Proposed Obamacare Bailout Would Betray the Pro-Life Movement

Liberal Republicans are reportedly plotting to ally with Democrats to bail out Obamacare — and to make matters worse, they’re doubling down on Obamacare’s worst excesses. The possible bailout, most commonly known as Alexander-Murray — named after Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), who have worked on the bill — would resume the subsidies the Obama administration illegally paid to insurance companies to help them stay in the marketplaces. President Trump rightfully ended those illegal subsidies earlier this year, arguing that if Congress wanted to continue paying them, they should appropriate the money. Obamacare is in a death

Trump’s Obamacare Order Was an Attack on Big Insurance, Not the Poor

When Bernie Sanders was on the presidential campaign trail, he famously lambasted the Democratic Party for “often” supporting corporate welfare. Bernie Sanders surely knows this to be true — as this last week has revealed the extreme lengths that Democrats, including himself, will go to defend the most egregious corporate handouts in America. After the health insurance lobby rammed through the passage of Obamacare (and forced millions of Americans to buy their product or face punishment), these same companies began to suffer heavy losses in Obamacare insurance markets. No surprise there, as Obamacare virtually outlawed their ability to price ‘risk,’

Will Obamacare Repeal Fail? Not If the President Plays His Trump Card…

In 5 days, the Senate health care reconciliation vehicle will expire — eliminating any chance of repealing Obamacare this year if the deadline is not met. As it stands now, political prediction markets give the Republican Congress a 9 percent chance of passing a health care bill. Those odds seem generous. While President Trump undoubtedly does not wish to face the political embarrassment of being unable to tackle health care, the fact is, he has yet to play the ace up his sleeve: repealing Congress’s Obamacare bailout. As I previously noted: After passing the “Affordable Care Act,” Congress pleaded with

This Ex-2016 Candidate May Have Saved the Obamacare Repeal — And the GOP

In the aftermath of the GOP’s summer collapse in which it failed to deliver on a seven-year promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, an unlikely but familiar face was working behind the scenes to salvage that promise, the GOP’s dignity, and the American system of governance: Rick Santorum. Santorum is one of the most underappreciated figures in modern conservatism, and perhaps American political history. As a U.S. senator, he pioneered the landmark welfare reform bill that prevented welfare from becoming another permanent unsustainable federal entitlement. He battled on the floor of the Senate like William Wilberforce to pass the Partial Birth Abortion

Could This Bill Be Republicans’ Last Chance to Defund Planned Parenthood?

Last week, H.R. 1628 was introduced in the U.S. Senate. The bill is a last-ditch Obamacare repeal effort, but it has the potential to defund Planned Parenthood and end federally sponsored abortions as well. The bill was introduced by four senators: Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). Former Senator Rick Santorum accompanied the four sponsors to add support. This new legislation would create block grants to be given to each state, enabling the states to establish their own healthcare systems. Sen. Cassidy’s website describes this concept: The grant dollars would replace the federal

WATCH: Planned Parenthood Takes Shot at GOP Senator in New Ad

Yesterday, Planned Parenthood Action Fund announced the release of their latest ad, this one attacking Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) for voting in favor of the Senate’s failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood. You can watch the full video below: Planned Parenthood is displeased with Sen. Heller for voting in favor of the repeal bill after having stated he would “defend Planned Parenthood” this past April. The ad also takes Heller to task for his reasoning behind wanting to defund the abortion giant. Heller argues his objection to Planned Parenthood is due to their using

Is Congress Pushing Obamacare for the Music Industry?

This week, the Foundation for Economic Education’s Jeffrey Tucker offered an interesting theory on what’s driving the ongoing stock market boom: political gridlock. Tucker makes an important point. While it’s true that passing tax cuts or replacing Obamacare would benefit our economy, gridlock offers its own economic benefits as well. All too often when Congress is “getting along,” it spells trouble for American taxpayers. Political gridlock is pro-growth because when Congress has consensus, we see the passage of legislation such as the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and Medicare Part D — to name just

Court: Non-Religious Pro-Life Center Must Pay for Abortions under Obamacare

In a defeat for the pro-life movement and pro-life centers everywhere, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled this week that a secular pregnancy center must comply with the Obamacare mandate that requires organizations to pay for drugs that cause abortions. Real Alternatives, a pro-life organization based out of Pennsylvania, filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration in regard to this mandate. The group provides abortion alternatives in Pennsylvania and elsewhere and, though a secular organization, sought to protect themselves from this mandate under religious exemption due to their moral opposition to abortion. The three-judge panel, however,