September 19, 2019

Republicans Move To Scrap Obamacare Individual Mandate In Tax Reform Bill

The Republican Senate is now moving to include repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate in their tax reform bill. That move is largely designed to quell conservative complaints about the Senate bill, which is weaker than the House version of the same bill: it delays corporate tax cuts, and retains the estate tax; pass-through businesses […]

More Winning: Latest Senate Tax Bill Raises Child Tax Credit, Ends Obamacare Individual Mandate.

The Senate Finance Committee released its updated tax bill late Tuesday night, and there’s a lot to cheer populist conservatives. The new bill raises the child tax credit to $2000, twice the current credit of $1000 per child. The earlier version of the Senate bill raised it to $1,650. A higher child tax credit is one […]

Trump Administration Rescinds Obamacare’s HHS Contraceptive Mandate

President Donald Trump has followed through with his promise to Americans who object to the Obamacare contraceptive mandate for religious or moral reasons by officially ending the Obama-era rule. As expected, the Trump administration announced the end of the controversial mandate that has required employers to provide free contraception, sterilization procedures, and abortion-inducing drugs to their […]

UN Security Council and Obama Revive Palestine Mandate Solution

United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 passed on 23 December 2016 has buried any lingering hopes for the creation of a second Arab State in former Palestine in addition to Jordan (”the two-state solution”). America’s decision to not veto Resolution 2334 – taken in the dying days of President Obama’s eight years term of office […]

States Sue Obama Administration Over Mandate Forcing Doctors to Perform Sex Change Operations

Five states and organizations representing over 17,000 physicians are suing the Obama administration over new Obamacare regulations requiring doctors to ignore their medical expertise and religious convictions and perform gender transition services and procedures. Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Texas and Wisconsin, along with doctors and hospitals affiliated with the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, Franciscan Alliance […]

A Mandate for Liberty, a Rejection of Subservience: What Brexit Means

Yesterday, Britain was offered a choice between fear and freedom. It chose freedom. Decisively. As I write, shortly after 6:00 a.m. London time, the tally is not quite complete, but it is already clear that Brexit won by more than one million votes. The projected margin, with only a handful of localities yet to count, is […]

Why the Little Sisters of the Poor Believe Obamacare Mandate Violates Their Religious Liberty

The Little Sisters of the Poor is a group of Catholic nuns who typically lead a quiet, dignified existence caring for the elderly poor. In the last few years, that quiet existence has been troubled by the constant court battles the group has been fighting over the Affordable Care Act’s so-called “contraceptive mandate,” which requires […]

CBO: Repealing Obamacare mandate would save taxpayers $305B

Congressional budget minders say repealing Obamacare’s “individual mandate” would save taxpayers more than $305 billion and increase the number of uninsured Americans by 14 million over the next decade. The mandate requires people to obtain adequate health insurance or pay a tax penalty, unless they qualify for a financial exemption or other carve-outs spelled out […]

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