Connecticut Democrats Want Insurance Companies to Subsidize Healthcare Coverage for Low-Income Residents, Illegal Migrants

Democrats in Connecticut are hoping private sector insurance companies will help them expand health care in the state by having the businesses subsidize coverage not only for low-income residents but for migrants who are living in the state illegally. A local news outlet reported on the development, including referring to people living in the state and country illegally as “undocumented.” The CT News Junkie website detailed the plan: In addition to creating a public option through state Comptroller Kevin Lembo’s office to compete with insurance companies and lower premiums, this year’s legislation would seek to raise millions to help undocumented residents afford health insurance and increase the subsidies those below 200 percent of the federal poverty level currently receive. The plan will cost about $50 million, most of which the state expects insurance companies to pay. Republican lawmakers are again pushing the idea of a federal reinsurance waiver, which would leverage federal funding to pay for the highest-cost claims and lower health insurance costs for everyone else. Senate Minority Leader Kevin Kelly, R-Stratford, said during a press conference Monday that a reinsurance proposal would keep insurance jobs in Connecticut, be regulated by the Insurance Department, and be compliant with the

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Justice Amy Coney Barrett Will Face Cases on Voting, Obamacare, Apportionment, Mueller Report

Newly-confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett will face several important cases upon taking her seat at the Supreme Court. In the long term, she could have a profound influence on American jurisprudence, reinforcing originalism and textualism, and perhaps revisiting controversial precedents such as Roe v. Wade. First, Justice Barrett will face these important cases: Elections: Already, the Supreme Court has begun to consider cases involving the 2020 elections. Moments before Barrett was confirmed by the Senate, it sided with Republicans in blocking a lower court’s decision to extend the deadline for the receipt of absentee ballots in the state by six days beyond Election Day. At least one decision deadlocked 4-4; no longer. Obamacare: On November 10, the Supreme Court will hear Texas v. California. The case will consider several different issues, including whether the individual mandate of Obamacare is unconstitutional once its value has been set to zero by Congress, and whether the entire law must be overturned as a result (whether the mandate is “severable”). It is unlikely, contrary to Democrats’ claims, that the Affordable Care Act will be overturned, but theoretically the Court could do so. Apportionment: On November 30, the Court will hear Trump v. New York, a challenge brought by Democrat-governed

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Chuck Schumer: Focus on Amy Coney Barrett's Healthcare Record 'Like a Laser'

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wrote in a letter to Senate Democrats on Saturday that they should focus on Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s healthcare record “like a laser.” Schumer contended in a Dear Colleague letter to Senate Democrats that Judge Barrett’s healthcare record will help build opposition to the Supreme Court nominee. Schumer wrote: All the data show that with COVID raging, the number one priority for the American people is health care — its affordability, accessibility and quality. We must focus like a laser on health care because Judge Barrett’s record is so clear on this issue. Should Judge Barrett get confirmed, she will likely decide on a court case over whether the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate violates the Constitution and whether the 2010 healthcare law should be scrapped. Schumer continued: Given Senate Republicans‘ monomaniacal drive to fill this vacancy as quickly as possible, the best way to defend those rights is a bipartisan majority that will refuse to vote on a Supreme Court nominee before the election. This will not happen on its own. It requires public pressure on Senate

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Pollak: Gorsuch Decision in LGBT Discrimination Case Shows Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights Coexist

It is deeply significant that Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the opinion in the Bostock v. Clayton County case, the 6-3

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SHOCKING GLOBAL CONTROL SYSTEM EXPOSED

By Alexandra Bruce These are indeed very interesting times in which we’re living. It seems like many of the threads

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