That’s what Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) estimates based upon last week’s Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis, Save Jerseyans, which concluded that the United States could see 2.5 million fewer jobs by 2024 than it otherwise would’ve without Obamacare.
Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) is cosponsoring H.R. 3685, the “Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act,” Save Jerseyans, along with several other House members including Frank Lobiondo (NJ-02) and Jon Runyan (NJ-03).
What’s that? I’m glad you asked! The bill is designed as a “permanent fix” which would exempt our volunteer first responders from the evil side-effects of Obamacare’s individual mandate.
Lance is even coming home next week to drum up support for this much-needed legislative relief…
Save Jerseyans, this is the time of year where everyone comes up with lists.
The top whatever of 2013, resolutions/wish lists for 2014, you know the drill. And I’m no exception. I’ve got my own list of bills I’d like to see someone with enough guts to introduce in Trenton. And by someone, I mean a Republican, because I doubt any Democrat would consider any of these bills. So I will be posting one bill a day this week. And today’s wish is…
Make New Jersey an “Obamacare Sanctuary State”
When liberals do not like federal laws, they simply ignore them. They then go a step further and pass state local laws that not only defy those laws, but actively protect those who break them. Agree or disagree on the issue, just look at their tactics on illegal immigration, and tell me I’m wrong. I’m not. So we common sense conservatives need to do the same thing.
I recently decided to keep a Save Jersey journal about my personal experiences with Universal Healthcare aka Obamacare. My primary objectives: (1) helping those who have yet to experience changes in their coverage know what is coming and (2) remind those folks who are experiencing changes they are not alone.
It’d also be a nice bonus to remind everyone else what they may’ve voted for in November…
Ironically, two days after a segment aired on NJN profiling my own cancelled health insurance plan, the Healthcare.gov marketplace called me to “fix” my application problems! Apparently they had not verified my identity and, incredibly they had my name down twice. Once as myself, and then again as my fictitious dependent child.
Will the government be calling up small businesses and intimidating them over their insurance, Save Jerseyans?
If what I have been hearing is true, that very well could be the case.
You may not know this yet but, on October 1, all employers were required to send their employees a government provided letter outlining how that employee could go to healthcare.gov and get insurance and providing the necessary information about the employer (EIN, name, address) for an employee to sign up. As you may know, you have a better chance of winning the lottery than getting that site to work. So employees who received that letter have been redirected to a phone number to try to enroll.
And this phone number is where things get shady, folks, because since there is a live person at the other end, callers can ask questions.
Several small businesses in the area have told me shocking things about conversations their employees reported to have had on this phone line.
Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union, Somerset and Morris) is demanding that the federal government move to protect the health insurance policies of 90,000 New Jersey Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield members.
I don’t disagree with anything Scott Garrett said during his latest appearance on Fox Business, Save Jerseyans, including his candid political analysis concerning the shocking rapid collapse of Obamacare:
We’ve been tracking Obamacare’s impact on New Jersey almost daily; click here to visit our (Un)affordable Care Act archive for more coverage.
The Washington Post reported a remarkable admission on Friday from one of the U.S. Senate’s most obnoxious leftists, Save Jerseyans:
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) says he would be open to a brief delay in the individual mandate if the problems with HealthCare.gov aren’t fixed by the end of the month, according to Minnesota Public Radio.
“I think then we have to consider extending the deadline for the mandate, but let’s hope that doesn’t happen,” Franken told MPR.
Franken has so far been relatively quiet about potential changes to the health-care law, but he now joins a growing group of Senate Democrats in seats that could be targeted by the GOP in 2014 who are speaking up on the issue.
Are you listening, Bob Menendez (D-Dominican Republic) and Cory Booker (D-Twitter)? Start representing your constituents and quit defending the indefensible. Even Stuart Smalley tacitly acknowledges that the Obamacare experiment in socialized medicine is going off the rails. It’s implementation has been neither good enough nor smart enough and, gosh darn it, people hate this law!
It’s patently obvious that President Barack Obama’s executive order temporarily reinstating cancelled health care plans is unconstitutional, Save Jerseyans, but more than that, as our friend Joe Sinagra pointed out last weekend, a presidential mandate doesn’t make the desired ends actionable!
In this case, it’s doubtful that the hundreds of thousands of cancelled plans in New Jersey attributable to Obamacare – and millions more in the other 49 states – could be reinstated at the moment. The Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) is looking into it and there isn’t much room for optimism given the time frame (h/t NJBiz.com):
Ward Sanders, president of the New Jersey Association of Health Plans, said it won’t be so easy logistically for insurers to restore the basic and essential (B&E) coverage that has been cancelled.
Obamacare is a failure, it’s always been a failure, and it will not succeed. It just won’t. Obamacare is wrong. It’s a failure. It’s the most extraordinary overreach of government power in the history of our country. And, it’s being run by people who’ve never run anything. So why are we surprised it’s failing?
Christie also waved the bipartisanship banner yet again, blaming many of Washington’s problems on “absolutists” in government: