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Health Care Exchanges, Round 2
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Health Care Exchanges, Round 2

As I wrote in December, the fight over ObamaCare is far from over, and Round 1 went to the states.  So far, 27 states have resisted ObamaCare by refusing to participate in setting up a health care exchange, the bureaucratic mechanism for implementing the health care law.  See below:

01/18/2013
The Fiscal Cliff Bill - Special Interests Profit While the Rest of Us Pay
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The Fiscal Cliff Bill - Special Interests Profit While the Rest of Us Pay

It's like deja vu all over again.  The fiscal cliff bill, H.R. 8, was drafted behind closed doors, and lawmakers were given six minutes to read the 154-page bill before voting on it.  Once again, we apparently had to pass the bill to find out what's in it.

01/04/2013
The Fiscal Cliff Aftermath: How They Voted
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The Fiscal Cliff Aftermath: How They Voted

After weeks of backroom deals and fruitless negotiations with the White House and the Democrat-controlled Senate, the House and Senate passed a bill to supposedly avert the dreaded "fiscal cliff". The bill, H.R. 8, was titled "the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012".

01/02/2013
The Lessons from Plan B
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The Lessons from Plan B

If President Obama and Senator Reid were actually negotiating in good faith, then one could argue that Speaker Boehner's Plan B was an acceptable, if unpalatable, compromise.  After all, it permanently extended the current tax rates for very nearly all Americans, eliminating the annual game of chicken in Congress over whether our taxes will automatically increase. 

12/21/2012
First Round of the ObamaCare Exchange Battle Goes to the States
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First Round of the ObamaCare Exchange Battle Goes to the States

Today is an important day - we're one giant step closer to reversing the government takeover of our health care.The deadline for states to begin setting up their own, state-run health care exchange under ObamaCare was today, December 14th. This deadline was a crucial trial for ObamaCare, and the verdict is in -- 26 states, a majority of the union, are currently declining to set up an exchange.Below is a map of how each state stands on the exchanges:

12/14/2012
Coalition Letter: Taxpayers Won't Harvest Farm Bill Savings
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Coalition Letter: Taxpayers Won't Harvest Farm Bill Savings

FreedomWorks has signed onto the following coalition letter:Taxpayers Won't Harvest Farm Bill SavingsDecember 7, 2012Dear Member of Congress,

12/10/2012
ObamaCare Exchange Insurance Fees: The "Affordable Care Act" Becomes Even More Unaffordable
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ObamaCare Exchange Insurance Fees: The "Affordable Care Act" Becomes Even More Unaffordable

With 23 states (so far) refusing to set up health care exchanges to implement ObamaCare, the federal government is being forced to implement its own exchanges in these states instead.  Since the ObamaCare law did not provide any funding to do this, observers have been wondering - "how are they going to pay for these exchanges?"Unsurprisingly, the answer is - wait for it - another new tax!

12/06/2012
Good News for a Change: Two More States Move Against ObamaCare
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Good News for a Change: Two More States Move Against ObamaCare

Some good news today, as Michigan and Arizona have both made decisions that they will not be setting up a health care exchange under ObamaCare.In Arizona, Governor Jan Brewer declared yesterday that she will not direct the state government to set up an exchange. 

11/29/2012
Standing up to ObamaCare: Where the States Stand on Exchanges
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Standing up to ObamaCare: Where the States Stand on Exchanges

Use this page to find out where your state stands on the ObamaCare "exchange" - and to help us stand up to ObamaCare.Since the election, now fully two weeks ago, health policy experts such as our own Dean Clancy have been eagerly pointing out that those of us who believe in limited government still have a very real opportunity to halt one of the largest government intrusions of the past century - ObamaCare.

11/20/2012
Progress Report: The States Stand Up to ObamaCare
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Progress Report: The States Stand Up to ObamaCare

This week, states faced what (for many of them) was a difficult decision – whether or not to implement a health care exchange to comply with ObamaCare.  The way the administration put it, the states had an easy decision: either set up their own exchanges and have control over how the new law governed insurance, or cede that control to the feds.  They had until November 16th to decide.

11/16/2012

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