September 22, 2017 Radio Commentary

Meet Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson, the New Healthcare Bill

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, September 22, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Three days ago, former Senator Rick Santorum reported that Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller, and Johnson had introduced a new healthcare bill, H.R. 1628.  Louisiana Senator Cassidy’s website outlines bare-bones specifics of the 140-page bill, which ends with this on the last page: Section 1402 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, beginning for plan years after December 31, 2019.

H.R. 1628 does not eliminate Obamacare, but proposes a repeal of the structure and architecture of Obamacare and replaces it with annual block grants to states.  The grants would be administered through the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which is Medicaid for minors.

Senator Cassidy further explains that H.R. 1628 does repeal Obamacare’s Individual and Employer Mandates and the Medical Device Tax, and the distribution of equalized block grants to states allows states to provide equitable treatment to patients and waive Obamacare regulations whether or not the state expanded Medicaid.  Last but not least, patients with pre-existing medical conditions will be protected, as well. Continue reading

October 2016 Newsletter

Sound Bites that Matter: Donald Trump on Immigration

  • People pour into the United States and citizens lose jobs.
  • 351,000 criminal illegal aliens are in our prisons.
  • Sanctuary cities should have their federal funds cut off.
  • I don’t care how they come in, if they come in legally.
  • We’re the only country dumb enough for birthright citizenship.
  • Illegal immigrants populate many criminal gangs.
  • Half of the undocumented residents in America are criminals.
  • We need strong borders; we need a wall.
  • Citizenship for illegal immigrants is a GOP suicide mission.
  • Anchor babies were NEVER the intent of the 14th Amendment.
  • We have no borders; and yes, I am angry.
  • Walls on borders work; just ask Israel.
  • Building a 1,000-mile wall is possible, if we make a commitment.
  • Building a wall will save money because it stops bad dudes.

“Look, we have to stop with political correctness. We have to get down to creating a country that’s not going to have the kind of problems that we’ve had with people flying planes into the World Trade Centers, with shootings in California, with all the problems all over the world. We have to find out what’s going on. And we can’t be the stupid country any more. We’re laughed at all over the world. We can’t let people come into our country and break our borders.”  (Fox Business 2016 Republican 2-tier debate, January 14, 2016)

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August 22, 2014 Radio Commentary

A Blow to Obamacare

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, August 22, 2014 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

On July 22nd the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled on the legality of Obamacare in states that did not establish a health insurance exchange. Immediately, State Representative Jason Spencer issued a press release explaining how Obamacare would be affected in Georgia, if the decision is upheld. This is what he said.

The Court invalidated the mandatory taxpayer subsidies that helped people pay insurance premiums through Obamacare’s federal exchanges. Since the Court struck down the subsidy plan, enrollees have to pay out-of-pocket full premium prices for their insurance, whether they choose a gold, silver or platinum plan. But the Court failed to explain whether subsidies already distributed would have to be repaid to the government.

Since Georgia, reportedly, was the first state to ban the creation of a state health insurance exchange under Obamacare and, subsequently, did not establish an exchange, millions of local exemptions from Obamacare mandates were affirmed by this Court decision. Benefiting from Georgia exemptions are 11,000 businesses, 420,227 low-to-middle income individuals and 112,991 state employees, for a grand total of 2.5 million Georgians now exempt. Also, Georgia taxpayers benefit with untold millions of dollars that will not be redistributed for Obamacare in Georgia. Continue reading

January 10, 2014 Radio Commentary

Bill to Nullify Obamacare

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, January 10, 2014 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Good morning, Jim. By this time next week, the legislature will have been in session several days and it’s important for you to know this: Since 39 of Georgia’s 56 senators are Republicans they have a super majority in the Senate. In the House of Representatives, Republicans outnumber Democrats 116 to 64, making them four votes shy of a super majority. Meaning, Georgia Republicans can pass anything they want to pass, from lowering taxes to reinforcing moral standards and every issue in between.

But, there’s more: The governor and lieutenant governor are Republicans, as are the secretary of state, attorney general, state school superintendent, commissioner of agriculture and the insurance commissioner.

Not only can Georgia Republicans pass any bill they want to pass, they can stop any bill they want to stop. They can make English our official language, prohibit foreign law in Georgia courts, stop issuing drivers’ licenses to illegal aliens, and protect the free expression of religion in public schools and elsewhere. Continue reading