(CNN) — While Republicans are pushing to drop the requirement of Obamacare that compels Americans to get insurance, another move in a separate bill could compel employees to participate in workplace wellness programs that collect their and their families’ health and genetic data.
The controversial bill is called the Preserving Employee Wellness Program Act, introduced in the House on March 2 by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina.
The bill would allow employers to penalize employees if they don’t join workplace wellness programs that collect this kind of data…. [read more]
In a speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, President Donald Trump outlined five principles to guide lawmakers when repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
“Tonight I am also calling on this Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare with reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower cost, and at the same time provide better health care,” the president said. “Mandating every American to buy government approved health insurance was never the right solution for our country.”
“The way to make health insurance available to everyone is to lower the cost of health insurance, and that is what we are going to do,” the president said.
Trump criticized Obamacare, explaining how premiums have increased by double and triple digits, how one-third of counties in the United States are left with only one insurer participating on the exchanges, and how the law is “unsustainable and collapsing.”… [read more]
President Donald Trump directed government agencies on Friday to freeze regulations and take steps to weaken Obamacare, using his first hours in the White House to make good on a campaign promise to start dismantling his predecessor’s healthcare law.
Heading into the Oval Office shortly after the conclusion of his inaugural parade, Trump signed an order on the Affordable Care Act that urged government departments to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation” of provisions that imposed fiscal burdens on states, companies or individuals.
It also called for efforts to give states greater flexibility in implementing healthcare programs while developing “a free and open market in interstate commerce for the offering of healthcare services and health insurance.”… [read more]
lhwm opinion: This is how the healthcare market was before Obama changed it, and some of us have forgotten this. Obamacare was never affordable for my family and it was never about making it easier for Americans to have healthcare. Trump is already beginning to step up for the American people and that is something Obama NEVER DID. We are not sure what kind of president Trump will make, but God knows and it is not what we think it will be. The last days are still coming and times are changing, but we now have a president who spoke very little of himself and spoke a lot on supporting the American people first. This upsets many people including some country leaders. How dare we put America first and then help our countries! What exactly do you think other countries do?
Planned Parenthood’s “free ride” from taxpayers’ dollars could be ending soon, according to Congresswoman Diane Black, R-Tenn.
Just days after House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., announced that an upcoming bill to overturn Obamacare would defund the organization, Black reintroduced a bill that would essentially strip the organization of more than $235 million.
The Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2017 would prioritize preventive healthcare over elective abortion by placing a one-year moratorium on all federal funding for Planned Parenthood… [read more]
lhwm notes: We find it very interesting the name is called PLANNED parenthood. If this was planned and your business name supports planned pregnancy then why does your establishment KILL babies! Please see the Truth, mothers you have a choice to not have sex, to allow your baby to be adopted or keep your baby. You have plenty of choices to choose from and people who will help you. It takes courage to make the right choice and to seek out help to accomplish the right choice. Think before you act. Remember this
SATAN COMES TO KILL, STEAL AND DESTROY YOU!!! What you do to that child will have consequences whether your a believer or not. May God enlighten your heart and may you repent and get saved, God Bless.
Vice President-elect Pence to meet with GOP lawmakers on dismantling the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare battle in Congress starts today with Pence visit.
President Obama took his motorcade to Capitol Hill Monday to huddle with congressional Democrats about how to protect his signature policy.
Obama plots strategy with Democrats to protect Obamacare
The extraordinary meeting came as the incoming vice president, Mike Pence, held a similar strategy session with with Republicans across the Capitol. With President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration now just 16 days away, Republicans are laying the procedural groundwork to dismantle the the law known as Obamacare — the 2010 health insurance law that Obama has been able to protect only through his veto pen.
So with demise of Obamacare apparently a foregone conclusion, the question for both camps is what to replace it with… [read more]