Obamacare is fundamentally broken, and that is why I remain committed to a full repeal of this failed law. But let’s not just stop at repealing the law. Let’s also offer a health care alternative focused on patient-centered reforms that aren’t mandated by the federal government.
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The Little Sisters of the Poor are appealing to the United States Supreme Court in their quest for equal treatment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A mandate in the ACA uses the strong arm of government to force the sisters to pay for drugs and procedures, including abortion-inducing drugs, which many Americans find to be ethically divisive.
A new Senate that’s back on the side of the American people will vote to move beyond all the broken promises, all the higher costs, and all the failures. We will vote to build a bridge away from Obamacare and toward better care. We will vote for a new beginning.
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to hear challenges from faith-based nonprofits to the Affordable Care Act’s Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate, which requires religious ministries and nonprofits to provide insurance coverage for potentially abortion-inducing drugs.
Obamacare violates our most basic right of religious freedom by forcing people to buy health insurance against their faith or otherwise face a penalty. The EACH Act broadens the religious exemption to ensure those who rely solely on a religious method of healing, like Christian Scientists, are not forced to purchase health insurance when these services violate their religious beliefs.
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.
“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.