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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the House passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, H.R. 1425, on a largely party-line vote, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:
On behalf of FreedomWorks’ activist community, I urge you to contact your senators and ask them to vote NO on the disapproval resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), S.J.Res. 52, to roll back state innovation waivers for healthcare. Introduced by Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), this resolution targets guidance issued by the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Health and Human Services that made it easier for states to get “state innovation waivers” under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
On behalf of FreedomWorks activists nationwide, I urge you to contact your senators and representative and ask them to support and cosponsor the Repeal Insurance Plans of the Multi-State Program (RIP MSP) Act, S. 1313 and H.R. 2524, introduced by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). The RIP MSP Act would repeal the ObamaCare Multi-State Plan Program, which is a pathway to a public option for healthcare.
In December, Judge Reed O’Connor released an opinion in Texas v. United States that struck down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as “ObamaCare,” because the individual mandate had been gutted by Congress in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The rest of the law, he wrote, is “inseverable and therefore invalid.” The opinion represents the biggest legal threat to ObamaCare in nearly seven years.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of the Treasury, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued new guidance that will make it easier for states to get waivers from certain mandates under Section 1332 of the so-called “Affordable Care Act,” also known as the “ACA” or “ObamaCare.” The goal of the new guidance is to provide consumers with more private insurance options in the nongroup health insurance market.
On Wednesday, the Senate voted on an amendment offered by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to the most recent minibus, H.R. 6147, that would have prohibited the use of funds to carry out the individual health insurance mandate recently passed by D.C. Council. Noncompliance with D.C.’s individual mandate could result in the seizure of private property.
A coalition of conservative leaders on Wednesday released essential principles that must guide any potential path forward for Congress to repeal Obamacare. The group agreed on a set of principles that Congress must adopt in any health care legislation considered later this year or in the future.
Democrats have long railed against monopolistic practices in the market place. Indeed the bedrock of the early progressive movement was busting up monopolies and taking big businesses to court. Few political movements have done battle with well-established business interests as effectively as the early progressives.
FreedomWorks Foundation, American Legislative Exchange Council, Tea Party Patriots and Committee to Unleash Prosperity in partnership with a coalition of conservative organizations and prominent individuals, launched the Save Our Country Task Force.