Ted Cruz Unveils Obamacare Alternative
Undoes mandate to buy insurance
(The Hill) – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday offered the latest in a series of Republican ObamaCare alternatives ahead of a Supreme Court ruling that could gut the law.
Cruz’s bill, called the Health Care Choices Act, would allow people to buy health insurance across state lines, long a Republican health policy goal. It would also repeal Title I of ObamaCare, which would undo much of the law, including the mandate to buy insurance, the insurance marketplaces and subsidies to help people afford coverage.
Republicans are looking to show that they have a plan ready if the court strikes down subsidies for around 7.5 million people in the roughly three-dozen states using federally run marketplaces. The court will hear arguments in the case, King v. Burwell, on Wednesday.
The Obama administration insists that it does not have a contingency plan and that it will prevail in Court.
“The administration has done absolutely nothing to prepare for an upcoming Supreme Court decision that could leave millions of Americans unable to afford insurance thanks to this failed law,” Cruz said in a statement. “Republicans must offer the American people alternatives that lower costs and break the status quo that favors big government and big health care business over hardworking Americans.”...(MORE)
Ben Carson Takes Stand on Homosexuality
GOP star points to ‘gays’ in prison as evidence
(Newsmax) – Tea party Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Tuesday that being gay is a choice, an example being straight people who emerge from prison as homosexuals.
During a discussion about same-sex marriage rights, Cuomo asked Carson if, as with slavery, gay marriage needed to be corrected in the Constitution as a form of equal protection. Carson replied that there’s no comparison between the two.
“You can’t just say because it happened that way this time, this is the same situation, it’s not the same situation,” he said, “because people have no control over their race, for instance.”
Cuomo then asked if Carson believed people had control over their sexuality and if being gay was a choice. “Absolutely,” said Carson.
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