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Georgia insurance commissioner bragged publicly about sabotaging Obamacare

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens (R) boasted to a crowd of Republicans that his office is creating bureaucratic hurdles to slow down and derail the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Jay Bookman reported that earlier this month, Hudgens boasted to an audience…

Ezra Klein: Republicans on ‘kamikaze mission’ against Obamacare

Washington Post columnist and MSNBC guest host Ezra Klein on Monday night said the Republican war against the Affordable Care Act has turned into a campaign of self-sacrifice. “This is a weird thing that’s happened to the campaign against Obamacare,” he remarked. “It began as most campaigns do, as a…

House votes to repeal Obamacare for 40th time

The House of Representatives, in a 232-185 vote, again attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as “Obamacare” through a bill that would essentially block the Internal Revenue Service’s ability to enforce the individual mandate. This marks the 40th time the House of Representatives has tried to…

Republican candidate: Obamacare ‘as destructive’ as slavery

Republican congressional candidate Bill O’Brien on Thursday said that the Affordable Care Act was as bad as slavery laws in the United States. “And what is Obamacare?” he said at an Americans for Prosperity event in Concord, New Hampshire. “It is a law as destructive to personal and individual liberty…

Republicans want health care individual mandate to apply to undocumented immigrants

House Republicans are angling to inject a little bit of the Affordable Care Act into the nation’s immigration reform debate, discussing a bill that would make purchasing health insurance a condition for immigrants waiting to begin the citizenship process. While the bill has yet to be drafted and Senate Republicans…

Rep. Gohmert warns of ‘redneck’ mandates if Obamacare upheld

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) on Monday said liberals should be opposed to the insurance mandate in the Affordable Care Act because it could be used against them by a future “redneck” president, according to The Hill. “Let’s say you want to follow this administration’s idea of greatest good for…

Fmr. Reagan official: Health care ‘broccoli mandates’ argument is ‘totally bogus’

A former Solicitor General appointed by President Ronald Reagan says that the conservative argument that the heath care reform law would eventually allow the government to force people to eat broccoli is “totally bogus.” Florida’s Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi and others have insisted (PDF) that if the Affordable Care…

Affordable Care Act gives 2.5 million young adults coverage

Defenders of the Affordable Care Act received good news Wednesday morning. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 2.5 million young adults received health insurance, thanks to a provision in the laws which allows people under 26-years-old to stay on their parents’ insurance. The percentage of 19 to 25-year-olds…

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