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Sonoran News: 36 Arizona Legislators Send Joint Letter Urging Congress to Clean Up Obamacare

June 18th, 2015 / Kristina Ribali / 0 comments

Thirty-six Arizona lawmakers from both chambers sent a letter today to House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, calling on Congress to take the lead in reforming ObamaCare, and to pre-emptively discourage any pressure to act from Washington if the law is gutted by the U.S. Supreme Court by their decision in King v. Burwell.

Since Congress passed ObamaCare in 2010, the law has faced a number of legal challenges, including the Supreme Court striking down mandatory Medicaid expansion in NFIB v. Sebelius. After that ruling, the Obama Administration placed increasing pressure on states to implement ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion.

ObamaCare’s latest challenge in King will decide if individuals in states without exchanges are entitled to subsidies authorized by the IRS, which the plaintiffs claim are illegal. If the Justices rule in favor of the plaintiffs, states will likely face a wave of pressure from D.C. to repair ObamaCare by establishing a state-based exchange.

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Josh Archambault Joins the Rick Rydell Radio Program to Discuss King v. Burwell

June 17th, 2015 / Kristina Ribali / 0 comments

This morning, Senior Fellow Josh Archambault joined Alaska State Representative Liz Vasquez on the Rick Rydell Radio Program broadcast on KENI 650am. They discussed the upcoming Supreme Court’s decision on King v. Burwell and how it may impact millions of Americans receiving ObamaCare subsidies.

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Tennessee State Rep. Matlock “Prepare to Amend ObamaCare”

June 15th, 2015 / Kristina Ribali / 0 comments

As a state representative for Tennessee I am always concerned with what is best for our citizens.

The King v. Burwell Supreme Court case has recently piqued my interest because, although it is a federal issue, it will greatly impact Tennesseans.

When the Supreme Court decides this summer if the IRS has been illegally granting subsidies on federal health exchanges, there could be a turning point for the Affordable Care Act.

I have recently, along with several of my fellow legislators, sent a letter to our federal delegation and leaders in Washington encouraging them to use this opportunity to reform this act that has already placed such a burden on our taxpayers, patients, and health care providers.

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Radio: WLOB in Maine – Josh Archambault on King v. Burwell

June 5th, 2015 / Kristina Ribali / 0 comments

Josh Archambault, senior fellow for the Foundation for Government Accountability joined The Ray Richardson Show on WLOB in Maine with co-host Roy Lenardson on June 4th, 2015 to discuss the upcoming decision by Supreme Court on the King v. Burwell case. You can listen to  the full audio here.

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Obamacare a National Disaster, But It’s Congress’ Mess

June 5th, 2015 / Kristina Ribali / 0 comments

Via Tennessee House Representative Glen Casada, originally published June 3, 2015 in The Tennessean  “Obamacare” has been one of the most legally challenged laws in recent history, with the Supreme Court being called to sort out a number of different issues with the law. The latest case, King v. Burwell, revolves around the IRS potentially […]

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Exclusive: Congressman Paul Ryan Warns Against Setting Up State Exchanges

March 20th, 2015 / Kristina Ribali / 0 comments

The Foundation for Government Accountability was honored to host Congressman Paul Ryan for a conference call yesterday to discuss the possible implications of the King v. Burwell decision, and why states shouldn’t fall into the ObamaCare state exchange trap. More governors and legislators may feel pressured into a state exchange if a major challenge to the law upends the federal subsidies, and they need to have a plan.

Washington created ObamaCare and while states have some control over whether or not they expand parts of it such as Medicaid, or whether or not they set up an exchange, since Congress passed this law and imposed it on the states, they should made to deal with the fallout.

On our conference call Congressman Paul Ryan described ObamaCare in the simplest of terms, “This is a terrible law. This law will not last.” In fact it may not last past this June when the Supreme Court will rule on King v. Burwell, a case challenging the legality of the federal health care exchange subsidies.

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