Saturday, January 12, 2013
Virginia AG says health care act is attack on Catholic Church.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said this week he believes that going to jail may be the best way that Virginians can challenge President Obama's healthcare mandate for businesses to cover contraception in their health insurance plans. "Forcing business owners and businesses to do this is not consistent with our history of preserving religious liberty," said Cuccinelli Wednesday, in an interview with conservative radio talk show host Steve Deace. Cuccinelli, a conservative who is running for governor, said that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is an attack on the Catholic Church, and that his local bishop told him he was willing to go to jail over the issue. "I told him, 'Bishop, don't take this personally - you …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Congressman Frank Wolf is opposed by Kristin Cabral, an attorney and former federal prosecutor from McLean.
The national debt, sequestration and immigration were some of the of issues debated Friday by incumbent Rep. Frank Wolf and his opponent for the 10th congressional district Democrat Kristin Cabral, an attorney from McLean. The two squared off during a forum hosted in Manassas by the Prince William Committee of 100 and mediated by Dr. Stephen J. Farnsworth, a University of Mary Washington professor and author. During the forum, Wolf, who has held his position as congressman for the 10th District since 1981, spoke often of his support for the Simpson-Bowles Commission’s findings concerning the national debt. U.S. President Barack Obama ordered the commission in 2009 to study the national debt and other issues. The president “walked away” …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Congressman Paul Ryan campaigned August 17 at West Springfield High School.
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Thursday, June 28, 2012
High Court ruled 5-4 today to uphold what some call 'Obamacare.'
Area leaders were quick to react today to the news that the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's health reform law. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R): "Today's Supreme Court ruling is extremely disappointing for Virginia and for America. The PPACA will create a costly and cumbersome system that will impair our country's ability to recover from these challenging economic times, infringes on our citizen's liberties, will harm small businesses, and will impose dramatic unfunded mandates on Virginia and all states. Simply put, this is a blow to freedom. America needs market-based solutions that give patients more choice, not less." (For the governor's full statement, visit his Web site.) On his Twitter feed, the governor wrote: "Simply …
Virginia has more than a million residents who are uninsured.
The wait for the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act — what some call "Obamacare" — is over. On Thursday, the last day of the 2011-2012 Supreme Court session, Chief Justice John Roberts said the individual mandate may be upheld as a tax under a narrow reading of the Constitution. The decision was 5-4 with Roberts siding with the more liberal members of the court. "The individual mandate cannot be upheld as an exercise of Congress's power under the Commerce Clause," Roberts wrote. "That Clause authorizes Congress to regulate interstate commerce, not to order individuals to engage in it. In this case, however, it is reasonable to construe what Congress has done as increasing taxes on those who have a certain amount of income, …
The Supreme Court on Thursday handed down a decision on the Affordable Health Care Act. Do you agree? Vote in our Patch poll.
On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down their decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act (or "Obamacare," as some call it), upholding the law. There are about 30 million people in the United States without health insurance. In Virginia, there are 1,039,300 uninsured, according to figures from statehealthfacts.org. Of those in Virginia, more than 10 percent — 157,300 — are children. Do you agree with their decision? Vote in our poll.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Hundreds protest both sides Tuesday outside the Supreme Court.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest for and against President Obama’s health care reform. The high court is hearing arguments for the second of the three-day hearing. The case, according to the Washington Post, largely rests on the constitutionality of a provision that originated deep in Republican circles. "As Americans we all deserve affordable health care," said Allan Jordan, of Piscataway, N.J., outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday. "Health care is too high, and not everyone has the funds to pay for it. That's not right." The justices started zeroing in on whether Congress had the power to require most people in the U.S. to buy medical insurance, according to Reuters. The wire service also …