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Friday
Jul252014

Brown For US Senate - AVALERE HEALTH ANALYSIS: HEALTH CARE PREMIUMS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE COULD GO UP MORE THAN 70%

In the wake of yesterday's Obamacare ruling, an analysis from Avalere Health showed that Americans who signed up for the Affordable Care Act could see dramatic increases in their health care premiums. Specifically:
  • In New Hampshire, premiums for those who have subsidies could jump 70-74%.
  • According to the project director for Covering New Hampshire, 77% of Granite Staters who signed up for the Affordable Care Act received subsidies. 
  • That's over 31,000 people that would see their health care costs increase by over 70 percent.
Wednesday
Jul232014

ALG - Obamacare gutted in Halbig ruling 

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July 22, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement praising the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Halbig v. Burwell, finding that Obamcare exchange subsidies cannot be given in states that decided to not set up their own exchanges under an IRS regulation

"Now, the wisdom of 36 states that have refused to implement state exchanges comes into full view with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to strike down any Obamacare subsidies given through the federally run exchanges. The law only ever authorized that the subsidies to private insurers—some $800 billion a year—be paid through the state exchanges. By not setting up state exchanges, and with the court's ruling, the basic premise of Obamacare has been gutted. 

"Not only are the subsidies illegal per the court's ruling, because those subsidies would not be distributed under the decision, the enforceability of both the individual and employer mandates' tax penalties—which depend on those subsidies—has been kneecapped. Meaning, should the ruling stand, the IRS will have no way of penalizing employers and millions of Americans for failing to purchase health insurance in the 36 states. 

"Should this ruling withstand scrutiny all the way through the Supreme Court, it will be the end of Obamacare in those 36 states. It will be such a mess that perhaps the only solution will be for Congress to repeal the law. The 36 state legislatures and governors that refused to implement the exchanges are to be praised—as they may have enabled the nation to dodge the Obamacare bullet." 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/obamacare-gutted-in-halbig-ruling/ 

Attachments: 

"Courts must stop Obamacare's 'taxation without representation,'" By Americans for Limited  Government President Nathan Mehrens, Nov. 25, 2013 at http://netrightdaily.com/2013/11/courts-must-stop-obamacares-taxation-without-representation/

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Wednesday
Jul232014

Rubens For US Senate - Rubens on Federal Appeals Court Ruling on Illegal IRS rules 

Today, a federal appeals court ruled that Obamacare subsidies issued through IRS rules are illegal.  The ruling strikes down subsidies for people enrolled in federal exchanges.  Jim Rubens, candidate for U.S. Senate issued the following statement:

 

"This is a major blow to Obamacare and another reason why this law must be repealed and replaced.  The IRS setup a cloudy rule process and President Obama's rubber-stamp Jeanne Shaheen allowed this mess to occur.  I agree with Judge Griffith that "Congress is supreme in matters of policy".  As your next U.S. Senator, I will fight for not only repeal of Obamacare, but replace it with bold solutions to reduce health care costs, increase quality, and expand patient choice among insurance companies and care providers."

 

Jim’s plan to replace Obamacare is here.

Wednesday
Jul232014

Guinta For Congress - Another blow to ObamaCare: Shea-Porter’s Law on the Ropes  

“Meaningful reform begins with people, not Washington politicians”

 Today, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held that subsidies can be granted only to those who bought insurance in an ObamaCare exchange run by an individual state, not on the federally run exchange.

This represents a significant problem for ObamaCare because 36 states did not create their own marketplace. Should individuals begin to abandon their health care plans because they are unaffordable, premiums will skyrocket as fewer people pay into the system.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

“ObamaCare is coming apart at the seams; the natural result of politicians like Carol Shea-Porter not having read the bill. Meaningful reform begins with people, not Washington politicians. This onerous, one size fits all, federal takeover of our health care system continues to cause massive disruptions of primary medical services and tremendous costs for millions of Americans. Granite Staters deserve a health care system that focuses on reducing costs, puts the individual in charge, and removes Washington from the equation. I will work to replace ObamaCare with free market reforms that do just that.”

Wednesday
Jul232014

Brown For US Senate - STATEMENT ON APPEALS COURT RULING ON OBAMACARE 

MANCHESTER - Today, Scott Brown issued the following statement:
 

“Today’s decision on Obamacare by the federal appeals court is another devastating blow to the people of New Hampshire who have been misled into thinking all is well with their health care. The court’s ruling means that people receiving subsidies for their insurance coverage will lose thosesubsidies. Either they will have to dig deeper into their own pockets to pay the full cost of their insurance, or taxes will have to be raised on all of us to make up the difference. Either way, Senator Jeanne Shaheen needs to explain her continued support for this failed law.”