As ObamaCare moves closer to full implementation, glaring privacy concerns are coming to light, as new rules, regulations, and penalties invade Americans’ personal lives. The latest controversy to haunt President Obama’s healthcare reform law is a requirement that physicians ask intimate questions about patients’ sexual history.
On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted mostly along party lines to ban new subsidies to help people purchase health insurance until the administration enacts a new verification system to ensure that benefits are offered only to those who qualify.
Congressional Tea Party conservatives shut down the vote on a bill to continue government spending after September 30 because it was a "trick," "chicanery," and "hocus-pocus."
The FDA recently extended the public comment period for certain aspects of the Food Safety Modernization Act, a law which is an unconstitutional federal assault on food freedom and agriculture.
Citing ObamaCare and immigration reform, the 40,000-strong International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has ended its affiliation with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO), one of the largest private-sector unions in the United States.
According to a study by National Journal, ObamaCare will make individual insurance cost far more than employer-sponsored insurance and encourage employers to drop coverage.
A federal judged ruled that a challenge to ObamaCare filed by the Oklahoma attorney general may proceed.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is urging Congress to pass immigration reform so that it may help undocumented individuals gain greater access to healthcare services. As observed by the Daily Caller in February, however, a pathway to citizenship may increase the cost of Obamacare up to $300 billion over a decade.
Despite pressure from conservatives — including over a third of the House Republican caucus — Republican congressional leaders have indicated that they have no intention of using upcoming budget negotiations to defund ObamaCare.