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Flashback: Obama in 2009: Medicare and Medicaid ?Are Really Breaking the Bank?

Posted by Mother Goose on April 6, 2011 at 5:38 PM Comments comments (0)

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

By Matt Cover

( – President Barack Obama, in marking his first 100 days in office in 2009, said that Medicare and Medicaid were the biggest problems the government faced and that they were “really breaking the bank,” adding that the federal government needs to “tighten our belts … in an intelligent way.”

Answering a question at a town hall event in Arnold, Mo., on April 29, 2009, Obama said that M...

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Judge tosses challenge to Obama healthcare law

Posted by Mother Goose on November 30, 2010 at 7:29 PM Comments comments (0)

By Jeremy Pelofsky

WASHINGTON | Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:01pm EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Virginia on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the landmark healthcare law championed by President Barack Obama, upholding key provisions that require health insurance coverage.

The challenge, one of several attempting to strike down the law, was brought by the conservative Christian Liberty...

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Feds file motion to dismiss VA health reform suit

Posted by Mother Goose on May 25, 2010 at 11:29 AM Comments comments (0)


AP Political Writer

May 24, 2010 - 8:37pm


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama's administration on Monday asked a federal judge in Virginia to dismiss the state's lawsuit alleging Congress overstepped its constitutional bounds with the new health care reform law.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius argued in a motion filed hours before a midnight deadline that the law is well within the scope ...

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Obamacare Class Action has 30,000+ plaintiffs, join today, deadline May 31st

Posted by Dawn on May 18, 2010 at 9:36 AM Comments comments (1)

CHATTANOOGA,Tenn. (May 11) – A lawsuit filed by constitutional attorney and 3rd District U.S. HouseRepublican candidate Van Irion to overturn the Patient Protection andAffordable Care Act, known more commonly as Obamacare, was joined by its 30,000thplaintiff today. Irion has set a deadline of May 31 for other plaintiffs to join at which time the complaint will be amended to add all of the co-plaintiffsthat have signed on at


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Initial Health Care Reactions

Posted by Mother Goose on March 26, 2010 at 10:41 AM Comments comments (0)

In the aftermath of a year's fight on health care, we can expect further dissent on this issue.  Consider the following:

"A flood of lawsuits from states seeking to block the health care law President Obama signed this week raises sharp questions about the power of the federal government to impose mandates on its citizens, but legal scholars disagree about how the cases will be decided if they are heard by the Supreme Court." -

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Posted by Mother Goose on March 22, 2010 at 10:02 AM Comments comments (0)

The Heritage Foundation is already gearing up to push back against the bill that passed the house last night. An excerpt from their Morning Bell:

Fellow Americans,

Late last night, in a narrow and partisan vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the most significant piece of social legislation in over seven decades. It did so in the face of overwhelming and principled opposition from the American people. Large majorities of Americans oppose this legi...

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Why health care is a necessary agenda item for the Marxist-in-Chief

Posted by Mother Goose on March 21, 2010 at 7:51 PM Comments comments (0)

I regularly visit the New Zeal Blog where Trevor Loundon has researched and documented the influence of the Communist Party on the election of Democrats.  He has an excellent series of Obama Files that is well worth the time it takes to read. Scroll down on the home page they are listed on the sidebar to the left of the blog.

I have always maintained that the takeover of health care is a first and necessary step to the establi...

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Have the Democrats got the votes?

Posted by Mother Goose on March 16, 2010 at 11:21 AM Comments comments (0)

From RedState

Posted by Dan Spencer (Profile)

Monday, March 15th at 3:30PM EDT

Friday, we reported that the Democrats were within four votes of passing Obamacare.

Today, we are told that four Democrats are changing their votes from “NO” to “YES” on Obamacare:


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Pelosi's "Deem and Pass" Strategy

Posted by Mother Goose on March 16, 2010 at 10:29 AM Comments comments (0)

In an attempt to sheild vulnerable Democrats from voter outrage, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is considering the unconstitutional use of "deem and pass' that will, in essence, allow passage of the bill without an outright vote.

Excerpt from an article at the Washington Post:

House may try to pass Senate health-care bill without voting on it

By Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane

Washington Post Staff Writers

Tuesday, March 16, 2010;A0...

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State Bills Pending - Act Now!

Posted by Mother Goose on March 15, 2010 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We need to act now to contact our state representatives to strongly voice our support for the passage of the following bills in the state legislature:

HJR704 - Memorials, Congress - Expresses opposition to the institution of new federal review, oversight, or preemption of state health insurance laws, the creation of a federal health insurance exchange or connector, and the creation of a federal health insurance plan...

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Ruling Kills an Option for Moving Health Bill

Posted by Mother Goose on March 11, 2010 at 4:03 PM Comments comments (0)

From RollCall

March 11, 2010, 2:30 P.M.

By David M. Drucker

Roll Call Staff

The Senate Parliamentarian has ruled that President Barack Obama must sign Congress’ original health care reform bill before the Senate can act on a companion reconciliation package, senior GOP sources said Thursday.

The Senate Parliamentarian’s Office was responding to questions posed by the...

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Buffett to Obama: Scrap Current Bill and Start Over

Posted by Mother Goose on March 1, 2010 at 8:46 PM Comments comments (0)

From Heritage:

Posted March 1st, 2010 at 5:42pm in Health Care


Last week’s bipartisan summit on health care reform seems to have done little, if anything, to build support for the President’s vision of health care reform.  Strong opposition to the Democrats’ proposals remains the position of a majority of Americans.  And now, even the Pres...

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Pelosi: US health overhaul will happen

Posted by Mother Goose on February 26, 2010 at 8:49 PM Comments comments (0)

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that President Barack Obama's historic health care drive was closer to passage after a high-stakes summit with Republicans opposed to the overhaul. As Democrats wrestled with how best to push the ambitious legislation forward, Pelosi said the unusual seven-hour talks on Thursday "made a difference, and it moved us closer to passing a bill."

"We are determined that we are going to pass health-care reform," said the speaker. ...

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Report Concludes President Obama's Health Proposal Would Lead to Public Option

Posted by Mother Goose on February 25, 2010 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

From the National Center For Public Policy Research:

For Release: February 25, 2010

Contact: David Almasi at (202) 543-4110 x11 or (703) 568-4727 or, or Judy Kent at (703) 759-7476 or

President Obama's new health care plan will all but guarantee the elimination of private insurance and lead to a single payer ...

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Exclusive: What happens next in health care

Posted by Mother Goose on February 25, 2010 at 6:47 PM Comments comments (0)

From an article on Politico:

By MIKE ALLEN | 2/25/10 10:55 AM EST

After a brief period of consultation following the White House health reform summit, congressional Democrats plan to begin making the case next week for a massive, Democrats-only health care plan, party strategists told POLITICO.


A Democratic official said the six-hour summit was expected to “give a face to gridlock, in the form of House and Senate Repub...

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Dems, GOP: Summit will not break logjam on health

Posted by Mother Goose on February 24, 2010 at 10:34 AM Comments comments (0)

From AP:


Feb 24, 12:05 AM (ET)



WASHINGTON (AP) - Here's one point on which Democrats and Republicans agree on health care: President Barack Obama's much-touted televised summit has virtually no chance of breaking the political log jam. That means Democrats will be forced to find a way to pass an overhaul on their own or face a huge political defeat.


Lawmakers from both parties suggested the Obama-hosted meetin...

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Following the Red Brick Road of Health Care Deform

Posted by Mother Goose on February 22, 2010 at 6:59 PM Comments comments (0)

"Throughout this past year I have seen a growing opposition to the notion that detrimental legislation can easily be passed without regard to the wishes and interests of the constituencies.  This blatant malfeasance will certainly be addressed and rectified when we return to a time of more rational representation but, in the meantime, this practice continues to undermine our core values and threatens our very sustenance.  The passage of the health care legislation will provide us wi...

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Obama's "New" Health Care Plan Would Use Tax Dollars to Pay for Abortions

Posted by Mother Goose on February 22, 2010 at 6:47 PM Comments comments (0)

Monday, February 22, 2010

By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer

( – President Barack Obama unveiled his planfor health care reform on on Monday, but pro-life legislators and advocates said the “new” proposal mostly mirrors the Senate bill and, in particular, would allow for tax dollar...

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Boehner and the Republicans criticize the new plan

Posted by Mother Goose on February 22, 2010 at 12:13 PM Comments comments (0)

The Republicans are already stepping up to critcize the president's health care plan, which is nothing more than a rehashed version of the house and senate bills.  It's time to  contact them to encourage them in their efforts with our support. Contacting the Blue Dogs should also be on the list of things to do...

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