Health Care & Entitlements Legislative Alerts
The Supreme Court just handed down its historic decision on the President's health care law. Click here to see a brief summary of what Chief Justice Roberts wrote in the majority opinion for the case. Further analysis from AFP will follow shortly.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on Thursday morning on the constitutionality of the President’s health care law. While advocates of health care freedom are focused on the Court, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is busy rushing federal grants out the door while no one is watching. Instead of waiting on the Supreme Court, HHS is wasting your federal tax dollars—hoping to buy off opponents and quell the public’s hostility to this unpopular health care takeover.
Following the death of Senator Ted Kennedy, Democrats in Congress and President Obama rushed to pass the huge federal takeover of American health care, sacrificing careful review and analysis with political expediency. As a result, the bill that passed Congress is full of mistakes and overreaches.
For the past several weeks the “war on women” theme has persistently simmered, only to boil over with Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen’s recent statement that Ann Romney couldn’t grasp economic issues and had “never worked a day in her life.” Such an obtuse and demeaning comment about stay-at-home moms — who often manage the family budget and pay the bills — comes from a place of social blindness and a deep misunderstanding of how the Obama economy has impacted women.
In an attempt to calm the outcry over Rosen’s remarks, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was sent to reassure America that the president indeed does have women’s best interests at heart, and as proof, Carney rattled off a list of government subsidies and public assistance programs available to women.
Today Americans for Prosperity (AFP) responded to the study released by Charles Blahous, a George Mason University research fellow and the Republican trustee for Medicare and Social Security, which projected President Obama’s health care law would boost federal spending by $1.15 trillion and add up to $530 billion to the national deficit.
AFP President Tim Phillips said, “The latest study by Blahous confirms what we have been saying for almost three years – Obama’s health care law is a total fiscal disaster. There was never any honest assessment of cost; basic mathematics was swept aside by big-government ideology.”