Morning Action: #WhyWeMarch in the March for Life
MARCH FOR LIFE. Today is the 41st March for Life in Washington, DC, and tens of thousands of Americans — young and old — will descend upon the city from all over the country to march from the National Mall to the Supreme Court to demonstrate their pro-life convictions. The Heritage Foundation has produced a compilation of 19 beautiful reminders of why we march.
You can read more about how to defend the right to life in Heritage’s “How to Speak Up for Life” pamphlet. And as former President Ronald Reagan once said, “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”
#WHYWEMARCH. Use the #WhyWeMarch hashtag to tell the world why you’re pro-life:
— Heritage Action (@Heritage_Action) January 22, 2014
AMNESTY. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent more than $50 million lobbying Congress to pass immigration reform:
Typically the biggest K Street spender in Washington, the business group funneled about $52.7 million toward lobbying efforts in 2013, according to disclosure records. In the last quarter of the year, the group spent almost $16.5 million.
Some of that money went toward lobbying on immigration reform, which is a top legislative priority for the business community.
The Chamber played an instrumental role in getting a comprehensive immigration reform bill through the Senate last year by helping the “Gang of Eight” reach a deal with labor unions on temporary worker visas.
Conservatives oppose comprehensive immigration reform, which would indubitably become a vehicle for amnesty, and prefer instead a true step-by-step approach to immigration reform. The current laws should be enforced and the border should be secured.
LOSING DOCTORS. Hundreds of Ohioans are losing the doctor they knew and trusted because of Obamacare:
Hundreds of people in Mahone County can no longer see their favorite doctors, due to Obamacare.
Rep. Bill Johnson (R., Ohio) met with doctors from the Mahone County Medical Society to discuss their concerns with United Healthcare’s decision to drop local doctors, including Eye Care Associates, Inc. in their township from their Medicare Advantage Plans.
The decision has forced patients to switch doctors or pay for their preferred doctors out of their own pockets.
LOSING COVERAGE. Target announced it will drop its part-time employees from its healthcare plan, though they attempted to put a positive spin on it, saying this will be better for their employees:
Target Corp. announced on Tuesday it would no longer offer healthcare coverage to its part-time employees.
In a blog post on the company’s website, Jodee Kozlak, the executive vice president of human resources, framed it as a positive development for part-time employees of the company.
“The Health Insurance Marketplaces provides new options for healthcare coverage that we believe our part-time members may prefer,” she wrote. “In fact, by offering them insurance, we could actually disqualify many of them from being eligible for newly available subsidies that could reduce their overall health insurance expense.”