Tag:obamacare

  • Conservative state lawmakers zing Obamacare replacement plan

    Saying the American Health Care Act “has problematic provisions [including] infringements on state sovereignty,” nine Republican members of the General Assembly have urged GOP congressional leaders to make big changes in the Obamacare replacement plan being circulated in Washington. The letter, signed by more than 160 state lawmakers as of…

  • Foxx’s House committee hears Obamacare horror stories

    Small businesses are still hurting from the effects of Obamacare, several entrepreneurs testified on Wednesday before a congressional committee looking at the impacts of and considering alternative to the 2010 health insurance law. The main message business owners gave to the House Committee on Education and the…

  • Repeal Obamacare Light: NC should abandon insurance mandates

    It is now widely recognized that Obamacare’s insurance mandates are one of the many parts of that legislation contributing to the increasing costs of health insurance. These mandates abandon the concept of consumer sovereignty by forcing people to purchase health insurance coverage they may not need or want.

  • Feds join Berger, Moore in asking for halt in Medicaid lawsuit

    The Cooper administration may have lost a key ally in its attempt to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act: the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Cabinet agency that controls Medicaid. HHS officials joined Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, in a…

  • Be realistic about bipartisanship

    In a political climate more civil than the one we have now, in which Democrats and Republicans have more productive discussions, you will still be routinely disappointed with outcomes.

  • Trump’s first-day actions make Medicaid expansion less likely

    An executive order by President Donald Trump along with a regulatory freeze announced by his chief of staff place new barriers between Gov. Roy Cooper and his plan to expand Medicaid in North Carolina, experts say. A restraining order issued in federal court is blocking Gov. Roy Cooper’s $6 billion…

  • Court order could end Cooper’s Medicaid expansion plan

    Gov. Roy Cooper’s attempt to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act before President Obama leaves office may have run aground as the result of an order issued Saturday night by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Louise Flanagan issued a 14-day restraining order barring federal officials from approving…