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Happy Birthday for Obamacare?

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) into law.  The healthcare reform law is also known as the Affordable Care Act.  President Obama and Vice President Biden gave brief remarks during the signing ceremony.  Below are some of the statements and promises made by the president to the American people on that day.  My comments immediately follow the remarks.

The Article One President Strikes Again

On Monday afternoon the Obama administration issued the final regulation for the implementation of the employer-shared responsibility provisions under the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. The regulation again delays the employer mandate to provide health insurance to employees and corresponding fines for non-compliance until 2015 or 2016, depending on the size of the employer.

Disturbing News on Medicaid from Oregon

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) in 2010 objected to the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid, a “partnership” between state governments and Washington to provide healthcare to the poor, knowing at the time that the price tag would be prohibitive and it would put the federal and local governments in charge of millions of Americans’ healthcare.  Already Medicaid consumes on average

More Transparency for Obamacare

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the Exchange Information Disclosure Act (H.R.

Maryland, My Maryland

On Sunday, January 12, the Washington Post wrote a highly critical article of the Maryland Health Connection, the state’s website for its health insurance exchange.  The website has been a disaster since October 1, opening day for all the Obamacare exchanges.

Transparency Bills for Obamacare

Today, the House passed H.R 3811, the “Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act.”  The bill would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to notify Americans within two days of learning that personally identifiable information has been compromised or breached on the Healthcare.gov website.  It passed by a vote of 291 to 122, a veto-proof

2014 -- Now We Get to Find Out What is in Obamacare!

Happy New Year!  CAGW is pleased to announce that it will reconstitute its Healthcare and Science Division.  Why you ask?  The October 1, 2013 roll-out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, and the following chaos demonstrated the need for CAGW to increase its focus on health policy.

I’ll be heading up the division as its director and would appreciate hearing from you on what is happening in your state with regards to Obamacare.  Just email me at gotwaste@cagw.org with my name in the subject line - Elizabeth.

Obamacare Has Taken a Lickin...And It Still Isn't Tickin

Well, now that January 1 has come and gone many of us get to experience the joys of government-controlled health insurance, better known as Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act.  (Yes they ARE the same thing.  There have been polls, which indicate people believe they are two different laws.)

You Think Obamacare's Problems Are Over? Just Wait.

Last week a lot of information was revealed about Obamacare and it's not good.

Freeing Up Government Held Spectrum

On December 11, 2013, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to approve a bi-partisan measure that would provide incentives to federal agencies to free up more spectrum.

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