Repeal Articles


Don't Crash the Cadillac Tax, GOP

7:30 AM, Dec 15, 2015

When the Democrats passed Obamacare (without a single Republican vote), part of how they were allegedly going to pay for it was through a "Cadillac tax" on expensive employer-based insurance. Yet, this week, many Republicans are working with Democrats to delay or even repeal this tax. For three reasons, Republicans' constituents shouldn't be at all happy about these efforts.

First, this is an attempt to "fix" Obamacare, something Republicans shouldn't be in the business of trying to do. Second, it would actually make Obamacare even more expensive and hence even worse—while at the same time letting Democrats off the hook for their policy choices and causing corporate lobbyists to lose a significant portion of their

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Ryan’s Election as Speaker Should Be Good for Repeal

12:03 PM, Oct 29, 2015

Today, in his remarks to the House of Representatives following his election as speaker, Paul Ryan reiterated his belief that “we can renew the America idea.”  This recalls Ryan’s excellent speech on the fateful night of the Obamacare vote, on March 21, 2010, when he proclaimed,

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Obstacles to Repeal on the Right

2:24 PM, Sep 01, 2015

So far, the Republican presidential contest has been light on Obamacare, with Scott Walker — who has essentially championed the 2017 Project’s “Winning Alternative to Obamacare” — providing a noteworthy exception.  Since Obamacare is the biggest issue of Barack Obama’s presidency, why are most GOP candidates shying away from talking about their plans to bring about its full repeal?  The answer, in part, is that while almost all Tea Partiers and most grassroots Republicans are fully committed to repeal, two groups within the Republican party or the conservative (or libertarian) movement are either not fully dedicated to the cause or are actively working against it.

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Special Editorial: A Step Toward Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

9:05 PM, May 13, 2015

Assuming a Republican wins the presidency in 2016, his top domestic priority will be—and should be—to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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A Conservative Case for Preparing for King v. Burwell

11:25 AM, Apr 09, 2015

Now that the Supreme Court has held its oral arguments in King v.

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Jeb Bush: Repealing Obamacare Not a Top Five Agenda Item

10:01 AM, Feb 28, 2015

Over the past few days at CPAC, Sean Hannity has asked various prospective Republican presidential candidates to list their “top five agenda items.” Former governor Jeb Bush’s list did not include repealing Obamacare.

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Obamacare’s Neglect of the Middle Class

The left falsely portrays Obamacare while attacking Burr-Hatch-Upton.
9:02 AM, Feb 09, 2015

The Huffington Post’s Jeffrey Young and Jonathan Cohn declare that “putting together a real Obamacare alternative will take more time — and more genuine interest — than Republicans have.”  In truth, such Obamacare alternatives are already available to Republicans.  These include the 2017 Project’s “Winning Alternative to Obamacare,” which helped Ed Gillespie almost pull off a huge upset victory in last year’s Virginia Senate race, and the newly released Burr-Hatch-Upton alternative, an updated version of last year’s Burr-Coburn-Hatch proposal.

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Jindal: Under My Obamacare Repeal, You Can Keep Your Plan

4:34 PM, Feb 05, 2015

Bobby Jindal isn’t as close to announcing a run for president as some of his other would-be GOP rivals, but that hasn’t kept the Louisiana governor out of the news. In recent weeks, Jindal has spoken out on terrorism (he says, contra Obama, Islam “has a problem”), vaccines (he’s unequivocally for them), and Common Core (he’s now against it).

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Don’t ‘Fix’ Obamacare

Feb 02, 2015

In the official Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, newly elected Iowa senator Joni Ernst stressed the importance of combating liberals’ “stale mindset” that has “led to failed policies like Obamacare,” while reaffirming Republicans’ commitment to “fighting to repeal and replace” that disastrous legislation. To find an opportunity to match their words with actions, Republicans won’t have to wait long.

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Wimping Out on Obamacare?

Jan 19, 2015

Republicans have now won two Obamacare elections, the first in 2010 and the second in 2014. (In 2012, their presidential nominee chose not to engage on the issue.) In the lead-up to their latest victory, Republicans ran far more ads against Obamacare than either party ran for or against anything else. Voters responded by giving the GOP 9 more Senate seats and 13 more House seats.

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46 'Significant Changes' to Obamacare Have Already Been Made

9:20 AM, Jan 16, 2015

The Republicans in congress have some plans for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the Supreme Court will be considering the possibility that that language in the bill itself might, if followed literally, doom the program.  

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Don’t Just Replace Obamacare—Replace the Great Society

6:45 AM, Sep 04, 2014

Given that I’ve probably published more articles critical of Obamacare than anyone alive, I’m often asked to speak to conservative audiences about our new health law.

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Repeal Obamacare, Don’t ‘Reform’ It

7:05 AM, Sep 02, 2014

Slowly but surely, the anti-repeal wing of the Republican party is starting to reassert itself.  The latest effort comes from Lanhee Chen, who was the top policy advisor on the Mitt Romney campaign.  As readers will likely recall, that campaign refused to advance an alternative to Obamacare, failed to emphasize the horror that is Obamacare, and went 0-9 in the nine most important swing states.  Hot off of that success, Chen now has some advice for the rest of us.

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The Road to Repeal

May 26, 2014

It's a question often asked these days in conservative circles: Do you really think Obamacare can be repealed? Usually uttered behind closed doors, the question reveals both an un-Reagan-like pessimism and something of a disconnect from political reality.

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The Debate Will Be Over When the American People Say It’s Over

Repeal, now more than ever!
7:40 AM, Apr 18, 2014

Shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare, the CBO projected that 9 million people would buy Obamacare-compliant insurance through newly established government-run exchanges. Now, after an enrollment period that his administration expanded by about two months—to more than half a year—President Obama says that 8 million people have “signed up” for (but in many cases haven’t actually bought) insurance through those exchanges.

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'Getting Serious About Obamacare Repeal'

7:59 AM, Mar 24, 2014

Jeffrey H. Anderson, writing for National Review Online:

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For the Sake of Repeal, Support the Deal

9:40 AM, Dec 12, 2013

Let me add a word to my comments from Tuesday night supporting the budget deal.

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Toasting Repeal

10:22 AM, Dec 05, 2013

Pessimists who believe that once a large piece of governmental malpractice is in place, it is there forever and immoveable, should to pay attention to this day and, perhaps, celebrate with a cocktail.

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Obamacare Delenda Est!

9:28 AM, Nov 23, 2013

Scott Johnson calls attention to a column in the Roanoke Times by Sharon Ingerson, a registered nurse in Salem, Virginia.

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How Unpopular Has Obamacare Become?

8:01 AM, Nov 11, 2013

Obamacare has now been unpopular for more than an Olympiad—an amazing feat for a law that’s just now going into effect.  It’s been unpopular since the summer of 2009—which, come to think of it, is about the time that President Obama first starting saying that if you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan; if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor; and if you’d like some oceanfront property in Arizona, you can have some oceanfront property in Arizona.  But it’s particularly interesting to see how much less popular Obamacare has become over the past year.

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Could Obamacare Sink McAuliffe?

12:40 PM, Nov 03, 2013

Could the focus on Obamacare in the last couple of weeks before Tuesday's Virginia gubernatorial election enable the Republican nominee, Ken Cuccinelli, to come from behind in the homestretch? He's run a pretty awful campaign so far, and has been trailing badly for months, but ...

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Warren Buffett: Scrap Obamacare and Start Over

9:11 AM, Sep 17, 2013

You know things are bad for President Obama when even Warren Buffett has soured on Obamacare and says that "we need something else." Money Morning writes:

"Healthcare costs in the United States are like a tapeworm eating at our economic body.

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Conservatives to McConnell, Boehner: Delay Obamacare, Don't Defund

6:29 AM, Aug 08, 2013

Nineteen conservative activists have signed a letter to Republican leaders in Congress urging the body to fight to delay all of the provisions of Obamacare set to go into effect in 2014. (Update: the number of signatories has increased to 33.)

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Fox Poll: By a 40-Point Margin, Independents Support Repeal

10:22 AM, Jul 25, 2013

A new Fox News poll says that independents support the repeal of Obamacare by a whopping 40-point margin (65 to 25 percent).  That’s more than twice the margin by which Ronald Reagan beat Walter Mondale, or Franklin Roosevelt beat Herbert Hoover.

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WaPo/ABC News: Only the Far Left Still Supports Obamacare

3:19 PM, Jul 23, 2013

The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll indicates that the only group of Americans who remain strongly supportive of Obamacare are self-described “liberal Democrats.”  Even “moderate or conservative” Democrats have started to jump ship en masse — as they’re now more likely to oppose Obamacare than to support it.  Given that most Democrats (57 percent, according to the poll) claim to be either “moderate” or “conservative,” this poses a major problem for the Obama administration’s centerpiece legislation.

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Boehner: 'Unfair and Indefensible' Obama Hasn't Delayed Obamacare for Individuals or Families

"Hell no it isn't" fair.
12:37 PM, Jul 11, 2013

Speaker of the House John Boehner said it was "unfair and indefensible" that Barack Obama hasn't delayed Obamacare's individual mandate for individuals and families:

“Our economy continues to struggle with slow economic growth, high unemployment, and stagnant wages. This is the ‘new normal’ under President Obama’s leadership," said Boehner.

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Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Returns to the Fore

5:02 AM, Jul 10, 2013

After a year spent largely out of the limelight, Obamacare’s individual mandate is back — as the core symbol of Obamacare’s unprecedented threat to Americans’ liberty.  In truth, the mandate never really left; it simply faded a bit from public view.

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GOP House Leaders: 'Put People First, Repeal this Entire Law'

4:01 PM, Jul 03, 2013

Echoing the boss, GOP House leaders released this statement on the Obama administration's Obamacare decision:

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The House GOP's July Agenda: Discredit and Delay Obamacare, Ignore Immigration

9:25 AM, Jul 03, 2013

House Republicans need to focus on turning the administration's retreat on Obamacare into a rout. In light of the administration's announced delay of the employer mandate, they could move immediately to delay the individual mandate as well, and/or the legislation as a whole.

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CBS: Obamacare 'a Jalopy They Are Trying to Roll Out of the Driveway Here at Barely Operational'

8:01 AM, Jul 03, 2013

CBS's political director compared Obamacare to "a jalopy they are trying to roll out of the driveway here at barely operational" this morning on national television:

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