Repeal Articles

The White House’s Peculiar Obamacare Delay

7:15 AM, Jul 03, 2013

The Obama administration must have been hearing some awfully threatening noises from the business community lately, because its unilateral delay of Obamacare’s employer mandate, from 2014 to 2015, is otherwise very difficult to explain. The delay is an embarrassing move for the White House and will create some serious new headaches for Obamacare’s defenders.

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It’s Not ‘the Affordable Care Act,’ Republicans

9:33 AM, Jun 17, 2013

From the middle of 2009 onward, those opposed to President Obama’s attempted overhaul of American medicine have enjoyed a distinct, if underappreciated, rhetorical advantage.  Taking a page out of the playbook that led to the defeat of Hillarycare in 1994, advocates of limited government and liberty quickly coined the president’s centerpiece initiative “Obamacare.”

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‘Repeal’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Implement’

9:33 AM, Jun 04, 2013

A big part of Obamacare is its massive expansion of Medicaid. Fortunately, this expansion can’t happen in most states without Republicans freely choosing to make it happen. Unfortunately, far too many Republican governors seem to be confused about the distinction between repealing Obamacare and implementing it.

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By 22-Point Margin, Voters Favor Obamacare’s Repeal

9:03 AM, May 25, 2013

It would be a major understatement to say that Obamacare has had a bad spring.  Around the time of Lincoln’s birthday, registered voters told Fox News that, by a margin of 6 percentage points (48 to 42 percent), it would “be better to go back to the health care system that was in place in 2009” than it would be “to leave the new health care law in place.”   Three months later, as we head into Memorial Day, nostalgia for the good ol’ days of 2009 now beats Obamacare by a whopping 22 points (56 to 34 percent).

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Obama Now Says He Was Off by $1.6 Trillion — and 43 Percent

10:32 AM, Apr 11, 2013

When President Obama released his first budget — entitled with no hint of irony, “A New Era of Responsibility” — he projected that deficit spending over the next five fiscal years (2010-14) would total $3.767 trillion.  Now, Obama has released his fifth budget (which doesn’t seem to have a name).

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More Evidence of Double-Digit Support for Repeal

2:02 PM, Oct 22, 2012

Rasmussen Reports’ latest polling of likely voters shows that, by a 10-point margin, Americans favor the repeal of Obamacare.

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Obamacare Extends Its Losing Streak to 114

3:44 PM, Oct 15, 2012

Obamacare makes the ’62 Mets look like the ’27 Yankees.  Since President Obama signed Obamacare into law on March 23, 2010, Rasmussen Reports has conducted 114 polls asking likely voters whether they’d prefer to keep Obamacare or repeal it.  All 114 times, voters have said they’d prefer to repeal it.  In 107 of those polls — including the one released today — Obamacare’s margin of defeat has been double-digits.

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Obamacare Remains Obama’s Achilles’ Heel

1:42 PM, Oct 08, 2012

The latest poll of likely voters from Rasmussen Reports shows that, by a margin of 15 percentage points (54 to 39 percent), Americans support the repeal of President Obama’s centerpiece legislation.

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Euthanasia for Obama­care

Oct 08, 2012

At a rally in Ohio last week, Mitt Romney said, “Obama-care is really Exhibit No. 1 of the president’s political philosophy, and that is that government knows better than people how to run your lives.” The GOP nominee added, “I don’t believe in a bigger and bigger government. .  .  . I believe in free people pursuing their dreams. I believe in freedom.”

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By 18 Points, Independents Support Repeal

10:41 AM, Sep 24, 2012

The latest Rasmussen poll of likely voters shows that independents overwhelmingly support the repeal of Obamacare — by 18 percentage points (55 to 37 percent) — which once again raises this question:  How can an incumbent president hope to win reelection when his centerpiece legislation is this unpopular with swing voters?

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Ryan Speaks About Repealing Obamacare and Reforming Medicare to Seniors

4:39 PM, Sep 21, 2012

Addressing the audience at an AARP convention today, Paul Ryan declared, "The first step to a stronger Medicare is to repeal Obamacare." He explained to those in attendance how Obamacare would turn "Medicare into a piggy bank," while also putting "15 unelected bureaucrats in charge of Medicare’s future."  Ryan added, "The president doesn’t talk much about what Obamacare will really mean for seniors." Why? "People don’t like it."

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Good News for Romney: Repeal Still Favored

6:31 AM, Sep 18, 2012

As we get further removed from a Republican convention that, at least in prime time (and apart from Paul Ryan), didn’t emphasize the importance of repealing Obamacare, and a Democratic convention at which President Obama was praised for spearheading Obamacare’s passage regardless of the considerable difficulties he faced (namely, the opposition of the vast majority of the American people), Americans’ attitudes toward repeal now seem to have reverted back to what they’ve been across the better part of the past two-and-a-half years. This is good news for the Romney campaign.

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Is Romney Losing Independents on Obamacare?

9:27 AM, Sep 11, 2012

The verdict now seems to be in on the Romney campaign's strategy of generally avoiding making the case against Obamacare and choosing not to make President Obama's defining legislation a defining issue in this campaign.

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The GOP Can't Afford to Be Reticent on Repeal

6:09 AM, Sep 05, 2012

The latest Rasmussen poll shows that 50 percent of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare, while 41 percent oppose it. In addition to these specific tallies, Rasmussen's survey draws attention to two things.

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McConnell Implores Reid to Allow Senate Vote on Repeal of Obamacare

6:04 PM, Aug 02, 2012

On the Senate floor right now, just before Congress breaks away for summer recess, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is imploring Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow the full Senate to vote on Obamacare. This is the fourth time McConnell has asked Reid for a vote since the Supreme Court decide to uphold Obamacare earlier this summer, but Reid is once again expected to prevent the top Republican in the Senate from holding a vote.

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The Desire to Repeal Obamacare Unites Americans

1:43 PM, Jul 30, 2012

Rasmussen’s latest poll of likely voters shows that there’s at least one thing that unites the vast majority of the American citizenry: the desire to see Obamacare be repealed. 

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CBO: Obamacare to Cost $1.930 Trillion, Leave 30 Million Uninsured

3:31 PM, Jul 27, 2012

The latest CBO scoring of Obamacare, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision upholding the overhaul’s individual mandate as an allowable (although seemingly unprecedented) tax on inactivity, shows that President Obama’s centerpiece legislation would cost about $2 trillion over its real first decade (2014 through 2023).  The CBO also says that — despite its colossal cost and its unpreced

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Only 29 Percent of Independents Think Obamacare Is ‘Good’ for America

2:49 PM, Jul 16, 2012

The latest polling by Rasmussen Reports shows that independents think Obamacare would raise (53 percent), rather than lower (16 percent), health costs.  They think it would reduce (50 percent), rather than improve (13 percent), the quality of health care.  They think it would raise (56 percent), rather than lower (13 percent), the deficit.  And they think it would be bad (50 percent), rather than good (29 percent), for the country.  Not surprisingly, by a 13-point margin (51 to 38 percent), they think Obamacare should be repealed.

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Poll: Obamacare Ruling Makes Voters ‘Less Likely’ to Vote for Obama

1:19 PM, Jul 12, 2012

The latest Quinnipiac poll shows that — by a 15-point margin — the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling makes voters less likely, rather than more likely, to cast their vote for President Obama. Twenty-seven percent of registered voters say that the ruling makes them “less likely” to vote for Obama, while only 12 percent say that it makes them “more likely” to do so. Only 9 percent of independents say that they are “more likely” to vote for Obama because of the ruling, compared to 27 percent who are “less likely.”

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CNN Cherry Picks Poll Results to Support Dubious Claim

9:33 AM, Jul 12, 2012

Over at National Review Online, Ramesh Ponnuru highlights a CNN story entitled, “Voters sick and tired of health care debate.”  Ponnuru notes that the story offers essentially no evidence to support the claim made in its headline.  It’s also worth noting that the CNN story cherry picks one question from CNN’s latest health care poll, in the process painting a false picture of Obamacare’s popularity.

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55 Percent of Americans Believe Obamacare Is a Tax

7:06 AM, Jul 12, 2012

Regardless of whether the Obama administration and campaign insist on calling Obamacare a penalty, most Americans now believe the president's signature legislation is a tax, according to a new poll by Quinnipiac. Sixty percent of Hispanics believe Obamacare is a tax, and 59 percent of independent voters believe the same thing.

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Paul Ryan: 50 GOP Senators and President Romney Needed to 'Effectively Repeal' Obamacare

4:37 PM, Jul 11, 2012

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD that Republicans will be able to "effectively repeal" Obamacare with a simple-majority vote in the Senate if they control Congress and the White House in 2013. By using the budget reconciliation process, repeal of Obamacare would not have to get the standard 60 votes needed to break a filibuster in the Senate. 

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GAO Is ‘Concerned’ about the Legality of Obama’s Senior Swindle

4:21 PM, Jul 11, 2012

Now that Americans are becoming more acutely aware that Obamacare would be funded in large part through higher taxes, it’s all the more crucial for President Obama to keep voters from discovering the overhaul’s other principal source of funding — its Medicare raid.

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House Votes to Repeal Obamacare: 244-185

3:00 PM, Jul 11, 2012

The House has overwhelmingly voted to repeal Obamacare, by a vote of 244-185.

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Obamacare Now Estimated to Cost $2.6 Trillion in First Decade

10:29 AM, Jul 11, 2012

The Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee will later today release the following chart, detailing the rising projected cost of President Obama's signature legislation, Obamacare:

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Caddell: Obamacare ‘Is an Even Bigger Issue’ in 2012 than in 2010

12:58 PM, Jul 10, 2012

Former Democratic pollster Pat Caddell writes in a long piece at that the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold (most of) Obamacare, but only on the grounds that its lynchpin provision is a tax, “has changed the nature of the 2012 elections.”  Caddell argues that Obamacare was “the decisive issue” in the 2010 elections and, with President Obama on the ballot this time around, “is an even bigger issue” in 2012.

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GOP Consultant: 'Anytime We're Debating Health Care,' Obama's 'Winning'

9:21 AM, Jul 10, 2012

The New York Times reports that "a veteran Republican campaign consultant," speaking on the condition of anonymity and in an apparent time warp, said, "Anytime Republicans are debating taxes and the economy, we’re winning. Anytime we’re debating health care, they’re winning." In 2008, this might well have been true. But in 2012, well over two years into the era of Obamacare, it's an amazing and head-scratching statement.

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For 100th Consecutive Time, Voters Back Obamacare’s Repeal

5:02 PM, Jul 09, 2012

One hundred times since President Obama signed Obamacare into law in March 2010, Rasmussen Reports has asked likely voters whether they want to repeal Obama’s centerpiece legislation or keep it. In all 100 polls, voters have favored repeal.

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Only 40 Percent of Independents Trust Romney, GOP on Repeal

3:25 PM, Jul 09, 2012

A newly released Rasmussen poll asked likely voters, “If Mitt Romney is elected President and Republicans win control of Congress, how likely is it that the health care law will be repealed?”  Only 40 percent of independents said that it’s “very likely.”  The other 60 percent of independents’ responses were divided among “somewhat likely” (33 percent), “not very likely” (15 percent), “not at all likely” (6 percent), and “not sure” (5 percent).

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Daschle: Obama ‘Must Be Reelected’ for Obamacare ‘to Survive’

11:06 AM, Jul 09, 2012

Apparently thinking that, in our republic, the president unilaterally passes laws and the Supreme Court unilaterally decides whether or not we’ll keep them, President Obama has been telling the American people that “the law I passed [Obamacare] is here to stay.”  But former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle — Obama's first choice as secretary of Health and Human Services — says that for Obamacare “to survive,” Obama “must be reelected.”

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