Kinzinger Appears On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to Discuss HHS’ Latest Obamacare Regulations
Greta: "The costs are necessarily going to rise for everybody else so it’s not quite as cheap as everyone had, at least that the administration had said it was. Is that true?"
Kinzinger: "The whole system, the whole theory behind it is flawed. It doesn’t work. That’s why the Obama administration frankly promised health insurance costs for a family, they said it’s going to go down $2,500 a year and we’ve already seen it up $3,000. We’re really at the beginning of the premium increases…"
If It Sounds Too Good to Be True… Obamacare Premium Shock May Lead Administration to Reach Beyond Legal Authority
WASHINGTON, DC - We are all familiar with the age-old saying, "if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is." Surely, the notion of more health care spending for a lower cost sounds a little too good, so it’s no surprise that this central premise of Obamcare is being proven not to be true – not even close. In fact, many health care experts and insurers are concerned that, far from reducing costs, the law will lead to huge premium increases across the country.
War on Coal Claims More Casualties
The high cost of EPA regulations is forcing the retirement of a string of coal-fired power plants across the state of Georgia. Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power Company announced yesterday it would seek approval from regulators to retire 15 units totaling 2,000 megawatts (MW) due in part to the significant cost of complying with existing and future environmental regulations. Georgia Power anticipates that nearly 500 employees will be impacted by the closures.
This announcement is the latest addition to a growing list of plant retirements prompted...
Committee Marks 217th Anniversary
WASHINGTON, DC – In writing Congressional Government in 1885, Woodrow Wilson (who would go on to become the nation’s 28th president) astutely observed, "It is not far from the truth to say that Congress in session is Congress on public exhibition, whilst Congress in its committee-rooms is Congress at work."
The history of the Committee on Energy and Commerce is the story of Congress at work to achieve American prosperity and opportunity. Just 19 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed, and eight years after the Constitution...
Mandates and Uncertainty: Health Subcommittee to Examine Implementation of Health Law's State Exchanges and Medicaid Expansion THURSDAY
WASHINGTON, DC – For months, governors, state officials, and members of Congress have been clamoring for the Obama administration to provide basic information on how the health care law’s mandated health exchanges and Medicaid expansion will be implemented and regulated. After multiple written requests to the Obama administration went unanswered, the Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), scheduled a public hearing to press the administration to finally respond to the numerous critical questions that remain unanswered nearly 1,000 days since enactment of the health...