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CEI Today: King v Burwell, housing discrimination ruling, Ex-Im Bank, and more 

Friday, June 26, 2015
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Rule of Law Dealt a Blow by the Supreme Court

Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the government in King v. Burwell, the lawsuit coordinated by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) that challenged the IRS’ rewriting of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. "The Court has allowed the IRS to rewrite a law enacted by Congress in a ruling that undercuts the Constitution’s separation of powers," said CEI’s General Counsel Sam Kazman. > Read more

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Supreme Court Rewrites Obamacare, Again

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Supreme Court Ruling on Discrimination ‘Disparate Impact’ Could Harm People the Law Intended to Help

The Supreme Court has issued its ruling on whether and when ‘disparate impact’ is permitted under the Fair Housing Act; but whether or not disparate impact is good policy is far from settled.

The use of disparate impact -- the principle that a practice can be illegal if it affects minorities in a certain way -- is doing great harm to people the civil rights laws were intended to help. > Read more

> Interview John Berlau



Reasons to Oppose the Ex-Im Bank, Part 8: Back Door Bank Subsidies

If a bank makes a loan to a foreign firm to buy U.S. products, Ex-Im can step in and guarantee that debt. The full faith and credit of the U.S. government attaches to Ex-Im guarantees, eliminating any commercial or other risk the bank has taken on.  
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Gov. Perry on SCOTUS Obamacare Decision 


AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling in King v. Burwell:

The Obama Administration has ignored the text of the Affordable Care Act time and again, and today’s ruling allows them to continue to disregard the letter of the law. While I disagree with the ruling, it was never up to the Supreme Court to save us from Obamacare. We need leadership in the White House that recognizes the folly of having to pass a bill to know what’s in it. We need leadership that understands a heavy-handed, one-size-fits-all policy does nothing to help health outcomes for Americans.

With individual premiums up more than 50 percent and nearly 5 million people losing their health plans, Americans deserve better than what we’re getting with Obamacare. It’s time we repealed Obamacare and replaced it with truly affordable, patient centered-health care reform, and I look forward to laying out my ideas on this issue.


NHDP Statement on Supreme Court's Decision Upholding Access to Affordable Health Insurance 

Concord, N.H. - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's decision upholding access to affordable health insurance in King v. Burwell:

“Today, the Supreme Court decided in favor of our state and our nation, ensuring that more than 30,000 Granite Staters who receive tax credits to purchase health coverage will continue to have access to good, affordable health care."

“While we celebrate the fact that 30,000 Granite Staters will remain covered, let's not forget that the Republican Party still desperately wants to repeal health coverage from those hard-working Granite Staters and more. Not to mention that Republicans in Concord refuse to continue the state's bipartisan Medicaid expansion, placing coverage for tens of thousands of Granite Staters at risk and creating uncertainty in the health insurance marketplace." 

"Kelly Ayotte, Frank Guinta, State House Republicans, and the entire Republican presidential field must stop trying to repeal health coverage from millions of Americans and instead work towards bipartisan solutions that will expand middle class opportunity and strengthen our economy."


US Rep Guinta statement on King v. Burwell 

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court upheld the 4th District Federal Court decision that all federal subsidies established under the President’s healthcare law are legal, including states – such as New Hampshire – which did not establish their own exchanges.


“Every individual should be able to access high-quality, affordable healthcare which best suits their needs.  Obamacare’s one-size-fits-all approach does not accomplish this.  Today’s decision doesn’t change the fact that due to Obamacare, premiums have increased by more than $4000, small business wages have decreased by $22.6 billion annually and the number of full-time workers will be reduced by 2.5 million all while costing taxpayers more than $2 trillion. 


Granite Staters should not be forced to spend more of their hard-earned dollars for less access, less quality and fewer choices.  We must increase the affordability, accessibility and quality of healthcare plans.  This can be achieved by providing tax credits for those transitioning off of Obamacare subsidies, allowing small business owners to band together across state lines to purchase insurance, protecting those with pre-existing conditions and protecting patients and taxpayers by including medical malpractice liability reforms.


I will continue to fight for a patient-centered approach that protects those with preexisting conditions, restores billions in Medicare cuts, supports our small businesses and allows children to stay under their parents’ coverage until the age of 26.”


The Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that the federal healthcare subsidies are legal.


Congressman Guinta is an original cosponsor of H.R. 2300, an Obamacare alternative sponsored by Dr. Tom Price, a Congressman from Georgia.  To read the bill, please click here.