Obama's Tradtional Allies Turn on Obamacare

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In just a few weeks, Congress will decide whether to pay for the Affordable Healthcare Act in the federal funding bill.

Tea Party conservatives like Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, are calling on fellow lawmakers to defund the law.

Their pressure has finally convinced House Republican leaders to take a step in that direction.

Does Congress really have the authority to defund Obamacare since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld it as a new healthcare tax system? Gayle Trotter, with the Independent Women's Forum, addressed that question and more, on CBN News Channel Morning News, Sept. 16.

Meanwhile, Obamacare is proving unpopular even with some of the president's political allies in the labor movement. The AFL-CIO has approved a resolution criticizing parts of the new law.

The vote comes despite efforts by White House officials to discourage the group from making its concerns so prominent.

The strongly worded resolution says the health care law will drive up the costs of union-sponsored health plans to the point that workers and employers are forced to abandon them.

Labor unions still support the goals of Obamacare to cut health care costs and provide coverage to all Americans. But they say the law, as it stands now, will hurt union health plans.

On the other side of the political aisle, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is stirring things up as the Obamacare Oct. 1 deadline approaches.
Her politcal action committee has released an ad called "Just Sayin'" and it's loaded with the latest evidence of Obamacare "death panels" - a reference to the federal Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).

The board is designed to limit the growing cost of Medicare, a move Palin and other critics say will harm recipients.

Palin has raised these concerns before. The difference now is some far left Democrats appear to agree with her.

Five Democratic lawmakers - Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor, and Arizona Reps. Ron Barber, Ann Kirkpatrick, Kyrsten Sinema, and Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty - have signed on to repeal the powers of the so-called "death panel."

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