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  • You Can Keep Your Health Plan*
    Oct 31, 2013  - President Obama has intoned "if you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan" hundreds if not thousands of times. Sometimes he has even added that "no one will take it away, no matter what" or "nothing will change, period." But now that reality is repudiating the President's unequivocal... More
  • Then vs. Now: You can't take it with you
    Oct 29, 2013  - THEN: "If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period." President Barack Obama NOW: “Millions of Americans are getting their health insurance cancelled under the Affordable Care Act and the Obama administration has known for about three years that this would... More
  • Is Secretary Sebelius still excited?
    Oct 22, 2013  - President Obama attempted yesterday to address the “outrageous” rollout of his signature health care law, but his speech missed the mark. Ron Fournier of National Journal told MSNBC viewers the president “diminish[ed] the significance of what’s been happening” and ”doesn’t really take full responsib... More
  • Broken promises, massive failures as ObamaCare arrives
    Oct 1, 2013  - By Chairmen Fred Upton, John Kline, and Dave Camp After more than three years and billions of taxpayer dollars, President Obama’s health care exchanges are scheduled to open for business this week, but don’t expect much fanfare out of the administration. Although the president insists that everythi... More
  • Left Turn: Did Someone Say "Glitch"?
    Oct 1, 2013  - Today ObamaCare went live in states across the country – sort of. Though the president admitted there would be “glitches” along the way, he never warned how widespread the errors in this government-run health care system would be. Headlines highlight the delays, errors, and, yes, glitches that are c... More
  • Roe Statement, Hearing on "The Future of Union Organizing"
    Sep 19, 2013  - This morning we will broadly examine the future of union organizing. It’s no secret the number of workers electing to join a union has declined sharply in recent decades. Since 1983 the share of all workers belonging to a union has dropped from roughly 20 percent to less than 12 percent. Today fewer... More
  • Kline, Roe Seek Missing Regulatory Proposal Affecting Union Health Care Plans
    Sep 18, 2013  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) today asked the Department of Labor (DOL) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to provide information surrounding a regulatory proposal that w... More
  • Committee Requests Information on Missing Regulatory Proposal Affecting Union Health Care Plans
    Sep 18, 2013  - Dear Secretary Perez and Director Burwell: We respectfully request clarification regarding the Obama administration’s regulatory efforts related to Taft-Hartley health insurance plans (Taft-Hartley plans) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Although we appreciate the confirma... More
  • Leaders Request Information on Regulatory Process from Agencies Within Committee's Jurisdiction
    Sep 12, 2013  - Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN), Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Su... More
  • Despite White House Objections, AFL-CIO Joins Chorus of Unions Critical of ObamaCare
    Sep 12, 2013  - Overcoming White House objections, members of the AFL-CIO approved a resolution that cites a “laundry list of complaints against ObamaCare.” The Federation – which represents more than 12 million workers – described the law as “highly disruptive” to its health care plans. It seems AFL-CIO President ... More
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