Thursday night, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) attempted to blame Republicans for the partial government shutdown last October. Heritage Action CEO Mike Needham reaffirmed Friday that the shutdown was driven in fact by President Obama’s attempts to protect Obamacare. Needham said Mr. Obama’s “first and only priority is protecting his failing health care law.”
The Foundry reports:
Asked about Boehner’s comments, Needham told The Foundry:
“Leaders lead — they don’t blame their conference. Americans are learning every day why those legislators who had the courage to do everything they could to stop Obamacare before it took root in America were correct to do so.”
Read the full report here.
Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint explains why hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans come to Washington to march in the annual March for Life.
January 22, 2014 will mark the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court case that along with an accompanying ruling Doe v. Bolton allowed abortion on demand in all 50 states. Since then, about 55 million babies have been killed by abortion. Since then, pro-life America has fought to protect life both at a cultural and political level.
Obamacare was a setback for the unborn and those working to protect their lives.
The Heritage Foundation’s Sarah Torre explains:
Obamacare requires that, as of January 1, 2014, all individuals obtain qualified health insurance through their employer, on an exchange, or elsewhere. Consequently, millions of Americans have been looking to purchase health plans through state and federally run health insurance exchanges.
OBAMACARE. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 73% penned an op-ed to express his opposition to a taxpayer-funded bailout for health insurers under Obamacare:
Washington’s authority for this bailout was buried deep inside ObamaCare, in the law’s section 1342. This provision authorized what are known as risk corridors that limit the amount of profit insurers could extract from the program and, most significantly, limit their losses.
Whatever larger differences we have about ObamaCare, we should completely eliminate any chance of a taxpayer-funded bailout for health insurers.
[P]eople are no longer going to the emergency room and they now have good health care, they’re now getting preventive care.
— President Obama, September 24, 2013
Obamacare was supposedly designed to decrease emergency hospital visits. According to a landmark study called the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment indicates “expanding health insurance to low-income households does not decrease their use of emergency rooms.” Expanding Medicaid to cover households increases their emergency-room use by 40 percent.