Good News, Maybe
What to know: A Supreme Court ruling on a related case could portend good news for the case against the Affordable Care Act. The new ruling indicates that Texas, other states and individual plaintiffs do have standing to sue over the harms they have suffered under the ACA.
The TPPF take: TPPF is representing the individual plaintiffs in the ACA case.
“Lower courts have found that Obamacare continues to injure millions of Americans like our clients who have lost their choice of doctor, suffered rationed care, and had their insurance costs skyrocket,” says TPPF’s Robert Henneke. “This puts us one step closer to eventually freeing the American people from Obamacare’s unconstitutional mandates and regulations. We will continue to fight to protect the rights of families and individuals as the case continues to proceed through the courts.”
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There Are Alternatives
What to know: Obamacare’s mandates eliminated choices from American families. But where they’re offered, non-ACA compliant insurance plans like that offered by the Indiana Farm Bureau prove popular. Nearly 100 percent of IFB customers say they would recommend its health plans.
The TPPF take: Americans want—and deserve—more choices when it comes to health care.
“According to research studies, over half of Texans say it is difficult for them and their family to afford healthcare, and about 4 in 10 Texans say that they or someone in their household has had problems paying medical bills,” says TPPF’s David Balat. “A big part of the reason why healthcare is out of reach for so many is that there are not enough options, specifically market-based healthcare options, available to Texans.”
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That’s Not Relief
What to know: President Joe Biden is touting the “success” of his American Rescue Plan, even as he proposes larger interventions in the U.S. economy.
The TPPF take: The success of any government effort must be judged by results, not intentions.
“If these policies worked, economic growth would be breaking records, and no one would remain in poverty,” says TPPF’s Vance Ginn. “Instead, these policies are holding back the recovery like a choke collar, and welfare rolls are swelling. Real private GDP is still about $200 billion below Q4-2019 levels, despite pouring previously unimagined quantities of money into the economy.”
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