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ObamaCare and Illegal Lobbying

According to a new report, the Obama Administration has used ObamaCare funding to finance illegal lobbying activities. Read more here.

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AHEC Joins Conservative Groups From Across the Country Calling for Congressional Hearings into Kagan & ObamaCare

The American Healthcare Education Coalition joined nearly 100 other organizations in signing a letter to Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, requesting that the Committee hold hearings on Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s role in developing the legal defense of ObamaCare. Before becoming a Justice on the Supreme Court, Kagan worked at the Department of Justice as Solicitor General. At the time of ObamaCares’ passage in Congress she sent emails to her DOJ colleagues that clearly shows her bias in the ObamaCare case. In addition, federal law requires that she recuse herself – which she has not done.

Read the full text of the letter, here.

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Republicans Oversight Committee Forces ObamaCare Investigations

Even though the Republicans’ repeal movement reached a dead end in the Senate this week, they are nevertheless pressing forward with House Energy and Commerce Committee probes on ObamaCare. Leading the charge are Chairman Fred Upton (R-Michigan) and Oversight subpanel Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-Florida).

Much to the ire of Democrats, the Oversight panel is gathering information about the administration’s granting of waivers from the health care law, the low enrollment figures in high-risk pools, and the $1 billion Health Insurance Reform Implementation Fund, along with some background on a $400 million study part of the 2009 stimulus.
That 733 health care waivers have been granted, 40% of which to union workers, is of little significance to Henry Waxman (D-California) who calls the entire investigation a “fishing expedition”. By Waxman’s logic, Upton and Stearns’ desire to uncover how the agencies their committee oversees operate and spend taxpayer dollars is beyond their scope of powers. There have thus far been no signs that the Republicans will back down on their investigations.

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