Benjamin Rush Society
January 26, 2011
By Sally C. Pipes | January 18, 2011
Repeal of ObamaCare can't come soon enough -- as several damaging provisions are set to take effect this year.
For starters, it has effectively stopped the construction of physician-owned hospitals throughout the country.
Section 6001 of the health-care law required physician-owned hospitals to obtain their Medicare certification by the end of last year. Without it, they can't treat Medicare patients. And the facilities needed to be open to get that certification.
By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
January 20, 2011
This wasn’t the way the Democrats saw things playing out.
After Obamacare was passed (so we could find out what was in it), people were supposed to learnto love it. The House of Representatives certainly wasn’t supposed to pass a bill to repeal it — especially not less than ten months after that glorious day in March when the Democrats effectively told the American people that, when they wanted their opinion, they’d ask for it. Yet all of this has now happened.
The Weekly Standard
Reflecting the clear and strongly held views of the vast majority of Americans, the House has voted overwhelmingly to repeal ObamaCare.Last March, the House voted to pass ObamaCare by a tally of 219 to 212 -- a margin of 7 votes; today it voted to repeal ObamaCare by tally of 245 to 189 -- a margin of 56 votes. Ten months ago, the vote was 51 percent to 49 percent -- a margin of 2 percentage points; today it was 56 percent to 44 percent -- a margin of 12 percentage points. So the margin for repeal was 49 votes and 10 percentage points bigger than the margin for passage.
Investor's Business Daily
Do doctors like ObamaCare? Judging by the number of doctors who are running for Congress in opposition to it, the answer would appear to be a resounding no.
By our count, 42 doctors (counting 35 M.D.s, five dentists, an optometrist and a psychologist) are running for one of the 435 House seats or 37 Senate seats at stake in the upcoming midterm elections. Far fewer than one in 100 Americans are doctors, yet one in 12 races for Congress now involves a doctor. And that's even without counting third-party candidates in the tally.
Senate's Physicians Say New Health Care Law Is A "Grim Diagnosis" For American Workers, Employers, Economy
(Washington, DC) - Today Drs. Coburn and Barrasso are releasing a new oversight report, Grim Diagnosis, examining the impact of the new federal health care law on American businesses, workers, and the economy. Dr. Barrasso is scheduled to exclusively release the report on FOX News' Your World With Neil Cavuto today at 4pm. The report shows how the federal health care overhaul threatens the economy and will eliminate jobs, reduce income, and increase costs.
Reuters, September 23, 2010
The opinions expressed are her own.
Today, several of the more popular provisions of the president’s health reform law go into effect. Adult “children” will now be able to stay on their parents’ policies until they turn 26, and insurers can no longer impose lifetime limits on the amount of coverage they provide.