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Garcia For Congress (CD2) - Marilinda Garcia Statement on Obamacare Website Anniversary 



Concord, NH– Marilinda Garcia, Republican nominee for New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District, released the following statement on the one year anniversary of the Obamacare website launch:

“The Obamacare website continues to be a prime example of the failures of Obamacare and of the burdens this policy has forced upon the people of New Hampshire. The website has been characterized by flaws, errors, and major outages, and has only added to the confusion caused by this intrusive and complex program,” said Garcia.

“However, Washington politicians like President Obama and Ann Kuster continue to blindly support Obamacare and ignore the struggles of the people of New Hampshire. Ann Kuster even boasts that she would have voted for Obamacare, despite the fact that it has now forced a majority of our state’s hospitals ‘out of network,’ caused major cuts to the Medicare Advantage fund, and resulted in skyrocketing health insurance premiums.

The people of New Hampshire clearly deserve better. I know it is imperative that we support bottom-up reforms that improve health care quality and affordability for all New Hampshire families, and put the power back in the hands of individuals.”


CEI Today: Obamacare ruling in Oklahoma, 1982 Tylenol anniversary, driverless car event, and more 

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
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A federal court in Oklahoma ruled on Tuesday that IRS subsidies under Obamacare are illegal in states that didn't set up exchanges. CEI general counsel Sam Kazman commented on the ruling:

"Today's ruling by the federal district court in the Oklahoma Obamacare case is extremely encouraging. We are also pleased the court cited the Jonathan Gruber video, which CEI played a large role in publicizing, featuring Gruber's admission that, under the Affordable Care Act as written, states opting out of coverage would not receive federal subsidies." 

> Interview Sam Kazman


Cyanide, Tylenol and How Free Markets Make You Safer


This week is the anniversary of one of the most significant food and drug related events in recent memory. Often discussed in college business classes these days, the 1982 Tylenol poisonings is usually heralded as the prime example of how companies should handle a consumer relations disaster. However, it is also a shining example of how the market itself—acting to protect its customers and thus its profits—can improve public safety. > Read more

> Interview Michelle Minton



Journalist Carrie Sheffield Selected as CEI’s Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow


CEI is pleased to announce that Carrie Sheffield, a New York-based columnist and broadcaster, has been selected as CEI’s 2014-2015 Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow. > Read more

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Last week, 84 new final regulations were published in the Federal Register. There were 72 new final rules the previous week.




NRSC - VIDEO: Unhappy Anniversary: The ObamaCare Collapse 

Washington, D.C. - Democrats have been lying about ObamaCare since 2009. Today, in honor of the incredibly unhappy anniversary of the disastrous ObamaCare rollout, NRSC is highlighting Obama's loyal rubber stamps with the release of a new web video entitled, "The Anniversary Of The ObamaCare Collapse."

The video recalls the repeated lies of Democrats like Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mark Udall (D-CO), Bruce Braley (D-IA), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Gary Peters (D-MI), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Mark Warner (D-VA), who once promised hardworking families and individuals that they could keep their health care plans that they liked and doctors that they trusted. 

A side note: ObamaCare remains as unpopular (if not more so) today than it was in 2010 and a majority of Americans continue to strongly oppose the signature "achievement" of Democratic Senators and Congressmen and women across the country. 

"Democrats like Mark Begich, Mary Landrieu, and Gary Peters lied about ObamaCare then and continue to lie about it now," said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "Over the past six years Barack Obama and Washington Democrats have proven that they not only don't have the right solutions to get America growing again, but they lack the credibility to be trusted to keep their promises."

Click here to watch "The Anniversary Of The ObamaCare Collapse" 




Script: "The Anniversary Of The ObamaCare Collapse"

President Obama: “If you like your healthcare plan you can keep your healthcare plan.”

Jeff Merkley: “And I tell them, that they’re going to be able to keep the doctor they have because the goal isn’t to change that. If they have a plan they like, we want them to be able to keep that.”

Mark Begich: “The reality is that if you got an insurance plan now, you like it, you keep it.”

Kay Hagan: “If you like your doctors you can definitely keep it, keep your health insurance.”

President Obama: What we said was you can keep it, if it hasn’t changed since the laws passed.”

Mark Pryor: “Are we gonna be able to stick with our plan? The answer is yes.”

CBS Denver Reporter: “Senator Mark Udall knew, it didn’t look good. After all, he, like the president, had promised people that if they liked their insurance, they could keep it.”

President Obama: “I’ve said this once or twice but it bares repeating."

President Obama: “So if you like your plan you can keep your plan.”

Mary Landrieu: “He told people, if you have what you -- if you like the insurance that you have, you'll be able to keep it.”

Gary Peters: “And we are going to be able to hold that back and when the fall election comes back and the Republicans want to repeal healthcare we’re gonna tell them hell no, healthcare is here for all Americans.”

CBS This Morning Reporter: “CBS News is learning that another promise by the government isn’t holding up.”

Mark Warner: “There is no plan being proposed that I will support that will force people out of their existing plan if they have it and they like their existing doctor.”

CBS News' Sheryl Attkisson: “We’ve learned that the government estimated all along that millions of workers would be dropped from their employee insurance under the Affordable Care Act.”

Jeanne Shaheen: “Also called ObamaCare. Oh sorry, but the President says he likes it so. Yes, no I think it’s great.”

President Obama: “We will keep this promise, you will be able to keep your doctor.”

CNN Reporter: “Now a staggering number of older American’s are discovering that their long time Doctor’s are being dumped from their insurance plans.

VIDEO: “The policy I want to keep is gone next year.” 
Bruce Braley: “Yes.”

President Obama: “If you like your current insurance, you will keep your current insurance.”

Jeff Merkley: “We want them to be able to keep that.”

Mark Begich: “If you like it, you keep it.”

Kay Hagan: “You can definitely keep it.”

Mark Pryor: “Are we gonna be able to stick with our plan? The answer is yes.”

Mary Landrieu: “You’ll be able to keep it.”

Mark Warner: “I’m not supporting any plan that gets rid of those kind of choices.”



CONCORD - Today, Scott Brown visited Charles Leonard Steel Services to tour the workshop and meet employees.  The company, which has grown from 15 to 30 employees over the past five years, remains concerned with increasing health care premiums from Obamacare and high energy costs to power machinery.

"Obamacare and high energy costs continue to be a wet blanket on small businesses and families across the Granite State," said Brown.  "New Hampshire is ready for new leadership in Washington to repeal Obamacare and work on an all-of-the-above plan for energy independence.  Unlike Senator Shaheen, I do not support a national energy tax or a one-size-fits all approach to our health care system."
Charles Leonard Steel Services specializes in manufacturing steel products and designing staircases and railing systems. Under Obamacare, the company's health care premiums have increased by 14% in 2015 and may increase as much as 20% in 2016.
“We support Scott Brown because our business wants to repeal Obamacare and take control of health care options for our employees.  Scott is an independent thinker who will put New Hampshire first and work with Senator Ayotte to deliver results for our state," said Charles Fenderson, Principal of Charles Leonard Steel Services.

Heritage - 6 Key Supreme Court Cases This Term 

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September 24, 2014

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