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McMorris Rodgers: Putting People First

Communications • January 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 30, the Save American Workers (SAW) Act of 2015: “We begin the first week of America’s New Congress by empowering millions of Americans that have seen their paychecks cut because of Obamacare’s harmful 30-hour …

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Full Time = 40 Hours

Rep. Todd Young • January 8, 2015

Of all of the unintended consequences of Obamacare—and there are plenty to go around—perhaps the most egregious is the number of people who are losing hours at work.  Working fewer hours, of course, means making bringing home a smaller paycheck, and the hourly employees most affected tend to need that money the most.  Somewhat ironically, …

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“America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System”

Communications • January 5, 2015

Today lawyer and media entrepreneur Steven Brill released his newest book, America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System (Random House). The book is an insider’s look into the making of Obamacare – the President’s failed health care law. This morning, Mike Allen revealed a few key passages in Politico’s …

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Examining Obamacare Transparency Failures

Communications • December 9, 2014

Right now, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is holding a hearing: “Examining ObamaCare Transparency Failures.” One of the key witnesses is Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor who said famously that two keys to passing Obamacare were a “lack of transparency” and “the stupidity of the American voter.” Here’s a roundup of reactions from …

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The Obamacare Deception – Were Democrats Complicit?

Rep. Mark Meadows • December 8, 2014

On Tuesday, two of the most influential players in the construction and implementation of Obamacare, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and Obamacare architect and MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, will testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the lack of transparency associated with the President’s healthcare law. By …

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Communications • December 3, 2014

President Obama promised a lot of things when he entered the Oval Office six years ago. At the top of his list? Affordable health care. However, under the complicated, one-size-fits-all Affordable Care Act, health care costs have risen — and are going, going, going up. One in three insured Americans have put off getting medical treatment because of …

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REVIEW: Obamacare 2.0 (so far)

Communications • November 24, 2014

Every week is a challenge for President Obama’s health care law — but this past one was especially rough. The second round of Open Enrollment for Obamacare started last weekend. But with the “updated” came a lot of painful side effects. Higher costs: Many Americans are facing hefty price increases in health care purchased through Obamacare exchanges — in …

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Obamacare Open Enrollment: The Sequel

Communications • November 17, 2014

Obamacare is open for business again. Saturday marked the second open enrollment period, allowing consumers to purchase health coverage through exchange websites like If you’ve forgotten what happened during the first open enrollment (last year), here’s Jon Stewart with a refresher: With a price tag of more than $2 billion (and counting), will work this time …

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On health care, Americans deserve better

Rep. Bob Gibbs • November 17, 2014

Open enrollment for healthcare began this weekend, and all Americans must participate or face a penalty. If this round of sign-ups is anything like last year, we can expect long wait times, trouble logging on and the uncertainty of whether or not the plan you signed up for is suitable for you and your family. …

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One-Minute of the Week: Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-PA)

Communications • November 14, 2014

“In this case, Mr. Speaker, the American people mind both the Administration’s dishonesty and its opinion of them.” Congratulations to Congressman Keith Rothfus of Pennsylvania for offering this week’s Conference One Minute of the Week. Rep. Rothfus discussed the broken promises of the President’s health care law – made more apparent this week by economist Jonathan Gruber’s comments …

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