Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Pennsylvania will join other GOP-led states putting the Affordable Care Act mandate back in federal hands.
According to the Associated Press (AP), Gov. Corbett announced on Wednesday that Pennsylvania will not be setting up its own healthcare exchanges as mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The responsibility for the exchange now falls back to the federal government. Corbett reportedly blamed federal authorities for the move, saying they didn't provide adequate answers to questions about how the exchange will be paid for and other details. See the pdf section for a letter the governor wrote to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius regarding the decision. "Health care reform is too important to be achieved through haphazard planning," Corbett said, according to the AP. "Pennsylvania taxpayers and …
Friday, November 30, 2012
About three dozen people lined Bethlehem Pike in Hatfield Friday.
Holding signs that read "Hey middle class, they are coming for your $ next," and "Taxing the rich hurts everyone," a group of about three dozen people protested President Barack Obama's visit to Hatfield Friday morning. The protestors gathered in the vacant lot of a closed down gas station near the intersection of Bethlehem Pike and Unionville Road in Hatfield, waving signs and garnering the occasional honk in return. "This isn't really about Democrats or Republicans, it's about the fiscal policies and that we don't like where President Obama is taking this country," said Steve Piotrowski, chair of the Norristown-based Citizens for Liberty and organizer of the protest. "I personally would like to see Obamacare repealed, along with the …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
A letter to the editor of one resident's opinion on the Supreme Court Affordable Healthcare Act ruling
The Supreme Court’s victorious healthcare ruling today ranks right up there with the passage of the Women’s Right to Vote! In the past few years it seems the Republican voice has been to uphold the rights and privileges of business over their Christian responsibility of caring for the people. Today the Supreme Court reversed that voice and upheld their responsibility to the people of this great nation. In these bickering days of uncompromised attitudes, it’s so easy to forget our moral and social obligation to each other and think only of ourselves. This country did not become great because we were uncompromising, but rather, because we were passionate about working together to bring about a great nation for the people by the people. So …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
"Not only is it a tax, but it may turn out to be one of the largest tax increases in the history of our nation," said Corbett.
Pennsylvania Independent, a public interest journalism project dedicated to open, transparent, and accountable state government, posted to their YouTube channel, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's remarks today in response to the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Corbett noted his record opposing the act and assured citizens that his administration would continue to "analyze the decision." "It is a tax on our citizens that they cannot afford," said Corbett. "It is not good law. It is not good policy." Corbett conceded that the country was in need of healthcare reform, but asserted that such reforms should come from the individual states. "I think we can all agree there are Pennsylvanians who …
A few politically active citizens stationed themselves along Markley Street today to protest the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
On the heels of today's Supreme Court decision upholding the Constitutionality of the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act, a few politically active citizens opposed to what opponents refer to as "Obamacare," set up shop along Markley Street to make their voices heard. Carrying flags and signs sporting slogans like "Repeal the Law," noting their opposition to the high court's decision, the pair, members of a grassroots political organization called Citizens for Liberty chose their spot because of it's proximity to the Obama campaign headquarters located across the street. See the video above to hear the protestors opinions on the matter. --- Related Stories Poll: What Do You Think of Obamacare Decision? Tell Us: How Will Court Rule …
Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senators release reactions to the ruling.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as "Obamacare," upholding the constitutionality of the act in a ruling Thursday morning, according to a report from the Supreme Court website. Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senators released reactions to the ruling. Sen. Pat Toomey (R): “I am extremely disappointed. Today’s decision is a jarring blow to our 200-year-old tradition of constitutionally limited government and personal liberty,” Toomey said. “ The Supreme Court’s decision doesn’t change the fact that President Obama’s health care law is a terrible policy that will impose new taxes, increase the cost of health care and cost our country jobs. It is now up to Congress to repeal Obamacare and enact common-…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Take our poll and tell us how you think the Supreme Court will rule on ObamaCare
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Supreme Court will wrap up business for its latest session on Thursday including handing down a highly anticipated ruling on President Barack Obama's controversial health care reform law. How will the court rule? Take our poll and add your comments below. A majority of PoliticsPa readers expect the court to strike down the individual mandate but leave most of the law intact. Patch coverage of the issue includes a recent presentation in Bethlehem by a Tea Party candidate who is also a registered nurse.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Supreme Court of the United States began hearing a case regarding the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act.
America's nine highest justices are currently hearing arguments both for and against the Affordable Care Act – known by its detractors as ObamaCare – hailed by many as President Barack Obama's signature piece of legislation. The court has granted six hours of oral argument time for the case, the most time given an issue in four decades. Oral arguments began Monday and are scheduled to conclude Wednesday, March 28. Though a study released by the Urban Institute found that only two percent of Americans would be subject to the bill, others argue that an individual mandate is unconstitutional and is another example of the federal government overstepping its bounds. The law is expected to be upheld, the Huffington Post reports. The case will …