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July 27, 2011 - 0 Comments
Ohio elections chief clears vote on amendment to opt out of federal health care overhaul
Washington Post
By Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Voters will get the chance to decide whether Ohio can opt out of the national health care overhaul after the state’s top election official said Tuesday that opponents of the federal law have enough signatures to put a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 8 ballot.

July 22, 2011 - 0 Comments
Healthcare law could leave families with high insurance costs
The Hill
Julian Pecquet

A major provision of the healthcare reform law designed to prevent businesses from dropping coverage for their workers could inadvertently leave families without access to subsidized health insurance.

July 18, 2011 - 1 Comment
Accusations Fly Over Obscure Medicare Board
Washington Post
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — So long death panels. Hello “rationing” board.

An independent panel authorized by President Barack Obama’s health care law to control excessive Medicare cost increases is drawing heavy fire from Republicans. Nearly every health industry lobbying group is pushing for its repeal, as are some consumer advocates. GOP lawmakers call it a rationing panel, and at least one has suggested seniors will die from its decisions.

July 15, 2011 - 1 Comment
We wanted to point out this great infographic that lays out some of the major problems with Obamacare. For example, did you know that “[t]he Congressional Budget Office predicts over 16 million Americans will be forced on to Medicaid.  That is equivalent to placing every resident of Nevada and Ohio on welfare.”

Check out the whole infographic for more shocking facts.  And, while you are there, support the movement for a “Time-Out on Obamacare.”

July 14, 2011 - 0 Comments
As the debt ceiling conversations continue, Americans should keep in mind that federal spending for Medicare and Medicaid totaled $739 billion in 2010, making health care the single-largest budget item in the federal budget.

While we don’t know all the details of the debt ceiling talks, it’s safe to assume that changes to Medicare eligibility and other health care law provisions have at least been proposed. 

We think America’s fiscal situation and dysfunctional health care system would be better off if we halted implementation of Obamacare entirely and took the time to do health care reform right.  Let’s make decisions that are good for our physical AND financial health.

Our future depends on it.

July 12, 2011 - 1 Comment

The video above is from an interesting new initiative by the Conservative Action Fund PAC called

Its new website offers visitors multiple ways to join the health-law repeal movement and make their voices heard. The site also tracks which portions of Obamacare have been repealed and which provisions are the next targets – a useful service.

Head over to the new site and help us welcome to the fight to get health care right.

July 07, 2011 - 3 Comments
One of the worst-kept secrets about Obamacare is its cost.  President Obama continually touted how the measure would expand coverage without costing the country money.  But it was later discovered that the law contained numerous tax increases.  Many of these taxes went into effect in 2010 or 2011, while the expenses didn’t begin until 2014.

In other words, it’s easy to make a law appear fiscally solvent when it takes three or four years for some of its provisions to take effect.

Americans for Tax Reform took the time to go through the law and count up all the hidden taxes in it.  And the results are eye opening.  Not counting the 1099 component of the law – which has been repealed – there are 20 tax increases already in effect or about to take effect.
That includes a 10 percent tax on tanning.  Doesn’t that burn you up? (Sorry, we couldn’t resist.)

With a great debate raging over our nation’s financial future, we think our country could benefit from putting the brakes on Obamacare. After we get our fiscal house in order, then we can focus on fixing health care for the long term.

July 07, 2011 - 0 Comments
Health care law opponents submit petitions in push to exempt Ohio residents from new fed rules
Washington Post
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Opponents of the new federal health care overhaul are one step closer to having voters in the political bellwether of Ohio decide whether the state constitution should be amended to keep people from being required to buy health insurance or face penalties.

July 01, 2011 - 0 Comments
State insurance task force votes to protect brokers from healthcare law
The Hill
Julian Pecquet

State insurance commissioners should support federal legislation protecting agents and brokers from the healthcare reform law, a task force voted Thursday.

Why Bush judge backed mandate
Jennifer Haberkorn

Ever since the early days of the health-care reform law, its supporters have argued that there is a “conservative” argument to be made for the constitutionality of the law. And they think they need just one of the Supreme Court’s four conservatives, or swing vote Anthony Kennedy, to take it up.

June 30, 2011 - 0 Comments

A few months ago, we delved into the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a 15-member board that will be charged with controlling Medicare costs.  It’s a troublesome part of Washington’s big healthcare reform bill and raises a lot of questions about the authority of unelected officials.

Today, we’re happy to announce that Revere America has endorsed a letter that calls on Congress to repeal the IPAB provision of Obamacare. 

From the letter:

“… we believe that the IPAB sets a dangerous precedent for overriding the normal legislative process. Congress is a representative body that has a duty to legislate on issues of public policy.

“Abdicating this responsibility to an unelected and unaccountable board removes our elected officials from the decision-making process for a program that millions of our nation’s seniors and disabled individuals rely upon, endangering the important dialogue that takes place between elected officials and their constituents.

“We do not believe the IPAB is the right way to achieve savings in Medicare and strongly urge Congress to eliminate this provision.”

The unanswered and unprecedented questions raised by the IPAB are indicative of our greater concern with Obamacare.  Namely, that the law is convoluted and fraught with unintended consequences.

We need to halt the implementation of Obamacare and reassess America’s options on health care reform.