Repeal Articles

American Action Network: Tell Dems to Vote for Obamacare Repeal

10:12 AM, Jul 09, 2012

Tomorrow, the House of Representatives is expected to hold another vote to repeal Obamacare, and the American Action Network is encouraging voters to tell House Democrats in potential swing districts to support repeal.

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Morning Jay: Don't Bet On Obamacare

5:00 AM, Jul 06, 2012

The Hill reports:

Obama touted the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold his signature healthcare reform legislation to cheers from a crowd of his supporters.

“The law I passed is here to stay,” he told an audience composed largely of Ohio automobile manufacturing workers.

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Obamacare Opinion Makes Voters More Apt to Back Romney

7:41 AM, Jul 03, 2012

According to a newly released Newsweek/Daily Beast poll of likely voters, the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling makes Americans more likely to vote for Mitt Romney and less likely to vote for President Obama. By a margin of 21 points (32 to 11 percent), voters say that they are now more, rather than less, apt to vote for Romney. By a margin of 15 percentage points (29 to 14 percent), voters say that they are now less, rather than more, apt to vote for Obama.

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A Hanging Curveball for Mitt

11:00 PM, Jul 02, 2012

Two days after the Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling on President Obama’s signature legislation, the president delivered his weekly radio address and didn’t utter one word about Obamacare or the ruling.

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Poll: 52 Percent Favor Repealing Obamacare

7:43 AM, Jul 02, 2012

The latest Rasmussen poll find that 52 percent of likely voters favor repealing President Obama's signature legislation, Obamacare. Rasmussen writes: 

The U.S. Supreme Court declared that President Obama’s health care law is constitutional, but they were unable to make it popular.

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Conservative Group to Spend $9 Million Against Obamacare Decision

2:31 PM, Jun 29, 2012

In response to the Supreme Court's decision yesterday to mostly uphold Obamacare, Americans for Prosperity announced plans to spend $9 million dollars to push back against the broad health care overhaul. The effort will include a large television ad buy, across more than a dozen states, including Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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Romney: 'If We Want to Get Rid of Obamacare, We're Going to Have to Replace President Obama'

11:15 AM, Jun 28, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reacted to the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision by saying that, "if we want to get rid of Obamacare, we're going to have to replace President Obama."

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What Did SCOTUS Just Do?

10:31 AM, Jun 28, 2012

Was today's Supreme Court Obamacare decision a win for conservatives or a loss? It depends on what you were rooting for.

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Will the Court Revitalize the Tea Party?

10:20 AM, Jun 28, 2012

With the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare, the issue now shifts to the elected branches of government and raises this question: Will the intense opposition dissipate or will it lead to a fervent new effort to repeal the liberal health care law?

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This Election Just Became About Obamacare

10:06 AM, Jun 28, 2012

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the constitutionality of Obamacare, the principal choice now facing Americans on November 6 will be whether to keep Obamacare or to repeal it.  The question is a binary one, and the answer — expressed almost entirely through their presidential vote — will go a long way toward determining the future course of this great nation.

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Obama: ‘I Absolutely Reject [the] Notion’ That It’s a Tax

9:46 AM, Jun 28, 2012

The Supreme Court has ruled that Obamacare’s individual mandate exceeds Congress’s power under the commerce clause, but (in a 5-4 vote) it has upheld the individual mandate as a tax.  Here is President Obama on national TV, ensuring the American people that the mandate — Obamacare’s cornerstone provision — is not a tax:

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November 6

9:20 AM, Jun 28, 2012

Obamacare survives on June 28, 2012. It falls on November 6, 2012.

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Obamacare: 0-98

3:00 PM, Jun 25, 2012

As the nation awaits the Supreme Court’s ruling on President Obama’s centerpiece legislation, it’s worth reviewing the American public’s response to it across the 27 months since Obama signed it into law.  Over that span, from March 2010 through a poll released this morning, Rasmussen has conducted 98 polls of likely voters.  All 98 times, support for repeal has outpaced opposition to repeal.  Across 98 contests, Obamacare has gone 0 and 98.

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‘The Largest Set of Tax Law Changes in 20 Years’

1:37 PM, Jun 22, 2012

A new report from the Treasury Department says that Obamacare “represents the largest set of tax law changes in more than 20 years and affects millions of taxpayers.” As the report notes, Obamacare’s “new taxes, fees, and penalties account for approximately $438 billion.” But, really, it’s even worse than that.

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An Obamacare Plan B

3:15 PM, Jun 21, 2012

In the event the Supreme Court does not put Obamacare out of our misery next week, Mitt Romney ought be ready to roll with the punches and come out at once with Plan B. Plan A was to have the Court sever it neatly with one swing of the axe, but there was always the possibility the Court would not follow the returns of the recent elections. Plan B should be the political process, which involves not the minds of nine, but the intent of millions, expressed in the usual ways. Thus, Plan B should be to elect politicians who will undo Obamacare with the tools given their branches of government.

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When Touting Obamacare, Obama Prefers to Spend Taxpayers’ Money

2:08 PM, Jun 19, 2012

As the Los Angeles Times reports, for every $1 that President Obama’s campaign has spent in support of Obamacare, his administration has spent another $65 in taxpayers’ money.  The Times writes that the Obama administration has spent $46 million of taxpayers’ money in support of Obama’s centerpiece legislation, while the Obama campaign has spent only $703,000.  That’s a 65-to-1 ratio of matching funds, with taxpayers doing the matching.

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Romney: Obama 'Out of Touch' on Obamacare

12:01 PM, Jun 12, 2012

Mitt Romney said Barack Obama is "out of touch" with small business owners and their struggles with the president's signature health care law, Obamacare.

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Down with Obamacare

10:55 AM, Jun 11, 2012

With the Supreme Court poised to rule on whether Obamacare was passed in defiance of the Constitution, there’s no question where the American public stands on President Obama’s centerpiece legislation.

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In Texas Senate Race, Only Cruz Has Signed Repeal Obamacare Pledge (Updated)

9:51 AM, May 16, 2012

Former state solicitor general Ted Cruz is the only one of four Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Texas to have signed the Repeal Obamacare pledge.

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Bloomberg/Washington Post: Obamacare Is a $1 Trillion Windfall for Insurers

4:27 PM, May 15, 2012

The Washington Post reports on a new study by Bloomberg Government, which shows that the repeal of Obamacare would cost health insurance companies more than $1 trillion — yes, that’s trillion — over the remainder of this decade alone.  Why?  Because Obamacare would transfer colossal sums of money from American taxpayers, through the federal government, to private insurers — and repeal would keep that transfer from occurring.

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Cotton Signs Repeal Pledge

12:01 PM, May 15, 2012

Republican House candidate Tom Cotton has signed a pledge to repeal Obamacare--but his primary opponent, Beth Anne Rankin, has not.

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The Continuing (and Escalating) Popularity of Repeal

5:02 PM, May 14, 2012

Nearly half of all Americans (46 percent) now “strongly” favor the repeal of Obamacare, while barely a quarter (26 percent) “strongly” oppose it — according to the latest Rasmussen poll of likely voters.  Among independents, the split is even greater — 46 percent now “strongly” favor repeal, while only 21 percent “strongly” oppose it.

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New Poll: One in Four Democrats Favors Obamacare’s Repeal

6:14 AM, May 01, 2012

The latest Rasmussen poll of likely voters shows that 26 percent of Democrats support the repeal of President Obama’s centerpiece legislation — which, of course, was a purely Democratic endeavor that passed without a single Republican vote. Moreover, the poll shows that most of these repeal-supporting Democrats are “strongly” supportive of repeal.

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Flunking Constitutional Law

11:29 AM, Apr 04, 2012

Last week, President Obama clumsily announced that it would be "unprecedented" for the Supreme Court to strike down "a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress." This week, his words are already having an effect in the courts—but not the effect he hoped for.

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For 30th Consecutive Time, Support for Repeal Hits Double-Digits

1:17 PM, Apr 02, 2012

Americans don’t look to be inclined to rely on the Supreme Court to determine the future of Obamacare. For the 30th consecutive time, Rasmussen’s polling of likely voters shows that Americans not only support the repeal of President Obama’s centerpiece legislation but support it by double-digits.

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On the Left, the Obamacare Debate Continues

3:25 PM, Mar 30, 2012

In light of the bruising that Solicitor General Donald Verrilli took during this week's oral arguments, no one can blame Obamacare's supporters for trying to offer (belatedly) winning answers that the government’s attorney lacked. Two of the early entrants are law professors Akhil Amar and Jeffrey Rosen. But their efforts do not improve much on the government's offering.

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Breyer's Missteps

4:11 PM, Mar 28, 2012

During yesterday’s arguments on the constitutionality of Obamacare’s individual mandate, Justice Stephen Breyer took exception to the states’ argument that the mandate imposes, for the first time in American history, a congressional obligation that private citizens must purchase a product of the government’s choosing.

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Obamacare on Trial: The Individual Mandate

6:18 PM, Mar 27, 2012

Yesterday, we endured an esoteric debate over a jurisdictional statute that practically no one expects to actually affect the Supreme Court's review of Obamacare. Today, by contrast, was the argument we've all been waiting for: the challenge to the constitutional merits of Obamacare's individual mandate.

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Washington Post: Obamacare Is Constitutional Because It’s Good Policy

2:03 PM, Mar 27, 2012

The Washington Post editorial board essentially writes that, because Obamacare is good policy (in the editors’ estimation), and because it would involve the economy, it must also be constitutional.  Here is the Post’s argument, in its entirety:

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Obamacare 'Looks Like It's Going to Be Struck Down'

11:44 AM, Mar 27, 2012

Politico reports

CNN's legal correspondent Jeffrey Toobin reports that the court's conservative wing appeared skeptical of the Obama administration's arguments in favor of the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act.

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