Monday, February 28, 2011

News Update - Pres. Obama "Plays the Romney Card"

In a shift toward states rights, President Obama today agreed with Gov. Romney that states should be able to craft their own individual healthcare reform plans. Read about it here.

Many governors from across the country met with Pres. Obama today stating that the rules for implementing Obamacare are too strict. Obama acquiesced and agreed to allow states more autonomy in structuring there own healthcare plans.

Romney has been an advocate for states rights and their ability to create their own plans from the beginning of his 2008 run for the White House. Since the inception of Obamacare, one of Romney's criticisms of Obamacare is that it requires states with very different needs and resources to follow the same cookie-cutter model to implement healthcare reform. Romney has always believed in the states as being "laboratories of democracy" where experimental and innovative policies could tested and perfected.

I think it is significant that Mark Halperin from Time magazine actually put together the phrase "Obama plays the Romney card."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Third Judge Upholds Obamacare

Today, a third judge upheld the constitutionality of Obamacare. So if you are counting, that makes 3 federal judges in favor of Obamacare and 2 against.

Of course you won't here the news of a judge who comes out in favor of Obamacare. You will only hear the news if a judge rules it unconstitutional.

Here is a link to the story if you want to read more about it.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

News Update

House Republicans have voted to defund Obama's new healthcare law. By refusing to allocate funds to the new healthcare law, Republicans are making a mostly symbolic gesture rather than a real threat to the law. It has become quite clear that a Supreme Court ruling is necessary for President Obama's new healthcare law to be taken seriously by republicans.

When President Obama signed the new healthcare legislation, at the time, it was considered a longshot that the courts would repeal Obamacare. Now however, repeal seems more plausible after two out of four federal judges have struck down the law.

The majority of legal scholars believe that in the end, the Supreme Court will uphold Obamacare. I personally hold with this view as well.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

News update - Alaska Gov Refuses to implement Obamacare

The governor of Alaska has refused to implement Obamacare in his state. He is citing the recent federal judge ruling in Florida as justfication for his actions. The recent federal judge's decision declared the whole of Obamacare as unconstitutional and stated that states no longer need to feel obligated to implement the healthcare law.

Read about it here:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A maiden voyage

Healthcare reform will be the definitive issue facing Mitt Romney's candidacy. But as this blog will show, Romney's economic background and innovation with healthcare make Romney the ideal candidate to fix America's broken healthcare system.