Senate Democrats supported rule that led to insurance cancellations

Chris Frates
Political Ticker
CNN
10/31/2013

Senate Democrats voted unanimously three years viagra prescription online ago to support the Obamacare rule that is largely responsible for some of the health insurance cancellation letters that are going out.

In September 2010, Senate Republicans brought a resolution to the floor to block implementation of the grandfather rule, warning that it would result in canceled policies and violate President Barack Obama’s promise that people could keep their insurance if they liked it…

…On a party line vote, Democrats killed the resolution, which could come back to haunt vulnerable Democrats up for re-election this year.

Senate Democrats like Mary Landrieu, Jeanne Shaheen, Mark Pryor, Kay Hagan and Mark Begich – all of whom voted against stopping the rule from going into effect and have since supported delaying parts of Obamacare….

 

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Also at the site, Appeals court strikes down Obamacare birth control mandate

…The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned a lower court’s ruling Friday and said the individual owners of Freshway Foods and Freshway Logistics of Sidney, Ohio, should not be forced to provide coverage for contraceptives to their employees.

But the divided court said lawsuits could not be filed under the names of the corporations themselves, since they were not “persons” under federal law and could not express religious beliefs. The difference is significant in terms of which parties may bring challenges to the Affordable Care Act.

The companies are owned solely by brothers Francis and Philip Gilardi, Catholics who are opposed to access to birth control. The ruling allows their lawsuit to proceed and bars enforcement of the employer mandate, at least as applied to the Gilardis.

In the 2-1 decision, the judges said forcing those owners to provide the coverage would violate their individual First Amendment rights allowing for the protection of their religion…

 

 

Related: Obama’s 16 words

…it seems President Obama has his own 16 words to answer for: “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.” (Actually, it was a little more than 16 words if you include what the president said next: “Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”)

Obama attempted to move the goal posts in his speech in Boston’s Faneuil Hall Wednesday, declaring that if you like your current health plan, “For the vast majority. . . you can keep it.” Sorry, he didn’t say “the vast majority” back in 2009. He said you can keep your plan. Period. No matter what…

Update: Carney defends millions losing policies: Government knows best

…“They force a lot of things on people, Jay,” Cuomo said. “They force things on people that they may not need – maternity care for people who don’t want it, levels of care for people who don’t want it.”

Carney said those among the “small sliver” of the population losing their current health plans need to find out what their options are.

“In so many cases, you’re going to find out you get better insurance,” Carney said. “That’s a guarantee, better minimum coverage and at the same or lower cost because you’ll qualify for a tax credit.” He added that the administration “absolutely believes” that minimum standards are needed…

 

 

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