35 Burst results for "Obamacare"
Professor Randy Barnett Summarizes 'Astonishing' SCOTUS Term
"Barnett, would you summarize the term, which is about to wrap up in a few hours? Astonishing? I can summarize it in one word. It's astonishing. Let me put it this way. One of the things that was said for some time, especially after the NFIB versus surveillance ObamaCare debacle that I was involved in, as you know, is that 5 votes are not enough. You need to have sex. It's like it's like, you know, it goes to 11. You need one more. So it's like Ocean's Eleven. You need one more. So you need 6, not 5, 6 changes, the complexion of the court, a lot. And 6 by 6, I mean, 6 legal conservatives of one variety or another. And I think now this we finally see the difference between 6 and 5.
Article III Project's Mike Davis on the Transformation of SCOTUS
"With us right now is Mike Davis formerly chief counsel for nominations for the U.S. Senate committee on the judiciary and a law clerk formerly and also helped justice Gorsuch, get on the U.S. Supreme Court, Mike, welcome back to the program. Thank you for having me, Charlie. I always love when you do our interviews, you have that beautiful picture behind you. It's just, it's incredible. So Washington crossing the Delaware if I'm not mistaken. It is, yeah, and I've big, big, big admirer of that painting and what it actually means. So Mike ten years ago, I got my start in politics and I was pro life then as I am now, but I was told by people that roe versus wade would never be overturned. Ten years ago, justice Scalia was lamenting that the court had gone off the rails. What happened in a decade, where we went from a court that was insane and dominated by Sotomayor and Kagan and upheld ObamaCare is merely a tax, even though we know simply that that was an insane decision. We're ten years later, we now have restored constitutional sanity. What do you attribute the success to? I attributed this success to president Donald J Trump and Senate Republicans. President Trump in 2016 won an upset victory against Hillary Clinton in big part because he promised he would appoint constitutionalist Supreme Court Justices and federal judges who would follow the law instead of rewrite the law and what we saw with this Dobbs decision coming out was the culmination of that. It was because president Trump transformed the 5 to four John Roberts court to the 5 to four clarence Thomas court with the appointments of justices, Gorsuch, my former boss, justice Kavanaugh, who I helped lead through the Senate confirmation and then justice Amy Coney Barrett. So it is a fundamental transformation of the federal judiciary back to its constitutionalist origins, what is supposed to be before the liberals hijack the Supreme Court nearly 90 years
Democrats Run as Conservatives
"Jim think about this right When we run as conservatives we run as actual conservatives Right We believe in economic freedom so we run on tax cuts so people can have more of their money so they are free to spend it When we say we're for healthcare freedom we need patience being able to pick their own healthcare not the government We run on this stuff When we run on educational freedom and liberty we run on the premise that people should pick where their kids go to school That's an actual thing we run on But do you ever notice how when Democrats run specifically liberals a lot of liberals They'll run pretending they're doing something It's actually a Republican idea Joe Biden say oh I'm a deficit cutter Okay cutting deficits is in no way a premise a foundational premise of the Democrat party They'll spend any amount of money you give them The Democrats They're always faking it We're here to lower costs for healthcare Okay that's a free market thing Republicans have stood for it The Democrats run on it They do nothing of the sort They passed ObamaCare healthcare costs went up People's healthcare was canceled The worst thing you can do to a Democrat I will continue to insist this thick a mirror in front of them and show them who they really are Now On social issues it's not just anger It's outright red hot rage When you explain to a Democrat or show someone else who that Democrat show the Democrat who they really are the Liberal Democrat Social issues they go crazy When you point out the hypocrisy of their approach to what they call gun control and how these people are actually protected by guns again baby killer you want to kill people You want to murder kids They go nuts They go nuts Like an actual crazy person They go crazy
Wuhan Virologist Study Suggests Monkeypox Detected by PCR Tests
"But here's the actual report on it because this sounds like something if I were Joe Biden I'd be concerned about right Rather than starting World War three which seemed to be his main concern this week And Joe Biden was like list of things to do Box number one start a war three box number two F up the international oil and gas supply by restricting gulf leases and in Alaska My point number three screw up the healthcare system more by lobbying to increase ObamaCare subsidy It was girl number four Piss off all Americans by making sure food inflation goes through the roof and then makes your babies can't get formula Okay so number 5 was probably let's hide the new monkey pox story that came out because Joe Biden is obviously a forest fire everywhere the man goes So from the reporting this study was first published in February 2022 Just months before the latest international outbreak a monkeypox cases which appears to have now reached the United States The paper folks this is hard to believe the paper talking about the study Which was authored by 9 Wuhan institute of virology researchers I'm done That's it Stories over Do we need the same author why are they still doing research Why are they still doing research Authored by 9 Wuhan institute of virology researchers And published in this quarterly journal follows the wide scale use of PCR reaction tests to identify COVID-19 positive individuals The researchers appeared to identify a portion of the monkeypox virus genome enabling PCR tests to identify the virus then the paper titled aficion assembly of a large fragment of monkeypox virus genome as a QPC R template using dual selection based transformation associated recombination I don't know about you folks but if I was Joe Biden I'd be less focused on World War three with China And more on pushing Fauci and others that the Wuhan lamp guys and ladies over there maybe you're not good at this
Will Chamberlain Shares His Thoughts on the SCOTUS Leaker
"Who is the leaker? Who leaked the draft opinion to overturn roe versus wade? What is being done to investigate this person and hold this person accountable? Well, the great will Chamberlain went on Twitter and just he went after it. I'll tell you what. He went after it in a way that was profound and was so compelling and the left is not happy. Well, welcome back to the program. Good to be with you. Apologies for the slight baby issue. But anyway, good to be with you. Yes, indeed. No problem. So will walk us through. We have some time. Who you believe the leaker to be? How did you come to that conclusion? And then how did the world react once you made it public? So, yeah. Well, I think the, again, we don't know because we don't have insight information or anything like that. I'm just facing this on what I was able to dig up publicly, but my guess, my guess is that the leaker is this clerk for justice Breyer named Elizabeth deutch. And there are two real basic reasons. One is that her academic and professional history demonstrates that she has a unique focus on abortion and reproductive rights. From the time she was in law school, her law school note, her fellowship at the ACLU, or clerkships, her op-ed writing, like they've all been laser focused on abortion women's issues. I mean, a good example would be that her law school note was focused on looking at how you could use the non discrimination provisions in ObamaCare to try and force Catholic hospitals to perform emergency
Even Jen Psaki Is Confused About How Biden's Addressing Inflation
"One and the two of them Yeah play the other one But how the American people experience inflation is costs as you noted whether it's at the grocery store or other costs on their pocketbook And the president has taken a number of steps to address costs even extending the pause on student loans which is something he did just a few weeks ago The steps to fix the family glitch in the Affordable Care Act so more people would be eligible for lower cost healthcare And continuing conversations that are happening on Capitol Hill right now on his proposals to lower costs on child care healthcare the cost of prescription drugs What Wait wait Wait So he wants to hide taxes Schumer and Biden to cure inflation by sucking money out of the economy and then peppermint patties asked about the cure for inflation We want to get more people money back by canceling student loans giving them more money for ObamaCare and paying for their child care
Josh Mandel: The Voters of Ohio Are Smart
"And what's most important to me Josh mandel Is you have been a principled constitutional conservative A man who believes in free market capitalism a man who believes in securing our border man who believes in the most powerful military on the face they are The man who is confronted and fought the Republican establishment is entire political career that's what matters to me even more than any endorsement So what do you think when some guy gets on Twitter I'm back on Twitter as of three hours ago Some guy gets on four hours ago Twitter And accuses you of being a war mongering rhino Are you a warmongering rhino Josh mando Not at all I mean listen the voters of my state Mark they're smart And people lob false attacks against me like that The voters of Ohio see right through it because they know of all the people running for U.S. Senate here there's only one guy who has had the courage in the backbone to take on the rhinos here in Ohio I'm the only one that has the scars who's actually shed blood in the process of being John Kasich's worst nightmare When case it was doing the ObamaCare expansion when Kasich was doing the common core federal education standards when case it was trying to stop the pro life heartbeat bill when Kasich was trying to keep the state's finances in the dark Now where was JD Vance I'm just curious I'm bringing it up not you Where was JD Vance when all this was going on He was a registered Democrat living in San Francisco
Josh Mandel: Sen. Ted Cruz Emphasized the Need for Proven Fighters
"And I've seen you at various events speaking to really hundreds if not thousands of people you've been doing this for years trying to convey the message of conservatism and liberty in the constitution Market capitalism and so forth So you're not new to these ideas These are ideas that were ingrained in you by your family right Correct Not only am I not new to them but I've got plenty of scars to show the fight And that's one of the conversations I've had with senator Cruz before he endorsed me The need for proven fighters in Washington because as you and I have discussed and I know your listeners agree yes we have to defeat the radical left Biden and Schumer and Pelosi but we also have to defeat the establishment Republicans who are there go along to get along who provide cover for the Democrats who look and sound and act like the Democrats and it's important to send people to Washington who have the scars who've gone through the fire who understand what it's like to stand up and fight and as I referenced earlier when Kasich was governor here and I was state treasurer I was taking them on left and right whether it was trying to stop the ObamaCare Medicaid expansion he was trying to implement when it was trying to stop the Bill Gates Barack Obama common core he was trying to implement I've had the backbone and the courage to fight in Ohio and all the backbone and the courage to fight in Washington
Rep. Jim Banks on Managing Republican Voter Expectations
"Well, congressman Jim banks from Indiana's third district, here's one of the challenges I see for us as Republicans. Is that a lot of our people are very, very impatient and upset. And I think they have a right to be. Between inflation and bizarre groomers and public schools and all the other things they are angry and they are frustrated and upset, but what can we do to help them understand that even though we're going to win? And we'll be able to do oversight. We can't we clearly can't pass the laws. We think that are necessary between 2023 and 2025 when the next Republican president is sworn in. How do we communicate to our people and make them understand and moderate their expectations for what we can do? Well, first of all, our voters are frustrated because we've been there before. And Republicans didn't do what they say where they were going to do. Like my first term in the house back in 2017 when we had speaker Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell around in the Senate, Donald Trump came to town as the president and we flop and flailed all over the place on healthcare on a lot of other issues, repealing ObamaCare and building the wall. I mean, basic issues that we went to the voters and campaign that said we were going to get done and then we didn't get it done. So I understand why our voters are skeptical. But I want their expectations to be sky high. I want our voters to expect us to pass Bill after Bill after Bill out of the house and send it to the Senate, put pressure on the Senate to pass those bills too and send it to send those bills to Joe
Obama touts health care law, calls it 'high point' of tenure
"Barack Barack Barack Barack Obama Obama Obama Obama has has has has returned returned returned returned to to to to the the the the White White White White House House House House to to to to tout tout tout tout the the the the twelfth twelfth twelfth twelfth anniversary anniversary anniversary anniversary of of of of his his his his signature signature signature signature healthcare healthcare healthcare healthcare bill bill bill bill it it it it is is is is good good good good to to to to be be be be back back back back in in in in the the the the White White White White House House House House the the the the former former former former president president president president says says says says it's it's it's it's been been been been a a a a while while while while five five five five years years years years but but but but he he he he came came came came back back back back to to to to not not not not only only only only celebrate celebrate celebrate celebrate the the the the law law law law known known known known as as as as obamacare obamacare obamacare obamacare but but but but to to to to see see see see an an an an old old old old friend friend friend friend vice vice vice vice president president president president Biden Biden Biden Biden quickly quickly quickly quickly saying saying saying saying it it it it was was was was a a a a joke joke joke joke and and and and leaning leaning leaning leaning over over over over to to to to hug hug hug hug his his his his former former former former running running running running mate mate mate mate welcome welcome welcome welcome back back back back to to to to the the the the White White White White House House House House man man man man feels feels feels feels like like like like the the the the good good good good old old old old days days days days Obama Obama Obama Obama since since since since passing passing passing passing the the the the affordable affordable affordable affordable Care Care Care Care Act Act Act Act was was was was one one one one of of of of his his his his ten ten ten ten years years years years high high high high points points points points after after after after surviving surviving surviving surviving political political political political and and and and legal legal legal legal challenges challenges challenges challenges the the the the law's law's law's law's reach reach reach reach has has has has grown grown grown grown under under under under the the the the by by by by the the the the administration administration administration administration to to to to an an an an estimated estimated estimated estimated more more more more than than than than thirty thirty thirty thirty million million million million people people people people the the the the current current current current president's president's president's president's moving moving moving moving two two two two weeks weeks weeks weeks dented dented dented dented further further further further by by by by lowering lowering lowering lowering costs costs costs costs for for for for more more more more people people people people Sager Sager Sager Sager AMAG AMAG AMAG AMAG ani ani ani ani Washington Washington Washington Washington
Biden-Obama: White House reunion to celebrate health law
"Barack Barack Barack Barack Obama Obama Obama Obama will will will will be be be be back back back back at at at at the the the the White White White White House House House House today today today today for for for for the the the the first first first first time time time time in in in in five five five five years years years years the the the the last last last last time time time time he he he he was was was was there there there there January January January January twentieth twentieth twentieth twentieth twenty twenty twenty twenty seventeen seventeen seventeen seventeen hi hi hi hi Donald Donald Donald Donald John John John John trump trump trump trump do do do do solemnly solemnly solemnly solemnly swear swear swear swear trump trump trump trump also also also also sworn sworn sworn sworn to to to to overturn overturn overturn overturn one one one one of of of of Obama's Obama's Obama's Obama's signature signature signature signature achievements achievements achievements achievements the the the the affordable affordable affordable affordable Care Care Care Care Act Act Act Act today today today today Obama Obama Obama Obama will will will will mark mark mark mark the the the the laws laws laws laws twelfth twelfth twelfth twelfth anniversary anniversary anniversary anniversary and and and and president president president president Biden Biden Biden Biden will will will will announce announce announce announce new new new new steps steps steps steps aimed aimed aimed aimed at at at at shoring shoring shoring shoring up up up up what's what's what's what's known known known known as as as as obamacare obamacare obamacare obamacare beyond beyond beyond beyond that that that that it's it's it's it's a a a a reunion reunion reunion reunion they they they they are are are are real real real real friends friends friends friends not not not not just just just just Washington Washington Washington Washington friends friends friends friends White White White White House House House House spokeswoman spokeswoman spokeswoman spokeswoman Jen Jen Jen Jen Psaki Psaki Psaki Psaki says says says says the the the the two two two two men men men men will will will will meet meet meet meet for for for for lunch lunch lunch lunch like like like like they they they they did did did did weekly weekly weekly weekly during during during during the the the the Obama Obama Obama Obama Biden Biden Biden Biden administration administration administration administration and and and and will will will will likely likely likely likely discuss discuss discuss discuss Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine and and and and other other other other global global global global issues issues issues issues Sager Sager Sager Sager made made made made Donnie Donnie Donnie Donnie Washington Washington Washington Washington
Biden-Obama: White House reunion to celebrate health law
"Former former former former president president president president Barack Barack Barack Barack Obama Obama Obama Obama returns returns returns returns to to to to the the the the White White White White House House House House this this this this afternoon afternoon afternoon afternoon to to to to celebrate celebrate celebrate celebrate the the the the anniversary anniversary anniversary anniversary of of of of his his his his landmark landmark landmark landmark healthcare healthcare healthcare healthcare act act act act and and and and to to to to help help help help push push push push for for for for more more more more coverage coverage coverage coverage the the the the affordable affordable affordable affordable Care Care Care Care Act Act Act Act also also also also known known known known as as as as obamacare obamacare obamacare obamacare is is is is now now now now a a a a key key key key component component component component of of of of the the the the American American American American healthcare healthcare healthcare healthcare system system system system and and and and president president president president Biden Biden Biden Biden is is is is hoping hoping hoping hoping to to to to extend extend extend extend its its its its reach reach reach reach today today today today he he he he and and and and Obama Obama Obama Obama marked marked marked marked the the the the twelfth twelfth twelfth twelfth anniversary anniversary anniversary anniversary of of of of its its its its passage passage passage passage this this this this law law law law is is is is helping helping helping helping millions millions millions millions of of of of Americans Americans Americans Americans and and and in in in the the the coming coming coming years years years it it it will will will help help help millions millions millions more more more but but but if if if Democrats Democrats Democrats in in in Congress Congress Congress don't don't don't pass pass pass a a a version version version of of of bite bite bite in in in social social social spending spending spending bill bill bill his his his plans plans plans for for for enhanced enhanced enhanced financial financial financial assistance assistance assistance for for for people people people buying buying buying obamacare obamacare obamacare coverage coverage coverage will will will expire expire expire at at at the the the end end end of of of this this this year year year the the the resulting resulting resulting higher higher higher premiums premiums premiums would would would likely likely likely cause cause cause people people people to to to drop drop drop out out out of of of the the the health health health care care care program program program and and and increase increase increase the the the nation's nation's nation's uninsured uninsured uninsured population population population I'm I'm I'm Jackie Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn Quinn
The Republicans That Are Almost Worse Than Democrats
"You have John McCain who single handedly. Single handedly made ObamaCare, the law of the land, to spite Donald Trump, a very wicked actor, a rhino if ever there was one who was the standard bearer for the Republican Party, followed by Mitt Romney, who was the standard bearer for the Republican Party. We now know McCain and Romney to be, you know, are worse than Democrats. The people pretending to be, they're almost worse than Democrats. But that aside for the moment. But Lindsey Graham, until he had his heroic moment denouncing the folks at the Kavanaugh hearings, he was in bed with McCain and the neocon rhino hawks and he's doing it again. I didn't know that he had reiterated this call for these estimation of Putin crazy. Well, let me tell you what else Lindsey Graham did. On January 6th he went to the capitol police. And urged them to shoot the demonstrators. I think the quote was, yo, have guns. You should use them. He was asking for a nonviolent American protesters to be shot. He wanted to actually babbitt to be to be murdered. And Lindsey got his wishes, I guess. Well, he wanted more. I mean, they would have been 20 or 30 dead if it had been up to Lindsey Graham. The capitol police were not his bloodthirsty as Lindsey Graham. She met Lindsey Graham wanting American protesters shot and calling recklessly for the assassination of a foreign leader of a nuclear country. Mitt Romney calling for American politicians to be politically interned because they're guilty of treason. Treason for criticizing war propaganda. Now, in order to commit treason, you have to help an enemy while the United States is legally at war. Are we at war with Russia? Let me check the time I checked. We are not in a state of war with Russia. Congress hasn't been convenient, Mitt Romney knows perfectly well. There is no treason possible when you're trying to prevent a war. This is the kind of totalitarianism that you see in Putin's Russia. And in zelensky's Ukraine, people don't know, zelensky's political opponents are rotting in prison too. Ukrainian dissidents who are seen as being pro Putin, they are in prison too. These are
The Most Convincing, Rational Case AGAINST Intervention in Ukraine
"So the same government who let all the 9 11 terrorists in. Did nothing to prevent the 2008 financial crisis, messed up our response to Hurricane Katrina. They can't build an ObamaCare website. They gave billions of dollars attacks benefits to dead people. They spent billions of dollars of checks to the social security administration to dead people. They wrongly locked down our country, they pushed a faulty vaccine on our population, they droned a random family in Afghanistan, they lied about the invasion of Iraq, these are the people that are now saying they're going to bring resolution to what's happening in Ukraine. The very same people that screwed up the Afghanistan withdrawal are now saying that everything's going to be perfect in Ukraine. If you guys loved what happened in Afghanistan, you guys are going to be thrilled with what happened is going to happen in Ukraine. Same sort of people. We gave $85 billion of weapons to the Taliban. When we give money to foreign countries, we can't track that money. Quote, the $13.6 billion emergency package for Ukraine includes money for humanitarian aid defense assistance and economic support for the region. Lawmakers more than doubled the amount of money in the package over the past several weeks as the severity of the fighting and the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine grew. The money is divided between what lawmakers term lethal and humanitarian aid. The humanitarian section includes $4 billion for displaced people within Ukraine. And the estimated 2 million people who have fled the country since the war began two weeks ago. More than $2.5 billion will go to the U.S. agency of international development for food and healthcare support. Another $1.4 billion is intended for migration and refugee assistance. The defense or lethal aid section is $3 billion to support U.S. Military's European command aid to quote use for operation mission support, deployment of personnel to the region and intelligence support. Another $650 million will go to grants or aids or loans to the Department of Defense. So if you guys love Mark milley, he just got a lot more powerful. The Mark milley who's teaching CRT, who said that white terrorism is the biggest threat to America. That's who gets more powerful when you want to get involved
The Difference Between Nancy Pelosi and AOC
"An interesting point here and I think it might be from the author side of you and from the study side that both of us have a little bit of history. You might have mentioned a Pelosi being as progressive as a say, I don't deserve to disagree with you. There's one big difference in the two. Nancy Pelosi knows how to get things done. AOC does not. She is a YouTube star. And Twitter star. Nancy Pelosi actually knows how, I mean, here's the thing I've said about this and I'll say it now is you turn a little bit to politics. We as Republicans are conservatives in particular have to be willing to do and this is the only area I'll say this in for the most part. Do what Democrats are willing to do. Nancy Pelosi twice now has been willing to give up position and power for policy. She did in 2010 when she was first speaker for ObamaCare, Dodd Frank, those kind of things, which, by the way, are still in existence. She spent 8 years in exile. She's now came back out to the speakership and she's pushing through, you know, the stuff that we've seen, the stimulus package, the infrastructure Bill, and then almost almost got a build back better package, it was disastrous.
A Look Back at the Great Financial Crisis of 2008
"So in 2004, 5 and 6, you saw the housing boom, largely thanks to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Thanks to the negligence of our own quote unquote housing regulators, cheap money policies from Washington, D.C., buying up bad mortgages and incentivizing people to do the same. We built an entire economic model on a House of Cards of people that were bar waitresses earning cash tips that had three homes, two of which they've never visited because people were incentive incentivized to go to low income neighborhoods and sign up people for as many mortgages as they possibly can. We all know what happened next, which was the great financial crisis, Lehman Brothers, bear Stearns, and for the first time ever, despite the insistence of Jim Cramer, those companies went under. In the years that followed 2008 and 2009, our leaders were faced with a tough decision. You see, the 2000s saw an economic boom the likes of which we never thought was possible. Now what our leaders decide to metaphorically take the cough syrup, tighten the belt, tell Americans that we're not going to indulge in this continual behavior of deficit spending and debt mounting on future generations, of course not. Barack Hussein Obama won the election in the fall of 2008 was sworn in in 2009 and Ben Bernanke then Federal Reserve chairman, Hank Paulson treasury secretary and Timothy Geithner under treasury treasury secretary three awfully treacherous people if you asked me all decided, hey, let's just keep interest rates low. It's not like we're going to experience long-term inflation. And then we saw a stimulus package passed by Barack Obama, a then 850 to $900 billion stimulus package. It was passed as the national recovery act after that Obama passed ObamaCare, a takeover of the American healthcare industry. Debts and deficits continued to sword, and then a couple years later, I started to get
Callers: Potential Perspective of Hospital Denying Heart Transplant to Unvaccinated Man
"Okay. The transplant, they're going to have to give the person some immunization suppressant drugs. So they're probably just thinking like, well, we need to give this guy every chance he's got this heart makes it otherwise does get COVID transplant with immune systems to be lost. That strikes me as saying if he gets COVID, he's going to have a hard time, well, what if he gets cancer after he gets the heart transplant or what if you get why is there an assumption or that he's going to get COVID? Well, because it's spreading like wildfire, we don't have a vaccine for cancer, but then on top of that, if you get this guy the heart, I mean, someone else has been looking to get hard and if vaccinated might have better chance. That's probably logic. Do you agree with it? I'm not a medical doctor. So I mean, that does somewhat make sense. I mean, I kind of get it if you got somebody that's hard and they've got a better chance of survival. Let's see, that person has a better chance. It's like the caller said a minute ago. Remember years ago when I think it was Sarah Palin to raise the issue of death panels with ObamaCare and socialized medicine that concerned that the government gets to make a choice? Well, you get to live, you die. Well, you're 73, so you don't get lifesaving treatment, but you're 59, so you do. Doesn't it strike you as chilling that a hospital would even begin to go down this path and say, well, if you don't get a vaccine, you're gonna have to die.
Caller: Will Justice Thomas, Justice Alito Focus on What Their True Job Is?
"I wanted to know in your opinion whether or not just this Thomas and justice Alito are going to be able to during deliberation focused the justices and what their true job is Back it into these policy decisions or discussions that they are opinion So this is Thomas is all about following the law in the interpreting the constitution Now while you're quite right and the answer is no Because Kagan is an ideologue breyer is a longtime ideologue And Sotomayor is a very stupid person and an ideologue You have a few on there who are playing games the chief justice does often I'm afraid Barrett may be in that camp will see soon enough And Kavanaugh from time to time So really the two most solid constitutionalists the kind of justices that the framers had in mind are Thomas and Alito And then Gorsuch most of the time And then the others in the case of the chief justice his decision in ObamaCare and also his conduct when it came to the Pennsylvania cases that were coming to the court were disgrace Absolute disgrace I don't trust him at all So to answer your question
"obamacare" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"The opinion pages of the wall street journal. This is potomac watch. The supreme court issues too big rulings on religious liberty and the affordable. Care act how did the justices come down. And what do these cases say about the roberts court welcome. Kyle peterson with the wall street journal rejoin today by my colleagues. W j columnists kim strassel and bill mcgurn. The supreme court summer break is almost here and for a couple of weeks now. Court watchers have been expecting a big opinion only to be disappointed but the justices made up for that on thursday by issuing too big rulings Let's start with fulton v philadelphia. This was the The catholic foster care case catholic. Social services has a has had a foster care contract with the city of philadelphia for more than fifty years. But it said that its religious. Beliefs would not allow to certify a gay couple to serve as a foster family. And as a result of that bill philadelphia let its contract lapse hence this court case and the headline or at least at least one headline is that the court ruled unanimously. Nine zero against philadelphia so built. What was your read of this ruling. Yeah i agree with that on one level and nine nothing Decision is pretty good. And it's not something to sneer today when you know when we have such a a fractured court on the other hand. I think if you look at the actual decision and The reason that the is catholic charities catholic services prevailed it's because the general contracts that philadelphia gives out they they're law allows for an exemption from their rules and the court basically said so long as your law allows for an exemption. You can't deny religious exemption on this so it's a very narrow victory and the most interesting part of it is not the majority opinion. it's act it's a concurrence concurrence with the result but Really a descent with the logic and the limited nature the ruling in which Semolina pointed out that all philadelphia has to do to prevail to do what it wants is just eliminate the exemptions for anyone and then they're back at square what and this is part of a broader religious freedom argument. You know that has to do with other supreme court. Precedents like The smith case where scalia of all people ruled that a general law generally applicable to everyone That there's no should be no exemptions For religions and so long as it's that's their that's a big obstacle to what i think justice. Scalia i mean justice alito and justice thomas aim may be just as scorched would like to see to get into the weeds on that just a little bit more. So the the precedent that bill citing here is employment division. V smith One thousand nine hundred ninety case and it involved native americans who had been fired for using peyote in religious rituals and then they applied for unemployment benefits and were denied. Those unemployment benefits by the state and the gist of the ruling. Was that the ban. On peyote wasn't aimed at anyone's religion. It was a general rule with some incidental. Burdens placed on religion. But it didn't make any exceptions. And so the native americans lost that case. And just to underline bill's point about the narrowness of this philadelphia ruling. Up basically what the majority six justices the majority said was that this contract the foster contract that philadelphia had allowed the city to make exemptions even though it didn't in practice actually make any exemptions and then here's what the chief justice wrote.
"obamacare" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"At nine o'clock, you know, I was and I'm no legal mind. Scott. You don't have to tell us that. Okay? Um, I was just thinking about the Supreme Court ruling yesterday. That Denied yet another challenge to Obamacare. And I think there's a question that Opponents of Obamacare needs to begin asking themselves. Maybe not so much. Looking ahead as to what could happen, but looking back, uh because I'm a big believer in. There are times when You keep fighting a fight in there times where you maybe have to realize Yeah, you're losing and it's time to move on. So I'm going to get to that after nine o'clock and Doing maybe a little soul searching as well for some people out there, But before we do that there is something that I've been doing and I don't know that I've had a chance to do this on this show because it's been a couple of weeks. A few weeks since I've last been in For Steve's graffiti, But when I am in this chair and behind This microphone. There is something that I like to do, and that is a particular Countdown. It is what I affectionately.
"obamacare" Discussed on Start Here
"Knowledge of how to grow food out of the land. Folks in northern europe did not know how to firemen brazil in cuba and florida and virginia. It's an entirely different climate. And so you've got these farmers who say yes when slavery ended really of continued with share. Cropping which allowed these Black farmers to rent land often from the former slave owner like share cropping almost generous term. When you think about what it actually made like. It's not like was sharing this pasture right exactly and when it comes to share cropping at something that i know all about intimately because of my family history. I'm a south carolina boy and so my great great great grandfather. Here remote was a sharecropper and i was blessed enough to know my great grandfather. Who told me stories about growing food because when it comes to property it's so important for the black family to actually own something you know. There was that promise of acres and a mule if forty acres and a mule had been a promise kept that would be worth almost seven trillion dollars today and for many. It was a broken promise by hearing the dog from is so we have a raise a row crops such surveys and so i met this farmer down in southern virginia. He is the founder of the national black farmers association for my staff so we john voight junior. This is a man straight out of central casting when it comes to farmers brad wearing all black cowboy hat on. Got the boots on for you army in your blood. It's i'm a fourth generation farm and so on his land and he's giving me the history of the land. He's telling me about his family grandfather. Eighteen ninety four. So when i told my kids this they can't believe that somebody from the eighteen hundred. You just see the pride when he talks about being a property owner. And that's what's interesting to me is is like you said. There's the history of black people in this country. Not having the land that i was forcibly taken from them and then was kept from them and then was rented to them. But it's not just a history lesson that you're going over like there are current things happening now that affect whether a black american can afford to own a farm being in that with that lifts official in modern history. There are things going on in for john boy junior. He is a man who has fought. The system is wednesday own day. He saw that farmers for you for like armas wednesday one day we. We named black in fact in the eighties. He has a number of stories about discrimination from the. Usda and the they still had the word negro own on the usda application as yes. It's one of my first. Fight was to get the word negro. Yes he calls the us department of agriculture. The last plantation in that just gave me chills when he said that to me the numbers support. Exactly what. I'm sitting here telling you can look at since. Nineteen ninety five a trillion dollars with a t having paid out to las palmas in this country that form of just subsidies and a little non has went to black farmers in this country and it was so rampant that discrimination it was so bad that he and a number of other farmers sued and nine hundred ninety nine the. Usda settled for one hundred million dollars in the usda. I should say we reached out to them. They say that they are committed to a more inclusive. Usda but for the farmers who were just trying to hold onto their land the black farmers who are trying to hold onto their land. They're having a really tough time. Brad those resources. You can't compete. I still need money to buy see lime and fertilizer. These few a century ago. We saw nearly a million black bombers. Today that number's roughly fifty thousand. More than ninety percent of land by farmers has been lost by the past century. Agency this hand. Who's a very agency putting black farmers out of business. So where does this go from here. Kenneth because beyond the settlements are there instances now in two thousand twenty one were black. Farmers are still saying. Hey this system is still locking us out. Yeah black bombers believe that when it comes to their white counterparts they're just not being treated equally when it comes to the loan process when it comes to debt relief. And so you've got president biden who just signed that two trillion dollar american rescue plan with five billion dollars going to farmers of color but then we just recently had a big development and the past few days or so where a court ruled mattress. Some majority white farmers sued to stop it to have an injunction. The judge agreed with them and said that the doling out of this debt relief money shouldn't be based on race. You're still waiting on walk. Get a crop in the ground this year and so you've got some farmers that i spoke with who one particular in southern virginia whose farmers in foreclosure put up low building. Owners play by attractive and he has been waiting waiting on pins and needles to get that debt relief and it looks like it won't happen for him in time for you know the sharecroppers the guilty sponsor bright as i said this goes back hundreds of years. It goes back to slavery reclaimed up to south and clean up the country and remain tobacco gold cotton and for black farmers. They believe that they help build this country and they help beat it and just as important own your own property. There are so many who just want to keep. That going was power for two. You can process. I'm sitting there to jesus crisis militia. It's really important. Look i think it's that is not always necessarily at top of mind. We talk about race relations economics in this country. Kenneth moton juneteenth special tonight on abc. Thanks so much thanks for. I'd renting.
"obamacare" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Evening from washington dc. I'm zelina maxwell in for chris hayes from the very beginning from when democrats. I started talking about universal healthcare up until president. Obama signed the affordable care act into law in march two thousand ten dismantling that law has been the number one policy agenda item for republicans congressional republicans tried and failed to repeal obamacare at least seventy times before republican senator john mccain of arizona quite dramatically. Shut down the last major effort to repeal it and replace it with nothing but they did not just try in congress. They took it to the supreme court where it was shot down multiple times. In two thousand twelve chiefs chief justice roberts surprise everyone and sided with the more liberal justices in a five to four decision upholding the law and then again in two thousand fifteen. It's arrived another challenge but the margin expanded to six to three when donald trump became president. He made repealing obamacare his number one policy goal and even after senator mccain's late nights thumbs down trump and the republicans. They kept trying to find new ways to dismantle the law they landed on getting rid of protections for people with preexisting conditions even in the middle of a pandemic a pandemic that killed hundreds of thousands of americans it is donald trump nominated amy coney barrett to the supreme court and it's also why republicans rushed to confirm her only weeks before the two thousand twenty presidential election. Something democrats were very very clear about during Nomination hearings this well could mean that judge barrett is confirmed american. Stand to lose the benefits that the provides ginger return. You weigh in on gallery of this statute you come to one conclusion affordable care because constitutional republicans are scrambling to confirm this nominee as fast as possible because they need one more trump judge on the bench before november ten to win and strike down the entire for care act for her part bear. Dodge just about every question that came her way but donald trump has had has happy was happy to admit that he expected the supreme court to toss out obamacare even as he claimed he wanted to protect people with preexisting conditions for the pre existing conditions. This is such a big issue for voters who is a big issue. In point of fact your administration is about to go to the supreme court to argue to throw out the rest of obamacare which includes the protections for plagiarizing conditions such so your administration is in court right now trying to get rid of that protection order to replace it with a much better healthcare at a much lower price and always under all circumstances we are going to protect the republicans. I mean maybe. I changed the party a lot over the last three years but we will protect people with preexisting conditions. Well today. the supreme court announced its decision. In that case trump was referring to an obamacare survived again. It was the largest margin of defeat for republicans so far with trump nominees wreck cavanaugh namie coney barrett agreeing with With the majority to preserve the law in a seven to two decision. Now this decision does not permanently guarantee the affordable care act or protect it going forward and republicans. They're not sure how to gut. It tried to gut it again but the decision is a victory nonetheless. Former minnesota senator. Al franken was one of the key votes in the passing of the aca. He is now the host of the al franken podcast and he joins me now. Thank you so much for being here. Your senate win obamacare possible. Your senate be worth three hundred twelve. Russell i apologize order light delays. So let me just ask the question. And then i'll let you give your complete answer. The lessons learned in your view in terms of how to pass progressive legislation. That will be upheld in courts will. That's that's a tall order to figure that out because they say they stack the court. They packed the court with federal society judges during trump and with really a partisan unqualified judges. And so they are this. The federal court now is very partisan Part of what we have to do is We have to confirm our own judges We you know unfortunately Mitch mcconnell made it very clear that if in twenty two day pick up the majority That he will not allow abide nominee for the supreme court to get to a will heard just like garland and that puts a lot of pressure. I think on unjust brier You know. In retrospect i think Justice ginsburg probably should've retired. So we wouldn't have coney barrett we'd have someone a lot a more even-handed or perhaps progressive So that's one of the lessons we learned is that they packed the course it was all federal society one hundred per centers and So we better confirm judges fast and and consider getting back to the two judges that they stole on the supreme core in terms of that mcconnell strategy essentially what he did to. Your point is packed. Federal bench with conservative jurists. Does that complicate the potential for a progressive biden agenda. If were able to see the biden administration pass some of the things that are on the table. What happens when they're challenged in court. And we have all these conservative judges on the bench. I think it's a real fear of this. This was they got rid of the blue slip. You know the blue slip is that if a for example president trump nominated a circuit court. Judge for my ad minnesota circuit is. I didn't hand in my blue slip. Which tra- saying i don't want this guy normally i would go back to my state form. Committee the select Someone is respected by everybody as a republican because it was republican president but that created a federal court that was respected. They got rid of that. And as a result this court is extremely partisan including People like justice cavanaugh. Who during his question. Answer in the second around there. S-she said he was going to take revenge. I mean this is a very very hard anticipate what that kind of what those kind of judges are going to do and in terms of a looking forwards right that in some ways we're looking forward than the laws are passed in. They're going into into the court system but in order to even get there the laws have to be passed so in order to pass laws. We need to change the filibuster. And you have a plan to do that. and you. you've said changing the threshold to fifty five votes is the way to go. Senator mansion is actually interested in this idea. Tell us how that would work Joe has said that he will not Get rid of the filibuster. But he's open to modify it. That's one a modification. Going fifty. Five when i have been suggesting is that instead of requiring sixty to stop filibuster bussers. We do now right now. Takes one senator of filibuster and sixty to stop. It will were suggesting as you need. Forty one senators in this case would be republicans to go to the floor and not and stay on the floor and do a talking. Filibuster means i'd have to stay there. And i know my colleagues. They don't wanna do that. And so and joe also in this tape was reveal by the intercept. A where he spoke to no labels Suggested a sad that he was open to that and that was very hard. Yeah it seems to me that anytime he saying. He's open to an idea that's progress from where we currently stand which is nothing is happening on many of the items on the biden agenda. And what in your view needs to happen in the last minute. Here for all the democrats. The senate democrats to get on the same page. I in order to pass some of this critical legislation. That's also a piece of this to the democratic party needs to be locked in.
"obamacare" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
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"obamacare" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
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"obamacare" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Level to her. Her very unique and specific Circumstances. Well, Yeah, she was extolling the virtues of obamacare. But Obamacare while it helped someone like her. Obama care hurt at least five million Americans who lost the insurance that they liked. And it hurt tens of millions more Americans who saw their premiums not cut by the $2500 at Barack Obama promised, but double and triple. And lose coverage and see their coverage change significantly Now they're paying for things that they would never want or need in a million years like artificial insemination. Because other people wanted it. And it's you know, I get that this woman wants to have herself taken care of. But shouldn't you at least pay a little bit of lip service and acknowledge that while you're doing better you are the exception. Not the rule that while the system that you like Is good for you, or better for you that it is not better for many, many more people, and that's the problem of the federal government involving itself in these sorts of things. They try and stretch the silly putty out over the entirety of the comic page. Right? And you can get it to the edge. It gets pretty thin in the middle of you stretch it too far. And it was much better for Ah, large percentage of people larger percentage of people before then it is now. Yes, the edges are covered, and therefore the edges are happy. But the middle is getting screwed. This is why the Democrat approach to health care back during Obamacare was such a disaster that we want to cover everybody all at once they disrupted the entire market. They knew who people like this woman who asked that question last night were they know that those circumstances exist. There were plans and proposals from Republicans so they didn't go anywhere. That could have covered them. But the man I risk pools. No system is going to be perfect. Nothing is going to be free. But you create nationwide high risk pools. You allow people to band together through trade organizations and types of industry. To increase their buying power. And you could have gotten people like her insurance at an affordable rate without screwing over everybody else. But when you just throw spandex out there One size fits all. The edges. Don't get covered. Some of the spandex could spread pretty thin. Get two more of this in a second. But did you know there's an average of 10,000 baby boomers retiring every single day? It's over 36 million new retirees in the next 10 years all starting to collect Social Security and sign up for Medicare. Did you know a great percentage of retirees? Air worried that they'll run out of money and retirement, and many are concerned about not having enough money to maintain their lifestyle in later years? Would you like to eliminate some of that fear and have a sense of stability.
"obamacare" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"Am The little sisters of the poor a group of Catholic nuns who operate nursing homes? We're back to the Supreme Court for a second time. Arguing against the insurance contraception mandate that is part of Obamacare Bill. You've have followed this case in written columns on it for years now. What is the crux of the argument? Here the crux of the argument is that it seems to be a priority for an incredible segment of left to forced these Catholic nuns to distribute contraception remember. This is a rule. This wasn't really a law was included in a law giving hhs discretion and it went to the Supreme Court and they had a partial victory was sent down to lower courts to the Supreme Court. Suspended the fines way. It was an incredible amount of money each day. And there's no way they could have afforded to do it but it really smacks of bad faith of trying to force this down these nuns and not taking The answering the original case remembering the original case justice Scalia died before they rendered a decision so it was not as clear as it will probably be this time where we have a justice gorsuch in there now yet to go through just a little bit more of that history so the affordable care act says that insurance plans generally have to cover women's preventive care which the health and Human Services Department of the Obama Administration said meant all manner of contraception coverage There was an accommodation offered to groups like the little sisters Where they could opt out but the little sisters Are arguing that The opt-out requires their insurance plan. Or someone down the line to offer the same seamless coverage through their plan infrastructure They got to the Supreme Court in two thousand sixteen. But then as you say Justice Scalia had died. I in the court didn't rule on the merits than in two thousand seventeen eighteen. The trump administration expanded some conscience exceptions which Pennsylvania and New Jersey sued to block. So now we're back at the Supreme Court with the substantially the same question. And there's there's lots of arguments here but Kim one of them is based on Riffa. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act which says that if government wants to substantially burden religious exercise it generally has to do so by the least restrictive means. And that's how hobby lobby a similar case. Right and Riffa is very much in keeping with the American respect for Religious Liberty if you go through all kinds of different examples you know we even in times of war the. Us has accommodated pacifists You know there are Amish. Who are exempt from Social Security and the Riffa Act was passed in one thousand nine hundred ninety three with all of this mine And it's essentially authorized. The creation of exemptions to the birth control mandate and the Obama Administration wanted nothing to this. They keep saying that. Well you know you if you can do this or your insurers we've given you as you called it an opt out but as the nuns of pointed out this is not a fixed because it's just. It's a way of offering the little sisters at mechanism to comply with the mandate It's not allowing them to not comply with the mandate and it's forcing them therefore to provide a service that fundamentally is at odds with their religious beliefs so in this case is going to be made based on what we know from Hobby Lobby. One would assume that the majority on the court is going to be very sympathetic. To that argument I listened to the oral arguments. I'll pull out a few notable moments here in paraphrase some things. Because I don't have an a full transcript yet The first being justice GINSBURG So she asked a very long. I guess it wasn't a question. It was a statement and then the chief justice said. Do you want to respond to that to the advocate? But she her argument bill. Is that That these exceptions from the trump administration she says toss to the winds entirely. Congress's instructions that women need and shall have seamless and no cost comprehensive coverage and she was saying that that leaves women to hunt for coverage on their own or try to find another government program and that refer doesn't allow in her view one party to harm another in this way. Yeah I think that's a real stretch Look and second. There is the constitution that protection religious liberty. I think it's just incredible that at this day. We're trying to force none D- fraction of the population. Who Do an incredible job serving the elderly in their homes in the little sisters homes to provide Contraceptives against her will to their employees. It's just it's just crazy you know. The irony is we mentioned refer before river was passed in reaction to justice Scalia's opinion in that payout case where he basically said in a generally applicable law. You know has to apply to everyone and he was not is sympathetic to the religious exemption but I sort of agree with him. I think in wake of hobby lobby and I think also wake. This is a really This is another example of just the bad faith toward religious believers that we see so often from the left not to not to reach a reasonable accommodation as Kim mentioned the accommodations that the Obama Administration for example. If we're just accounting gimmicks right and I don't see why this is so important to them. Yeah you know one other thing that I would add to. That is 'cause I appreciate bill's point about how you know. This is such a small part of the population and things have changed a lot as well in the ten years since Obamacare was passed. Women have the ability to now thanks to planned parenthood on get a prescription online and have contraception delivered to their home. There are different Obamacare exchanges can go and take instead it's easier to get contraception through government plans these days and I always returned to the fact too. That W- was only ten years ago when women were responsible for obtaining their own contraception entirely outside of their insurance plans and and managed to do so quite successfully. I would point out so I mean the argument that this is is somehow a tyranny against women. The other additional joke is that look. The little sisters of the poor have never provided Contra -ception coverage so the argument that someone's going to lose their contraception coverage is simply nonsense and poke lament the advocate. On behalf of the little sisters made that point It was an interesting moment was he was asked by Justice Alito. You know who who would this apply to within your organization that you know of and what he said was that we first of all as you say the this mandate has never been applied to the little sisters because they've been finding it this whole time and he said we've not heard from a single employee who views as the problem You know these people not all of them. They the little sisters higher Open basis so not all of them are Catholic But he said they these people come to work for the little sisters understanding. The mission of the little sisters Again that's that's paraphrase just typing out as they are as they're speaking But it's it's IT'S. It's an interesting challenge to balance some of these these burns at some point so another interesting moment. Bill was just as soda. My are asked assume that Congress says that every insurance has to cover a corona virus vaccine and there is someone who objects to vaccination could. They declined to pay for that policy. And Paul Clementi advocate for little sisters said. No I mean maybe that would be held to be a substantial burden on religion but in the middle of a pandemic may be government could carry that burden. So I mean some of these questions are not quite clear cut although I mean that's a hypothetical that maybe wouldn't come to pass anyway. Yeah absolutely agree again. Look I think the larger issue is on on these kind of things you know the constitution of the larger issues that were supposed to reasonably accommodate people of religious belief and not force them to find. That's behind as Kim said. The refer logic is that you know you might still have the goal that every woman who works for the little sisters should should to have access to contraception should have access to free contraception. But is this the only way to do it to force that to be provided through the sisters? I mean you could set up clinics. There's many different ways I I really think. Well I certainly hope that the Supreme Court on this one is going to finally give a clear resolution to the issue and I would just add to. I read about that sort of my question and found it somewhat absurd. Only in this regard that the situations aren't remotely comparable in that when you're talking about a pandemic and infectious disease. That's very very different than getting pregnant. You don't catch getting pregnant so those are just in my mind. I thought it was a question that that didn't really make the point that she was trying to make. We're talking about the Supreme Court and you're listening to Potomac Watch from the Wall Street Journal robotics artificial intelligence augmented reality. The future is here. Listen to tomorrow today with the Wall Street. 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"obamacare" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Poll support for impeaching and removing trump has dropped in the net points since last month and it's going to continue water does gang culture contra country out the Wall Street radio network I don't spend a lot of time on this in the impeachment probably sick of hearing about it it's going to happen today I'm up Shatt because for three years they have not been doing their job our Congress they've been doing this for impeachment as I said before regardless if you hate Trumper love trump you should hate Congress more think about what they have done they have put off repealing obamacare they have put off eating jobs for infrastructure the infrastructure bill never went through all because of this impeachment I mean it's unbelievable yet they just don't care that's why we need terms there's gotta be term limits in this country because if you don't get term limits they don't care about you or me they don't care about the country they put themselves first these politicians make decisions based on their party it's always party when I make a decision they does it does it well what's best for the American people what's best for the folks on main street they don't think like that because when they're in Congress too long they only think about the party everything is the party aisle givers Republican or Democrats are there all that the party why do you think for thirteen years twelve years we can't grow this economy even three per shot not to three percent you know how bad that is they lie about inflation our selection below our target price to two percent are you not inflation is six to eight percent if not more they lie about inflation because they got to take care of their bodies on Wall Street they got to keep these interest rates going doc I keep these interest rates low so Wall Street can keep bar with this money thank you speculating in the stock market keep interest rates low Congress got to keep interest rates low to help their bodies a CEO so they can keep those stock buybacks kill the economy that's all they think about it when I hear this garbage like today listen to this this will make you sick of it made me sick here's the opening what policy we gather today under the dome of this temple of democracy since.
"obamacare" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"You with better plans dot net and this is my new favorite organization because you guys help people get insurance plans. That aren't obamacare and that are significantly less costly than the stuff. I've looked dad over the course of the last year or so that's correct significantly less costly and twice as good. So tell me what you do and then I wonder how you do it okay. We market and sell individual small group health insurance plans. What's that are outside the obamacare mandates? We sell deputy health insurance plans. That match up with the Obamacare Macaire major medical plans do not include the mandates which drive up the cost of these mainstream major medical glance. What are these mandates maternity coverage that you may or may not what I think? I'm good yeah I think People may be above fifty sixty years old. Met Interested in that. Perhaps the Secta me might be something to correct. Yes pediatric dental which which is part of the individual mandate a part of the obamacare mandates. The big thing that's driving up the cost of obamacare major medical plans is guaranteed issue so yes they will accept everybody. You might need a heart surgery. Next lengthy will they will accept you that drives up. The premiums drives down the coverages. Because claims are are you know driving minimize claims for the insurance companies. They raise their deductibles driving. Private premiums up and everybody.
"obamacare" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Of obamacare and we almost have a bomb the care gun which closed we water that that was a little bit surprising I'm sure none of you knew who that was we had it done repeal and replace but it's going to happen and I think it's going to actually be in the end actually better so we all right and is the president he hits it in some of the hits you know the repeal obamacare and still going after Joe did so it was something I was dead John McCain my blast right there but he did name a mating call my income names I mean that's you know eight hundred seven sixty K. Evan Bayh it is the bright wearable show I am seven sixty talking breaking news in moments planning for your tax increase courtesy of the Democrats in Sacramento I am seven sixty talking recognition service got that Israel has decided not to allow Congress woman machine to tell leave of Michigan and ill on Omar of Minnesota to visit their country they say it's in keeping with policy of denying entry to those who advocate boycotts of Israel the remarks came shortly after president trump tweeted that it would show great weakness of Israel allow the man one day after six police officers were shot during a violent standoff in Philadelphia five people were wounded by gunfire in another part of the city police said all five victims were taken to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries there have not yet been any arrests in soccer stars Megan Rapinoe and Kristen press are gearing up to take the fight for equal pay to the court room this after mediation talks between the U. S. soccer federation and U..
"obamacare" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"Ed Donahue, ObamaCare. Fight prime minister's proposal. I'm Mike moss. President Trump says ObamaCare isn't working it's too expensive. The premiums are too expensive. People are going broke trying to pay for the president's defending his support for trying to defeat ObamaCare in the courts, but he's getting pushback from within the GOP from people like Senator Susan Collins provision of the law that you need to be fixed. The answer is for the duration to work with congress and present a plan to replace and fix the LA more from correspondent Bob Costantini. President Trump says his administration is administering the Affordable Care Act better than the Obama administration. Even as his Justice department is now trying to eliminate what's commonly called ObamaCare is asking the fifth US circuit to strike down the nine year old program phase, one of the lawsuit terminates ObamaCare, you know, that that's the Texas law said. We think it'll be upheld that we think it'll do very well in the supreme court, and if the supreme court rules that ObamaCare is out. We will have a plan that's far better. Democrats say as many as twenty five million Americans would lose coverage if ObamaCare is killed outright. Bob Costantini, the White House. British Prime Minister Theresa may says she'd be willing to step down wants her Brexit deal gets through parliament, correspondent Bianca Nobilo is in London Prime Minister pooping hoping that by bargaining not and pledging that she will stand down if her Brexit deal pauses that she'll be able to get those lost votes that she needs in order to pass her deal at this eleventh hour in the process. Boeing says it will enhance training pilots for seven thirty-seven max jets. And it's updated software for the planes after two crashes caused authorities to ground the jets in most countries around the world..
"obamacare" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Ed, I spent some time visiting areas that went seventy eighty percent for Donald Trump places where I did not meet a single Hillary Clinton vote. Met lots and lots of Trump voters who were also ObamaCare and Rowley's. And I think that's you know, if if the supreme court does what these conservative attorneys general want it to do those are the people who are losing coverage. So there's plenty of Democrats who will lose coverage too. But there's plenty of Republican voters whose coverage is on the line with this lawsuit. So it's just amazing to me. I guess it hasn't become less politically divisive. As far as like, these partisan lines are concerned. Well, I think that is I mean when it's benefiting voters of both parties. So a lot of this is Republicans just aren't telling voters the truth about what they're doing. So if you look at the campaign of Josh Holly, who until last week was the attorney general of Missouri was recently, sworn in as a Missouri. Senator he is one of the attorneys general asking the Texas court to end Obamacare's we're Texans or pre existing conditions. He ran ads against Claire mccaskill talking about how. Oh, he is going to protect resistant conditions, and it's important to him because this kid is a pre existing condition and Claire mccaskill is the one who wants to take it away while he's suing to get rid of this part of the Affordable Care Act. We've got to perfect little boys just ask their, mama. Earlier this year, we learned our oldest has a rare chronic disease pre existing condition. We know what that's like I'm Josh Holly. I support forcing insurance companies to cover all pre existing conditions. Do you see this from Trump as well? I mean, his Twitter account leading up to the mid term elections was full of statements about how Republicans are protecting pre existing conditions. His Justice department is asking the court to get rid of those provisions. So it really it. It in a way everyone's United in saying they want to protect your existing conditions because that's the popular thing to say. But there's a clear divide and like what the two parties are trying to do right now with that part of the Affordable Care Act. We're like a couple of months in a year away from this thing being a decade old. How has it changed our healthcare system, you make you feel so old, Sean? A whole decade reporting on ObamaCare. There was a funny moment a few years ago, whereas lecturing in a college class, and you know, I'm not that old. I'm thirty three. And one of these college students who is a, you know, I think a freshman or sophomore it said something about pre existing conditions, and he said, well, what's a pre existing condition because you've never heard the term because he just didn't know that was the thing that insurance did. So I think the big thing that has changed is this expectation that of course, everyone has access to health insurance. And like no insurance companies should not be able to deny you because you have a certain condition or certain history. I think that's a big mindset change that happened because of the Affordable Care Act. I mean, the big legacy is changing the rules.
"obamacare" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Okay. Sarah. We talked about the text judge and the democratic attorneys general who are posing his decision. What are Democrats here in Washington doing for ObamaCare now that they have control of the house on the second day in control of the house on January fourth? They announced that they are going to file paperwork. Also with the fifth circuit to defend the Affordable Care Act in court. It almost feels a little captain plan at eight A may like you have like members of congress, the attorneys generals kind of teaming up to give this legal defense to the Affordable Care Act and do Democrats feel that they owe that to Obama to their voters or do they feel like they have a mandate right now to go in to congress and protect ObamaCare. I mean, ObamaCare is just as much Nancy Pelosi's baby as it is Obama. She shepherded that Bill through the house, and we were many many moments when it was not clear going to pass and she gave this press conference. I remember where. You know, I it was one of those moments where it looked like ObamaCare was not going to become law. And she was saying, you know, we go through the gate. The gates close will go over the fence fences too, high will pull out in that doesn't work. We'll parachute end, but we're going to get healthcare reform passed for the American people for their own personal health and economic security. She was so integral in the law's passage and corralling our caucus. So I'm sure part of it for hers personal that you know, she wants to see this law. That is a big part of her speakership legacy survive. And I think they also feel like they have a mandate. They ran on healthcare. They won on health care that they see the Affordable Care Act as a political asset after years of seeing it as a political obstacle. But what can they really do with the Republican majority in the Senate with the Republican president who definitely has an ax to grind with ObamaCare. If this is just circulating through the course right now, one of the things they could do is, you know, actually. Get rid of the individual mandate. They would just require some bipartisan work around the Affordable Care Act that there is not much of a history of the individual mandate was such a big part of the ACA's passage. What is ObamaCare look like without it? And does it eventually just follow part because the whole argument was that you need the individual mandate to make these markets work. Right. Yes. So the individual mandate everyone spent so much time in twenty ten talking about three legged stools. This is the Elvis thing healthcare nerds talked about and the three legged stool of ObamaCare was that an order to have one leg of the stool, everybody gets health insurance. And a second leg of the stool that people are charged the same prices. No matter what you needed a third leg of your stool, you needed.
"obamacare" Discussed on Today, Explained
"It has been greeted with a lot of skepticism even within the conservative legal scholar community about whether I can actually be a successful case. Good morning. I wanna thank you all for being here of your beset attorney general for the state of California. So the second part of this is that they're these seventeen democratic attorneys general now appealing the Texas judge's decision. Right. What's going on there in our motion to intervene? We argue that striking down the Affordable Care Act would cause immediate and irreparable harm to the people of our state. Over eleven point eight million low income individuals receive coverage through Medicaid as a result of the Affordable Care Act in the states that have expanded access. There are some ten point three million people around the country who obtained health insurance through the Affordable Care ACT's marketplaces. So this is a bit of a weird situation. Usually the way this works is that the federal government defense federal law. Yeah. That is not what is happening here. A earlier on in the history of this case, the Trump administration filed a brief where they said they actually support overturning the Affordable Care Act. They didn't think the judge should go quite as far as he did. They said that certain provisions like the ban on preexisting conditions, the requirement to cover everybody those things needed to fall if the individual mandate fell because they were so just tethered together. So once it became clear, the Trump administration was not going to defend this in court, these attorneys general basically raised their hand and said. Can we intervene? Can can we present the defense of no one else will? And the said, yes. So now, you have this coalition of seventeen attorneys general, and they essentially are arguing that congress clearly knew it is doing when it set individual mandate penalty zero their intention was not to repeal the entirety of the Ford book. Eric their intention was to do exactly what they did in their tax law, and they are kind of going to be the ones who carry this through the court system because the federal government is on the other side of things at this point. How unusual is that to have state attorneys general going up against state attorneys general in the federal courts, it's you know, I'm not a court reporter, I'm a health reporter. But I've never seen this covering a lot of ObamaCare lawsuits, usually you see attorneys general filing Mikus briefs, you know, voicing their support for one side. It's pretty unusual to have them stepping in entirely for the federal government. So does this mean that we're going to see some sort of crazy patchwork of? Of of ObamaCare in different states. Or is everything the same until this builds to some sort of decision. So right now, everything is the same. And I think that's a really important point for anyone who is worried about their health insurance who gets coverage through a bomb care you want to just say it again. Yes, I definitely everything is the same your coverage exists. It does not cease to exist because of this decision under summer thirtieth. The judge in Texas read O'Connor issued a stay which means that nothing changes until this gets sorted out in the courts. So it looks like the appeals process is going to run through twenty nineteen that could set up a supreme court case in twenty twenty heard there's some other things happening in twenty twenty. So it's it's an interesting timeline that we're staring down..
"obamacare" Discussed on Today, Explained
"To the Affordable Care Act drawing the attention of attorneys, generals and congress and becoming yet. Another major. Legal battle over ObamaCare. Okay. So let's go through those three things one by one starting with the Texas judge. What exactly is the argument that he's making? So he cited with the people who brought the challenge and the argument that they made is this back in the end of twenty seventeen congress passed a big tax Bill, right? And it did all sorts of things. One of the things that did was get rid of the penalty for not carrying health insurance the individual mandate. It didn't wipe that off the books entirely. They didn't have the votes due to that. But they set the penalty for not carrying health insurance two zero dollars. So it's essentially the same for you and me as it being wiped off the books, so incomes and enterprise and conservative lawyer who says a hod this can be the downfall of ObamaCare he thinks back to a twenty twelve supreme court decision. This was the first challenge to the individual mandate. We're Roberts broke the tie and sided with the liberals, exactly. Chief Justice Roberts with a clever bit of legal jujitsu ruled that while congress can't simply force Americans to buy health insurance. They can tax Americans more if they don't buy insurance. And that's what this law does. And so with that virtually the entire Obama healthcare law was saved, and what Robert said was that the individual mandate is constitutional because it is a tax okay Roberts wrote because the constitution permits such attacks. It is not our role to forbid it or to pass upon it's wisdom or fairness now that the penalty is set to zero dollars the argument in this case was that it's not a tax any more the individual mandate is unconstitutional. But it goes even further than that the next step of the argument is that if the individual mandate falls, it is so integral to the Affordable Care Act. The entire rest of the law has to fall with it. Interesting. So it's essentially looks at the individual mandate is kind of a little key. That unlocks the door to repealing the rest of ObamaCare and the judge in this case sided with that argument. And it's a pretty sweeping argument. I it says that everything in Macaire has to fall if the mandate falls, and who is this person who's challenging ObamaCare and Texas to begin with. So it is kind of attorney general's versus attorneys-general a bunch of conservative attorneys general who are party to this lawsuit. Will we have got twenty state attorneys general on board with this, frankly, my hope is that this authority returns to the states? Where it belongs the one size fits all mandate doesn't work and we've seen that in the series of broken promises for ObamaCare put this back in the hands of the states. He knew it seems pretty clear they did this in a Texas court because they thought the judges there would be pretty amenable to their arguments. So I remember seeing like the notifications and the breaking news at this had happened. I was like hasn't this already been decided by the supreme court? But now, it all makes sense the reason it's. Allowed to happen is because the new tax Bill has changed fundamentally the defense that's court made of ObamaCare. Yes. I mean, I would say one of the things that's different about the supreme court challenge. And there have been gosh, like four of them at this point for the Affordable Care Act is that this argument this idea that if the mandate falls the entirety of the law has to fall with it..
"obamacare" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Sarah, cliff. You report on healthcare here at FOX. It's a brand new year with kind of brand new government house ObamaCare doing well. Obamacare is starting this year. Like, it starts many years working its way through another legal challenge that might go to the supreme court. Okay. So what are the big things we need to know about the challenges to about McKay right now. I tell you it's kind of three threefold and the first is something important that happened at the very end of twenty eighteen sweeping decision from a federal judge striking down all of ObamaCare. Republican governors and attorneys general from twenty states challenging the individual mandate. The judge a George W Bush appointee ruling the requirement of coverage unconstitutional. President Trump calling it a great ruling for the country. But what happens now for the millions who rely on ObamaCare for health insurance at recovering pre existing conditions. Now, I want to put this in context at the boss still standing in the Texas. Judge cannot totally overturn it major federal law. So if anyone is panicked about Rama care coverage at is still there, but he issued this very very sweeping ruling that said as a result of some actions. Congress took in two thousand seventeen the law now cannot stand. So we have this huge ruling against the Affordable Care Act. The second thing to know is that seventeen attorneys general all Democrats are now appealing this decision up to the fifth circuit. Okay. In the third thing to know is congress is now getting involved as it's a new congress new congress controlled by Democrats Democrats in the congress have also decided they're throwing their hats in the ring. They are going intervene and also defended the Affordable Care Act in the fifth circuit..