Senator James Lankford (R-OK), a GING-PAC endorsed lawmaker, is introducing legislation this week to protect religious organizations from providing health care coverage that poses religious or moral objections, according to The Daily Signal.
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“If the Supreme Court rules the Obamacare subsidies are illegal, Americans will expect Congress to have a plan to replace Obamacare. The Patient Freedom Act repeals Obamacare’s harmful mandates, lowers costs, returns power to the states and puts patients directly in control of their healthcare,” said Dr. Cassidy.
Countless thousands of people have given up their lives over the centuries rather than betray their deepest beliefs. They valued their faith above their property, above their health, and even above their lives. To deprive an innocent person of the freedom to live out their faith is to deprive them of a necessity.
In case you missed it, March 28th marked a critical next step in the House of Representatives’ lawsuit challenging the President’s healthcare law, as the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia heard arguments on the “motion to dismiss” filed by the Administration. The arguments addressed the threshold question of whether the House has a right to have its claims heard in federal court. The Administration is arguing that it does not.
In late March, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) held a press conference on the five-year anniversary of Obamacare with fellow freshman Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Steve Daines (R-MT), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Mike Rounds (R-SD). The Senators discussed the importance of responsibly balancing the federal budget and providing relief to the American people by repealing and replacing Obamacare.
Obama’s signature health care law has been a disaster from the beginning. It has forced millions to lose their doctors, hospitals, and medicines. It has forced many businesses to go to part-time workers in order to avoid the astronomical costs and has resulted in layoffs as well. Victims of Obamacare now have higher premiums, higher co-pays, and higher deductibles – and they get fewer services or services they don’t want or need.
In January, my colleagues and I in the House took a decisive stand to protect the unborn by passing H.R.7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015. This needed legislation ensures that abortions are not funded with taxpayer dollars and institutes stringent reporting requirements on insurance companies, forcing them to fully disclose information regarding abortion coverage in each plan.
“Obamacare tells people what they must purchase and therefore, they’re purchasing things they do not need which drives up the cost of insurance. If you gave those people who needed it, however you define that need, a tax cut or tax credit, with which they can buy the insurance they wish to have: one they have the power of choice, they can truly keep their doctor and the plan that they wish. It also lowers the cost because they are not buying things mandated. They’re only buying what they need…”
Republican voters want the GOP leadership in the Senate and House to vigorously oppose Obama’s agenda, not “compromise” with him or raise the white flag of surrender every time there’s a confrontation. If anything, the elections of 2014 sent a loud message to Obama, Democrats and the GOP.
The worst is yet to come. Before the midterms, panicked and politically driven Obama bureaucrats delayed premium payment deadlines, high-risk insurance pool cancellations and onerous “meaningful use” mandates on health providers grappling with Obamacare’s disastrous top-down electronic medical records rules. Those chickens will come home to roost in 2015.