Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) questioned witness Carrie Severino, the Chief Counsel and Policy Director at the Judicial Crisis Network, at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing Tuesday, asking her where she would recommend those wishing to flee the country because of Obamacare should go. Stark went on to say that if Severino could name a [...]
Michigan Democrat Sanders Levin accused Republicans at a hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday of incorrectly wielding the threat of the tax penalties contained in President Obama’s health care legislation. [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/20120710LevinCudgelOfTaxes.mp3|titles=20120710LevinCudgelOfTaxes]
At a House Ways and Means Committee hearing Tuesday on the costs of implementing health care reform, Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) stated that health care access is not optional and that only a very small portion of the population could ever claim they will not need health services at some point. [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/20120710CrowleyHealthCareUnavoidable.mp3|titles=20120710CrowleyHealthCareUnavoidable]
The lawmakers claim the Affordable Care Act is “discredited.”
Economist Jared Bernstein, a former Biden adviser, addressed his conservative counterpart Douglas Holtz-Eakin at a policy luncheon Friday, criticizing those who plan to continue opposing the President Obama’s “Affordable Care Act” legislation. [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/20120629BernsteinImplementNotOppose.mp3|titles=20120629BernsteinImplementNotOppose]
Supporters of President Obama’s healthcare law are pointing to a recent report that found only two percent of the population will face a penalty, or tax, for failing to purchase health insurance.
“It’s a penalty because you have a choice,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney. “You don’t have a choice to pay your taxes, right?”
Despite approval from the nation’s highest court, House Republicans stood steadfast against President Obama’s signature health law Thursday and vowed to continue their push to repeal it in its entirety.