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November 21, 2014

Can We Believe Officials Claiming They Made a Mistake Inflating Obamacare Coverage


The administration has repeatedly misled, fudged, concealed and even lied to the public about Obamacare. 

November 20, 2014

States Can Lead the Legal Fight Against Obama's Amnesty


Texas Senator Ted Cruz has recommended two good options for the Senate.

November 19, 2014

Critics: Fracking ban unconstitutional


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

A pair of Burns Town Board members opposed to a potential fracking ban have sent The Evening Tribune Merrill Matthews' article from the Aug. 1, 2014 edition of The Wall Street Journal saying, “The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says, in part, that private property cannot be taken for public use ‘without just compensation.' Government regulations that substantially reduce the value of an owner’s property may also constitute a taking.

November 18, 2014

Matthews: How Two States Cut Medicaid and Saved Money


States are struggling with the explosive growth and cost of Medicaid, and those states that have accepted Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion will especially struggle when Washington stops covering the full cost in a few years. But a new publication discusses how Illinois and Pennsylvania have found ways to significantly curb Medicaid spending by redetermining enrollees’ eligibility, and other states should take note.

November 17, 2014

Obama's Executive Amnesty Will Hurt Democrats


And the real tragedy behind Obama’s plan is that it will likely undermine comprehensive immigration reform, which the country desperately needs.

November 17, 2014

Cruz Warns Again of Marketplace Fairness Act's Lame Duck Passage


IPI expert referenced: Bartlett Cleland | Media Hit

Congress shouldn't try to combine the MFA with the Internet Tax Fairness Act, which would ban Internet access taxes, said IPI's Bartlett Cleland. If that happens, the "recent protests in Hungary opposing similar attempts will look mild compared to the anger of an electorate full of online consumers that deserves much better," he said.

November 12, 2014

Energy Issues Were a Big Win In Last Week's GOP Wave


While the economy may have been voters' primary concern and the president's health care law second, energy issues played a key role, especially in those states that gave Republicans control of the Senate.

November 11, 2014

Benefit of Pensions Shown to Be Widespread


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

Determining how much of the increase in health-care premiums can be attributed to the ACA is tricky, IPI reports. Increases are based on actuarial estimates which are educated guesses about factors including the estimated ratio of sick and healthy people in a particular insurance pool, the normal growth in health-care costs, and government regulations.

November 11, 2014

Obama's Vetoed The Fewest Number of Bill in 160 Years -- But Why?


Obama has vetoed exactly two bills in six years, according to a summary of vetoed bills tracked by the U.S. Senate. By contrast, Bill Clinton vetoed 37 bills.

November 9, 2014

Republicans Can Easily Get Rid Of One of The Worst Parts About ObamaCare


Republicans won’t be able to repeal Obamacare as long as President Obama is in office, but they can make a big dent in one of its most egregious and unconstitutional flaws: Simply eliminate the penalties for not having coverage.

 

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