other entities around the country. Almost all said because of the
new law, theyd be cutting back hours for some employees below 30 each week because they cant afford to offer the
health insurance mandated by Obamacare.
28) Death panels confirmed:
(http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324110404578628542498014414.html) Physician and former
DNC Chairman Howard Dean wrote an editorial in July essentially confirming Sarah Palins contention that Obamcare will
have a death panel. Palin was excoriated for her assertion by the administration and the mainstream media.
PolitiFact.com even dubbed it 2009s Lie of the Year. But Dean confirmed the Independent Payment Advisory Board,
or IPAB, is essentially a health-care rationing body that will be able to stop certain treatments its members do not
favor by simply setting rates to levels where no doctor or hospital will perform them. The rationing board will decide
whether or not some patients get potentially life-saving treatments, which is basically how Palin described death panel
in her 2009 Facebook post. (https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=113851103434)
29) Growing Democratic Party opposition: (http://www.inquisitr.com/898172/sarah-palin-death-panels-
confirmed-by-howard-dean/#41VOX1gj4joVMDG6.99) Along with Howard Dean, 22 elected Democrats at the federal
level now back the repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board. (The American Medical Association, the
American Hospital Association and the pharmaceutical lobby also support repeal of the IPAB.) Four House Democrats
were scolded by their own party after voting with Republicans (http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-
implementation/316045-obamacare-cost-cutting-board-faces-growing-opposition-from-democrats#ixzz2c50GrAiy) to
delay the individual and employer mandates.
30) Medicare cuts delayed: (http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2012/04/24/the-obama-campaigns-8-billion-
taxpayer-funded-medicare-slush-fund/) The administration is spending billions to postpone cuts to Medicare until
after the 2014 election.
31) States resist Medicaid expansion: (http://www.advisory.com/Daily-
Briefing/Resources/Primers/MedicaidMap) Following the Supreme Courts ruling allowing states to opt out of
Medicaid expansion, 24 states are moving toward expanding the program and 21 states are not. (http://kff.org/health-
reform/state-indicator/state-decisions-for-creating-health-insurance-exchanges-and-expanding-medicaid/)
32) Insurance exchanges unwanted: (http://blog.heritage.org/2013/07/08/morning-bell-obamacares-dirty-
dozen-implementation-failures/) Most states have declined to create their own insurance exchanges and are letting
Washington create a federally run exchange for them. A full 27 states are opting for the federal exchange
(http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-decisions-for-creating-health-insurance-exchanges-and-expanding-
medicaid/) while only 17 states are creating their own exchanges.
33) Bypassing Congress to change law:
(http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203687504577006322431330662.html) The Obama
administration used the IRS to unilaterally rewrite the health-care law to fix a problem it did not anticipate,
withoutconsulting Congress. The administration had expected all states to create health-insurance exchanges, but so
far only 17 have done so (http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-decisions-for-creating-health-insurance-
exchanges-and-expanding-medicaid/) and 27 states have defaulted to the federal exchange. The problem is,
Obamacare authorized tax credits and subsidies for the purchase of qualifying health insurance plans in state-run
exchanges (Section 1311) but not federal ones (Section 1321). So, in May 2012, the administration simply had the IRS
issue a rule (http://www.volokh.com/2012/12/12/the-illegal-irs-rule-on-health-insurance-exchanges-a-reply-to-
bagenstos/) to authorize tax credits and subsidies in federal exchanges.
34) Congress investigates key rule: (http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?
DocumentID=318176) The chairmen of the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Oversight and
Government Reform Committee announced in January they would investigate and hold hearings on the IRS rule allowing
federal exchanges under Obamacare to issue tax credits and subsidies. Federal exchanges were not allowed to do so
under the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress and signed into law by the president. But the administration directed
the IRS to unilaterally change the law without involving Congress in May 2012.
35) Judge OKs suit against HHS: (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-13/oklahoma-s-challenge-to-
obama-health-care-law-to-proceed.html) A federal judge rejected the federal governments motion to dismiss
Oklahoma v. Sebelius. Oklahoma is challenging the legality of the IRS regulation giving tax credits to federal exchanges
under Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act passed by Congress and signed into law by the president allows those tax
credits only to state exchanges (http://www.volokh.com/2012/12/12/the-illegal-irs-rule-on-health-insurance-exchanges-a-
reply-to-bagenstos/), but only 17 states have established such exchanges. So the administration simply had the IRS
issue a rule (http://www.volokh.com/2012/12/12/the-illegal-irs-rule-on-health-insurance-exchanges-a-reply-to-
bagenstos/) in May of 2012 to authorize tax credits and subsidies in federal exchanges.
36) Critical deadlines missed: (http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/655291.pdf) A GAO report says critical deadlines
to create a federal exchange have been missed, suggesting a potential for challenges going forward.
37) Doctors fleeing and opting out: (http://heritageaction.com/2013/07/morning-action-obamacare-means-
more-taxes-and-fewer-doctors/) The Wall Street Journal found Obamacare is causing fewer doctors to treat
Medicare and Medicaid patients. The number of doctors opting out of Medicare has nearly tripled from three years
earlier. Even fewer are accepting new Medicaid patients. A survey found (http://www.deloitte.com/assets/Dcom-
UnitedStates/Local%20Assets/Documents/us_chs_2013SurveyofUSPhysicians_031813.pdf) six in 10 physicians say it is
likely many doctors will retire earlier than planned in the next one to three years. The same percentage say the practice
of medicine is in jeopardy as medical experts lose control of their clinics and compensation because of Obamacare.
38) Fewer doctor and hospital choices: (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/18/business/18choice.html?
pagewanted=1&_r=2&sq=insurers%20push%20plans%20that%20limit%20health%20choices&st=cse&adxnnl=1&scp=1&adxnnlx=1376514758-
qqMQ5qMGvvmt3RjeQEZ2XA) The New York times found health insurance companies are cutting costs by selecting
health-care plans that reduce the number of doctors and hospitals available to customers.
39) HHS mandate challenged: (http://blog.heritage.org/2013/07/30/obamacare-hhs-mandate-headed-to-
supreme-court/) The highly controversial HHS mandate, opposed by many (including the Catholic Church) on religious
grounds because it would force employers to provide contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs, is tied-up in the
courts (http://blog.heritage.org/2013/05/25/obamacares-liberty-crushing-mandate-in-court/) and may go to the Supreme
Court.
40) Employer mandate delayed: (http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/07/02/white-house-to-
delay-obamacares-employer-mandate-until-2015-far-reaching-implications-for-the-private-health-insurance-
market/) The mandate requiring employers with 50 or more employees to provide health coverage has been postponed
until after the 2014 election. Unions complain it is most unfair to require employees but not employers to adhere to
Obamacare. Other prominent critics have echoed the accusation of Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, that it is unconstitutional
for the president to unilaterally order this change after Obamacare had become law.
41) IRS honor system open to fraud, abuse: (http://news.yahoo.com/delay-obamacare-requirement-puts-
onus-honor-system-053417869.html) Because the employer mandate is delayed but not the individual mandate, the
government has no way to determine whether employees of businesses with 50 or more workers are eligible for
subsidies. So, individuals will be on the honor system to report their insurance status to the IRS and whether they are
eligible for subsidies. That leaves the door open for potential widespread fraud and improper subsidy payments. It also
makes taxpayers liable to repay any subsidies and/or tax credits erroneously granted while the honor system is in effect.
42) Fewer child-only plans: (http://www.help.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Child-
Only%20Health%20Insurance%20Report%20Aug%202,%202011.pdf) According to a senate committee report, As a
result of the new regulations, children who are not eligible for Medicaid, the State Childrens Health Insurance Program
(SCHIP), or high risk pools have fewer plans to choose from, and in many states are no longer able to obtain insurance
coverage under child-only plans.
43) Schools cant afford insurance: (http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/14/usa-healthcare-schools-
idUSL1N0FU0VO20130814) Schools have already begun cutting hours to avoid paying insurance for substitute
teachers and support staff such as classroom aides, cafeteria workers and bus drivers. Obamacare requires employers
to offer health coverage to all employees who work an average of 30 or more hours per week each month, or else pay a
fine.
44) Young people expected to opt out: (http://www.nationalcenter.org/NPA652.html) Obamacare needs enough
healthy people ages 18-34 to join health insurance exchanges to cross-subsidize people who are older and not as
healthy. But a study shows the younger people will have a financial incentive to instead pay the individual mandate
penalty of $95 or one percent of income. Approximately 3.7 million of those ages 18-34 will be at least $500 better off if
they forgo insurance and pay the penalty. More than 3 million will be $1,000 better off if they go the same route. The
study finds that is a big enough problem to doom the insurance exchanges.
45) Identity theft risks: (http://reason.com/blog/2013/07/15/california-insurance-commissioner-on-oba) The
California insurance commissioner warns that poor screening of those helping people sign up for Obamacare could lead
to identity theft and fraud.
46) Obamacare con artists: (http://www.cnbc.com/id/100963714) CNBC reports Obamacare is a dream come true
for rip-off artists. Scam artists are setting up fake health-care exchanges on the Internet, enticing victims to enter their
personal financial information. Other scam artists are calling, faxing and emailing people claiming to be with Medicare or
Obamacare, asking for a bank account or Social Security number to verify personal information and to make sure you
get the proper benefits. Others have tried to sell fake insurance cards and have even threatened people with jail if they
dont purchase one. Con artists have also tried to pass themselves off as Obamacare navigators who can help
Americans apply for coverage through an exchange, then ask for money or personal information.
47) Public option failure: (http://blog.heritage.org/2010/08/05/the-class-act-obamacare%E2%80%99s-other-
public-option/) The public option would have provided a government-run insurance agency to compete with private
insurers. The Department of Health and Human Services admitted in 2011 it would not work; then Congress repealed
the program.
48) Employee free choice repealed: (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/13/us/politics/13lobby.html) The plan
would have allowed 300,000 employees to choose their own insurance coverage, using employer-financed vouchers.
49) Obama exempts Congress and staff:
(http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324635904578644202946287548.html) President Obama
personally negotiated an exemption from the health-care law for members of Congress and their staff. They reportedly
will have 75 percent of their health insurance costs paid by the government. That circumvents an amendment by Sen.
Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, put into law, and expressly designed, to ensure Congress lives under Obamacare, just as the
rest of the nation must.
50) Federal workers dont want Obamacare:
(http://www.forbes.com/sites/merrillmatthews/2013/08/12/shocker-new-survey-finds-nearly-every-federal-
employee-rejects-obamacare/) According to a survey of 2,500 federal employees and retirees, 92.3 percent do not
want to be forced into Obamacare. Only 2.9 percent want to make the change.
51) Involuntary home inspections:
(https://grants3.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?
&fCycleID=9E7EA909-4562-4FBE-86DA-
D5F383C3ACFB&ViewMode=EU&GoBack=&PrintMode=&OnlineAvailabilityFlag=True&pageNumber=1) Critics
say these are actually forced home inspections (http://benswann.com/obamacare-provision-forced-home-
inspections/) targeting a wide variety of Americans. They point to a provision in Obamacare providing hundreds of
millions of dollars to make evidence-based inspections of high-risk populations, defined as families in which any of
these conditions apply: the mother is under 21; someone is a tobacco user; children have low student achievement,
developmental delays or disabilities; individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces. Critics say even
homeschoolers may be subject to intervention in school readiness, and farm families could face intervention to
prevent child injuries. Gun owners may be required to comply with safety inspections.
52) Charitable hospitals threatened: (http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/08/obamacare-installs-new-scrutiny-fines-
for-charitable-hospitals-that-treat-uninsured-people/) Charitable hospitals that treat the uninsured could face
hefty fines and even lose their nonprofit status. Hospitals that devote a minimum amount of their expenses to treat
uninsured poor could face penalties because of a new provision in Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code taking
effect under Obamacare. Charitable hospitals will face considerable paperwork and scrutiny from bureaucrats
particularly interested in how and why hospitals will be providing discounted or free care to poor patients.

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bi gdave46 3 months ago
ALLOW THIS MONSTROSITY TO OPEN THEN COLLAPSE UNDER ITS OWN
WEIGHT.....OTHERWISE....YEARS OF "YEAH BUT IT COULDA WORKED" WHEN THEIR AINT NO
FREAKIN WAY !!!!!! ITS JUST ANOTHER GOVERMENT UNION BUILD-UP WHICH WILL EAT US ALIVE
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wal t er conel l 3 months ago
Nothing the government runs works. They are failures. They should leave running a business (Health care
system) to those who have the intelligence and education for such industries. As the government takes
control of all industries- all industries will fail! In fact, they need to stop running the government!

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Pat ri ck Cl out i er 3 months ago
That's how it went with the Income Tax. It originally applied to businesses only, but the burden was shifted to
employees.

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bi gdave46 3 months ago Patrick Cloutier
.....AND IT WAS TEMPORARY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ri chard drake 3 months ago
the junior democrats aka republicans; stop this?
when pigs fly.
they don't want to stop the spending .... they never want to stop the spending; they just tell stories to the silly
republican voters.
http://www.businessweek.com/ar...


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bi gdave46 3 months ago richard drake
IF REPUBLICAN VOTERS ARE "SILLY"........DEMOC-RAT VOTERS ARE MENTALLY DERANGED
PSYCHOPATHS !!!!!


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Mat t 3 months ago
Words mean nothing, Republicans have to pull their head out of their a$$es and stick together before the
can put the kibosh on anything.

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east / west 889 3 months ago
As most people have commented...I'll believe it when I see it! I certainly hope that the will stick to their plan of
funding the government with that CR but NOT Obamacare. If Obama wants to shut down the government,
let HIM do it! He cannot blame republicans for that one because they DO want to fund the government. This
is becoming such a political game with continues lies by Obama telling people in NY that "the buck stops
with him" and that "republicans are "secretly" agreeing with him on his policies"! When does all this lying
stop!

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acers2 3 months ago
"Gang of 80 vows to put the kibosh on Obama Care"
I'll believe it when I see it. Congress/Senate Republicans, will not do ANYTHING
that will upset their apple cart of me first. If so, Boehner, would have taken his head out of his *** a long time
ago. Congress has never had a bunch of idiots to match our present group. This bunch of idiots, have let
America, go down the drain and not done one thing to stop it. Republicans, both house and senate, nothing
more than a bunch of "White Guilt" old men and women. Congress, you suck and I betcha, I can get a who
bunch of people who think you suck, BIG TIME!

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J. Smi t h 3 months ago acers2
It is so sad, but acers2 you are right. They are the only branch of government we have to stick up for
we the people, and they have abandoned us. They need to be replaced as a party. Unfortunately, our
system is designed to maintain that 2 party status quo. Does anyone know how we can change that?


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acers2 3 months ago J. Smith
Looks like the only shot we're going to have, J.Smith, is coming 2014 elections. I don't see
how we can survive another 3 years with this ingrate in the white house. He has completely k
illed the constitution and Legislative Branch. I never believed I would see 535 house/senate
members, just sit on their hands and do nothing as Constitution was torn apart. Pray for 2014
and if that don't work........

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sl ypuffers 3 months ago
The RHINO brothers, Boehner and Cantor, both teary-eye whiners and enablers, need to get some guts.
Both need to stand up to this tyranny and subjugation of Obama-care, or be replaced. Their careers should
have been effectively retired years ago..........................sweethearts.

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rcarrows4 3 months ago slypuffers
These RINOs will never change. If the ACA is not stopped, I will start voting 3rd party until the GOP is
replaced. They are Democrat "lite."

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bi gdave46 3 months ago rcarrows4
THEN THE STUPID BUG HAS YOU BY THE SHORT AND CURLIES !!!!DEMAND
REPUBLICANS BECOME CONSERVATIVES AND STICK TO IT !!!!


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J. Smi t h 3 months ago rcarrows4
Sigh...I am so fed up with the RINOs. I called up the election supervisor's office in my state
today and was told that to switch to "no party affiliation" would mean I would not get to
participate in any primary. The worker told me that many people sign up with a party before
primaries, then switch back to "no party" before the general election. She said she hates
everything the Republicans do (notice she didn't say Dumbocrats) but since they are the
active party in my area she does this so she can have a say. In other words, she helps us
select RINOs.

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Guest 3 months ago
Does Zero plan to dismantle HIPPA?
What a cluster.

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sherl ock32555 3 months ago
Yea right! Some more hope and change!

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bi gdave46 3 months ago sherlock32555
"HOPE" ELECTED A DOPE AND NOW ALL WE HAVE IS SOME "CHANGE" IN OUR POCKETS !!!!
THE DEATH OF AMERICA IS "LEFT" AROUND THE CORNER....UNLESS WE "RIGHT" THIS SHIP
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sherl ock32555 3 months ago bigdave46
Could not have said it better myself.


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wi 163175 3 months ago
WE ALL NEED TO REMEMBER that "gangs" usually depend upon only a few, or even only ONE, real
leader/s. I only hope that this "Gang of 80" has a few true leaders, or else NOTHING OF SUBSTANCE will
happen!!!
OLD ONE 76

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MadMot o 3 months ago
I am curious... any legal/healthcare experts out there, just because a law is "defunded" does it make it no
longer the law? What are we getting ourselves into by "defunding" this terrible socialist decree? We need
Congress to REPEAL this thing. Get it off the books. Don't turn one terrible beast into a perhaps WORSE
beast.

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rcarrows4 3 months ago MadMoto
"Defunding" buys us time. In theory, could be defunded every year. No way to repeal unless Senate
and Obama go along. That will not ever happen with present leadership. Plus, if we do not defund,
people will be signing up in the state exchanges starting Oct 1 of this year and then we will NEVER
be rid of it--like income taxes.
Repeal happens in one of two ways:
1. House and Senate both sign a repeal bill--then Obama signs it.
2. If Obama vetoes, then each house must over-ride veto by 2/3 majority in each house.

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bi gdave46 3 months ago rcarrows4
ALWAYS REMEMBER THE DEMOC-RATS ARE FOR DEMOC-RATS.....NOT AMERICA.

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Barbara Henderson 3 months ago
'The make everybody poor' party at work.

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bi gdave46 3 months ago Barbara Henderson
republicans are pro-opportunity......democ-rats are for DEPENDENCY.......dependent on YOU for
their give-aways !!!!


Shawny 3 months ago
Oh, and remember, your health records will no longer be private, and as has been recently admitted, the
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Oh, and remember, your health records will no longer be private, and as has been recently admitted, the
government has missed it's deadline to ensure the healthcare data system is even secure at all. Another
consideration, SEIU union has many of the state exclusive contracts to provide in home caregiver services.
When it comes to the mandatory in home visit/evaluations (already a requirement in most states to receive
Medicaid), who do you suppose will get those contracts?

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Tom_EE 3 months ago Shawny
MY medical records are private and strictly the business of me and my physician!
Mr Obama can go screw himself!

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rcarrows4 3 months ago Tom_EE
Sorry. That will no longer be true. The "electronic records program" is not to save money--it is
to further control each of us!!
I have stopped getting on scale and having my height measured or answering any private
questions (do you smoke? drink? etc.)
Go to Docs4PatientCare.org for good info on what is really going on.
Precinct Delegate
Michigan


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Doc Zhi vago 3 months ago
Soooo....other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?

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l arryPTL 3 months ago
Since no one could see the bill before it was passed by Congress, we had to rely on the integrity of Obama
and Pelosi to tell us what was actually in it. They lied. Therefore, the American people couldn't call their
representatives and senators to put a stop to it for they had no basis on which to tell them why.
On that one fact alone Obamacare should be declared unconstitutional.

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bi gdave46 3 months ago larryPTL
along with OBAMA himself !!!! He is ILLEGAL !!!


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wearyconservat i ve1946 3 months ago larryPTL
Neither obama or pelosi had a clue what was in it when they passed it. Remember, san fran nan
saying they had to pass it to find out what was in it.

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Tom_EE 3 months ago larryPTL
All members of Congress who voted for this legislation without reading it, should be held criminally
liable for sign it without reading it!

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bi gdave46 3 months ago Tom_EE
EXACTLY !!!! AS "REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE" THEY HAVE A
RESPONSIBILITY TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT BY US...THEY REFUSED AND MUST BE
KICKED OUT ALONG WITH THIS LAW, STARTING WITH THE WITCH PELOSI !!!

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wazzupFol ks 3 months ago
Everything we told the Socialist Democrats is coming true. I believe they want the whole system to implode
so that the centralized federal government can take over the entire health and insurance systems.

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Eyes Wi de Open 3 months ago wazzupFolks
IT was designed to fail so that very thing would happen. The imposter in the Whitehouse is not dumb.

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TouchSt one 3 months ago
Call or email those CongressCritters who DO stand to cut off obamacare.
Support them so that they know they're not alone, and FIRE those twits who do NOT vote to kill King Putt's
power-grab.

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annmc 3 months ago
Don't forget, the American people voted for and then reelected Obama and all the other losers in congress.
No doubt it was fraud, but the Republicans did nothing to stop it. So, they are just as responsible!!

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Unapol oget i cConservat i ve 3 months ago
53) 0bamaCare is the stupidest, stink-pig, commie, excrement-sandwich the federal government has served
the American people since King Franklin-the-Lame merged the Democratic Party with the Socialist
International in 1932. Stop calling it "0bamaCare," and start calling it what it is: "0bamaScrew."

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Yarpl y Twel ve 3 months ago
More smoke, more mirrors, This is the cowboy, singing to the cattle to calm them down when they get
disquieted while on the way to the slaughter pins.

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ki ngdad 3 months ago
Bottomline. It isn't good enough for the WH, the Congress, their staffs and Many Unions and Companies
friendly with Obama and The DNC.
If It ain't good enough for Thee why is it then suddenly good enough for me?
This would be just another Bureaucratic nightmare as Congress and the Democraps try to regulate
something that has no impact upon them thus why would anyone expect them to care.

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Mel vi n E. Hol l i day 3 months ago kingdad
Why also would any sane person vote for any one of those fools to allow them to remain in office to
pull the same stunt over and over again which history tells us all that they have done it before, they
are doing it now and they will do it again.

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Ponyrunner 3 months ago
If you read all of those reasons it won't work. How in God's name can you not vote to defund it ? My
premiums went UP $1675 this year, thanks Obama. Another campaign promise broken (shock)
Go to: dontfundobamacare.com and sign the petition

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Maj i k Imaj e 3 months ago
ObamaCare(s not). what the American people want or deserve. This 22,000 page monster is not
implementable in any way shape or form. Under ObamaCare - Police can invade your house - if you have
tobacco - if you are a veteran - and 100 other stupid reasons. This bill has nothing to do with the health care
of its citizens. It is mean't to tax everyone out of business so that the government will decide all that you are
entitled to receive. STOP THE MADDNESS!! abort obama care!

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02word 3 months ago
It's basically collecting Information about every American, taxing them to do it, and using whatever they
choose or don't like against us. Taxes & death is alive & well under obamaScare.

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ssp556 3 months ago
Let me be the second to comment.
Obamacare sucks!!!!

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Mel vi n E. Hol l i day 3 months ago
Let me be the first to comment on this article. Obamacare sucks!!

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rat i zbad 3 months ago Melvin E. Holliday
Since all started it.. Hussein really sucks!!

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