(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]
With the Senate already having launched the process of repealing Obamacare when, as reported yesterday, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi released a 2017 budget resolution setting up the process to partially repeal Obamacare early in Donald Trump’s administration, on Wednesday vice president-elect Mike Pence met with Republican congressional leaders to plot the strategy of how to repeal Obama’s signature healthcare law.
Speaking to House republicans, Pence said Trump plans to take executive actions to start unwinding ObamaCare on day one: “Our first order of business will be to repeal and replace ObamaCare,” Pence told reporters, adding the process would begin “day one.”
“The speaker of the house used the word ‘stable,’ and we will do that,” Pence said at a news conference after a private meeting Wednesday with House Republicans. There’s a “broad range of idea on how to do this,” he said, without giving details of what a replacement might look like.
The VP-elect added that “it will be an orderly transition to something better…using executive authority to ensure it’s an orderly transition. We’re working now on a series of executive orders that will enable that orderly transition to take place even as Congress appropriately debates alternatives to and replacements for ObamaCare.”…[read more]
lhwm notes: While this is happening this is what Obama is doing:
Desperate Obama Heads to Capitol Hill in Hopes of Saving His Failed Health Care Law
«Trump did more than any democrat to deflate the neocon/neoliberal agenda that liberals themselves screamed was fascist when Bush was president».
That was a brilliant and profoundly true reader-comment recently posted about Hillary Clinton supporters who are demonstrating against Trump’s winning the Presidency.
Clinton-Obama Democrats who remain loyal to the Democratic Party in the wake of Trump’s victory are world-champion hypocrites, even if they’re too oblivious to know it. The Clinton-Obama political tradition of pro-megacorporate government, actually repudiates, instead of embodies, that of the Democratic Party’s earlier quintessential exemplar: the 1932-1980 FDR-dominated (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) era, the most progressive period in all of U.S. history.
Though I voted both times for Barack Obama, he turned out to be one of the worst U.S. Presidents, if not the worst of them all — even if he was (as I thought each time) the best of the bad (in each election).
His only real legacy as President turns out to have been disasters, including things far worse than his failed Obamacare, which increased the healthcare inflation-rate in our country, where healthcare already costs twice as much — and twice as high a percentage of GDP — as the international OECD average, but delivers inferior healthcare results. America is becoming internationally even less competitive in our healthcare system than before — which was already at the international bottom. It’s sucking the lifesblood out of the U.S. economy…… [more to read]
lhwm notes: Isaiah 5:20 How horrible it will be for those who call evil good and good evil, who turn darkness into light and light into darkness, who turn what is bitter into something sweet and what is sweet into something bitter.
Matthew 6:13 Don’t allow us to be tempted. Instead, rescue us from the evil one.
Did God answer many prayers? More and more of the Truth is being revealed each day and we pray that it continues! We continue to pray for our nation Lord until you come and get us. Praise and Be Glory to God Almighty who was and is to come. Amen
Health Reform: After promising Americans that ObamaCare wouldn’t increase premiums, the Obama administration is now saying that huge premium hikes are nothing to worry about. Tell that to the millions who are learning that the “Affordable Care Act” is a cruel joke.
The official findings show that the average premium hike for the so-called benchmark silver-level plan across the country is a stunning 25%. It also shows that six states have only one carrier left in their individual markets.
Keep in mind that Obama specifically promised that double-digit premium increases would be a thing of the past once ObamaCare was enacted.
But having acknowledged that premiums are skyrocketing, the administration then tries to put a happy face on it….. [read more]