Governor Corbett Tours Community Center, Discusses Commitment to Provide Services to Individuals with Disabilities
Philadelphia – Governor Tom Corbett today highlighted his commitment to provide services for individuals with intellectual disabilities during a tour of a community center operated by Special People in Northeast, Inc. (SPIN), a non-profit human service organization.
“Organizations like SPIN provide much-needed services for individuals with disabilities and their families, helping them live inclusive lives in their communities,” said Corbett. “However, many Pennsylvanians are sadly unable to access those services as they sit on a waiting list for our assistance.”
Governor Corbett’s 2013-14 budget provides access to home and community-based services for nearly 3,000 Pennsylvanians with physical and intellectual disabilities through an increase in funding of $40 million. Continue reading →
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) drafted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to send to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting information on the failure ofHealthCare.gov “back end systems.” Media reports indicate that insurance companies and other entities have received inaccurate information from the ObamaCare website. With deadlines looming and the new year only weeks away, this latest failure has the potential to cause even more serious problems for ObamaCare and for the few Americans who have actually navigated the broken website.
The FOIA request asks for any and all documents and communications related to these errors and the number of Americans who are impacted.
“The American people deserve to know how the Obama administration missed yet another serious problem with the HealthCare.gov website. It turns out that even people who think they have purchased a plan may not be covered, as insurance companies can’t make sense of the information the website sends them,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.
“Democrats are spending this week telling people how great they think ObamaCare is, but they can’t even get a website to function correctly. In addition to 404-errors, we now have 834-errors. But the truth is the entire law—not just the website—is riddled with errors and needs to be repealed and replaced.”
In An Interview Yesterday, Mary Landrieu Insisted That Should Would Still Vote For ObamaCare Again If Given The Chance. LANDRIEU: “The Affordable Care Act, as I said, the bill itself, it’s got very good concepts. And yes, I would support it again.” ( WAFB , 12/4/13)
Landrieu Has Dared Louisianans To “Unelect” Her If They Don’t Like Obamacare
In October Of 2013, Landrieu Declared On The Floor Of The Senate That If Her Constituents Don’t Like ObamaCare, They Can “Unelect” Her. “If they do not like the bill, they can change the bill. We did not wake up one morning and declare this the law. The people of the United States declared this through us as their Representatives. If they do not like it, they can unelect us. Believe me, they will have a great chance because I am up for reelection right now.They will be able to do that.” (Sen. Mary Landrieu, Floor Remarks , 10/12/13)
Landrieu: “I Am Going To Run For Reelection. I Am Standing In This Election As A Supporter Of The Affordable Care Act.” (Sen. Mary Landrieu, Floor Remarks , 10/12/13) Continue reading →
WASHINGTON – Today the White House is hosting a Youth Summit, to teach young people about ObamaCare. National Youth Director at the Republican National Committee (RNC), Elliott Echols, released the following statement:
“The White House is trying to woo young people as it scrambles to reboot the re-launch of the rebrand of ObamaCare. Millennials are seeing the negative impacts of ObamaCare, especially rising costs, and the White House wants a distraction. But this isn’t a seat at the table. It’s a seat at the kids’ table. The White House has shown little regard for the Millennial generation—and a photo op disguised as a ‘summit’ isn’t going to change that.
“Really, it’s offensive that the Democrats think they can make things right with a ‘social’ and some warmed-over talking points. I’d love to see the White House use this time to answer some important questions from people, like ‘Why are premiums doubling?’ and ‘Why can’t I keep my doctor?’ and ‘Why did you lie to us?’”
Obama Pivots Back To The Economy And Speaks Out Against Trends That He Has Presided Over
Today, Obama Is Expected To Address Economic Security And Income Inequality In A Bid To “Help Set The Agenda For The Remainder Of His Presidency.” “President Barack Obama wants to draw attention to the income gap between rich and poor in an economic address meant to both spur short-term congressional action and help set the agenda for the remainder of his presidency. The White House says Obama in a speech Wednesday will renew his call for increasing the minimum wage, arguing that growing income inequality and stagnant wages threaten upward mobility and retirement security. Polls show the economy remains the single biggest concern for Americans, despite recent focus on problems with the health care law.” (Jim Kuhnhenn, “Obama To Cite Income Gap In Economic Speech,” The Associated Press, 12/3/13)
OBAMA IS DRAWING ATTENTION TO ECONOMIC SECURITY AFTER FIVE YEARS OF FAILING TO DELIVER FOR STRUGGLING AMERICANS
“For The Second Consecutive Year, Neither The Official Poverty Rate Nor The Number Of People In Poverty At The National Level Were Statistically Different From The Previous Year’s Estimates.” (Carmen DeNavas-Walt, Bernadette D. Proctor, and Jessica C. Smith, “Income, Poverty, And Health Insurance Coverage In The United States: 2012,” U.S. Census Bureau , 9/17/13) Continue reading →
Despite Obama’s Best Efforts To Market ObamaCare, The Product Is Still Defective
Today, Obama Will Once Again Try To Sell ObamaCare To The Public.“President Barack Obama will launch a coordinated campaign Tuesday by the White House, congressional Democrats and their outside allies to return attention to why the Affordable Care Act passed in first place.” (Carrie Budoff Brown and Jonathan Allen, “White House Back To ObamaCare Sales Mode,”Politico, 12/2/13)
“Obama Will Host A White House Event Kicking Off A Three-Week Drive To Refocus The Public On The Law’s Benefits.” “After two months of intense coverage of the botched HealthCare.gov rollout, Obama will host a White House event kicking off a three-week drive to refocus the public on the law’s benefits, senior administration officials told POLITICO.” (Carrie Budoff Brown and Jonathan Allen, “White House Back To ObamaCare Sales Mode,” Politico, 12/2/13) Continue reading →
Posted December 3, 2013
WASHINGTON – After the Obama Administration missed their own deadline for fixing the broken ObamaCare website, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is releasing a new video, “Deadline Missed .” Continue reading →