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FACT CHECK: Coverage Requirement Enforced With Tax

September 21, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

WASHINGTON – Memo to President Barack Obama: It's a tax. Obama insisted this weekend on national television that requiring people to carry health insurance — and fining them if they don't — isn't the same thing as a tax increase. But the language of Democratic bills to revamp the nation's health care system doesn't quibble. Both the House bill and the Senate Finance Committee ...

All Talk on Trade

September 17, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

Is President Obama a free trader? He has said so -- many times. At the April Group of 20 summit in London, he announced that he and the other assembled leaders had "rejected the protectionism that could deepen this crisis. History tells us that turning inward can help turn a downturn into a depression." From Wall Street on Monday, he declared that "this administration is committed to ...

CHC Presses Pelosi to Include Illegal Immigrants in Health Bill

September 11, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

 As Speaker Pelosi tries to cobble together 218 votes to ram through a government takeover of America’s health care system, we thought you’d find this article, written earlier this summer, of interest.The Roll Call story details a meeting between the Speaker and the 24 member strong Congressional Hispanic Caucus, a formidable ...

Locke: U.S. Should Pay For Carbon Content of Imported Goods

July 17, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

SHANGHAI, - To address the serious threat of global warming, Americans should be required to "pay" for the carbon content of goods they consume from countries around the world, a top U.S. official said on Friday."It's important that those who consume the products being made all around the world to the benefit of America -- and it's our own consumption activity that's causing the ...

Physician Unrest Flares Over AMA Stand

July 16, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

 Concerned that the American Medical Association has taken too tepid a position on Democratic healthcare reform plans, a coalition of state medical associations and specialty organizations is breaking from the country's largest physicians' group to mount its own push against the inclusion of a public insurance option in any overhaul bill.

Democrats’ Plans are a Prescription for Pain

July 15, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

By Charles W. Boustany Jr. (R-LA)Editor's note: Rep. Charles Boustany is a Republican who represents southwest Louisiana. Before being elected to Congress, Boustany practiced medicine as a cardiothoracic surgeon for 14 years.Rep. Charles Boustany says Democrats' health care plans don't focus on quality.

Camp and Boehner: Reform Health Care Without Government Takeover

July 14, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

When President Barack Obama arrives in Michigan today, he'll continue our national dialogue on giving Americans better access to affordable health care. The question is how we get there.House Republicans have a plan that will reduce costs, expand access and increase the quality of care in a way we can afford. Democrats, on the other hand, have ...

Bill abandons Midwest and rewards liberals on the coasts

July 09, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

Speaker Nancy Pelosi's energy bill is intended to make the planet greener, but it will leave Ohioans and other Midwesterners seeing red. The Waxman-Markey bill, also known as Cap and Trade, should be known as Cap and Tax. In an answer to the liberal left's demands, Pelosi and Energy and Commerce ...

WSJ: Of Nice and Men

July 08, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

Speaking to the American Medical Association last month, President Obama waxed enthusiastic about countries that "spend less" than the U.S. on health care. He's right that many countries do, but what he doesn't want to explain is how they ration care to do it.Take the United Kingdom, which is often praised for spending as little as ...