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Graham-Cassidy Bill: Last Chance for Health Care Reform

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Washington, D.C. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) as well as Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nevada) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) have teamed up and introduced a bill that gives power over health care decisions back to the states and the American people. The Graham-Cassidy health care bill is the Senate’s last chance to pass health care reform with a simple majority vote through the reconciliation process in 2017. The Senate has a hard deadline of September 30.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America issued the following statement in response:

“Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is proud to support the Graham-Cassidy health care bill. It is time to make good on the promise made to the American people to end ObamaCare.

“There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution for health care. Sens. Graham and Cassidy have provided a bill that gives power back to the states.

“Improving health care means protecting life at all stages, and Graham-Cassidy does just that. This legislation ensures that no funds within the bill will be, or can be, used to subsidize plans that provide abortion coverage &emdash; something every other bill has failed to address. Most importantly, it redirects Medicaid funds away from Planned Parenthood and gives them to federally qualified health centers which provide care for the whole woman.

“All the funds provided through this legislation will go through CHIP (Child Health Insurance Programs) &emdash; a bipartisan effort to ensure underprivileged children are able to receive healthcare. It is time to give Americans real care instead of “insurance” that is not worth the plastic on which it is printed.

“While it may not solve every problem plaguing the American health care and insurance industry, Graham-Cassidy is a vast improvement over the status quo, providing momentum that enables other issues to be addressed.

“The American people have been waiting eight years to be given back their right to make their own health care choices.

“Now is the time to make good on the promise made to the American people.”

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Annabelle Rutledge at arutledge@cwfa.org or 916-792-3973.

Capitol Hill Brief — The Value of Life

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Friends, hear me loud and clear.  Every child (every person) has intrinsic value as created in the image of GOD.  Can you stop and consider that?

Every person you meet stands as a monument to Almighty GOD. How can we disregard any, because of race or creed or nationality or, as we’ve highlighted this week, because of a disability?

In the United States, 67 percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted.  Sixty-seven percent!

We can do better than this. Every parent I’ve ever met that has a child with Down syndrome child cannot cease to praise and give thanks to God for their child.


Join the fight to defend the unborn and give them the right to live. Every life matters, and we want to see laws passed that uphold these values! Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today to help fund this fight! If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — A Worldwide Problem

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All week, we’ve been highlighting the heartbreaking news that close to 100 percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in Iceland are aborted.

But this tragedy is not just a problem for Iceland. It’s a worldwide issue, as the report acknowledges:

“Other countries aren’t lagging too far behind in Down syndrome termination rates. According to the most recent data available, the United States has an estimated termination rate for Down syndrome of 67 percent; in France it’s 77 percent; and Denmark, 98 percent.”

Have you ever had the privilege of looking into the beautiful eyes of a child with Down syndrome?

We must repent of this.


Join the fight to defend the unborn and give them the right to live. Every life matters, and we want to see laws passed that uphold these values! Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today to help fund this fight! If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Aborted Under Suspicion of Down Syndrome

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Listen to this. The CBS News report we’ve been highlighting this week — which lauded the fact that Iceland was close to eradicating Down syndrome by aborting most babies that could potentially have it, acknowledge that “Many people born with Down syndrome can live full and healthy lives …” and that “The screening test is only 85 percent accurate …”

Just think of it. That means 15% of the babies aborted because they might have had Down syndrome, were completely healthy. They are aborted on the mere suspicion of Down syndrome.

Still, close to 100 percent of women who test positive abort their children. This is simply heartbreaking. All life is precious.


Join the fight to defend the unborn and give them the right to live. Every life matters, and we want to see laws passed that uphold these values! Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today to help fund this fight! If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Parental Screening Tests

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CBS News recently lauded Iceland for being close to eradicating Down syndrome.  Only the truth is they are “eradicating it” by aborting Down syndrome babies!

Here is how the news story started:

“With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.”

Yes, they celebrate that the rise in prenatal screening gives the opportunity to parents to do what apparently — in their minds — obviously the right thing: which is abort these beautiful children.

How have we fallen so low as human beings to disregard the disabled’s right to life?


Join the fight to defend the unborn and give them the right to live. Every life matters, and we want to see laws passed that uphold these values! Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today to help fund this fight! If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — CBS News’ Warped View of Life

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My heart broke as I read a despicable CBS News clip last week, highlighting (almost cheering) that Iceland is “close to eradicating Down syndrome.”

You and I would cheer too, had they found a cure.

But the total opposite is true. Iceland is not eradicating Down syndrome, as the horrid report says; they’re exterminating Down syndrome babies through abortion!

This report exposes the shocking view and utilitarian philosophy towards people with disabilities in this country.

We can do better, and the church must stand up for the least of these. Please join Concerned Women for America to pray against this warped mindset.


Join the fight to defend the unborn and give them the right to live. Every life matters, and we want to see laws passed that uphold these values! Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today to help fund this fight! If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Capitol Hill Brief — Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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All week I have been warning you about the dangers of socialized medicine with its devaluing of human life.  We saw it firsthand in the case of baby Charlie Gard and his parents, who were prevented from doing everything in their power to save their son’s life.

It would have been futile in the eyes of the government to spend more money in caring for baby Charlie.  But the government was wrong.

Every human life has intrinsic value as created in the image of God. All, including the sick and disabled, are worthy of the chance to live.  This was the vision of America’s Founders: “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Let us live up to that vision.


The Bible tells us that all life is precious, but government overreach threatens the very foundations of this belief. For a free resource on the dangers of socialized medicine, visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Capitol Hill Brief — On to Socialized Medicine?

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Friends, I told you yesterday about the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB.  This is a group made up of 15 bureaucrats that will get to make decisions about the care needed by some of the sickest and highest-risk patients in our families.

As then-President Obama envisioned it, it would even expand to the private market and lead us ultimately to socialized medicine.

The recent case of Charlie Gard in the UK, shows us the disaster that such a development would be. Health care choices should be made by individuals in consultation with their doctors and their families, not imposed by government.

We must make our voices heard against a system that takes such a crude approach to the value of life.


The Bible tells us that all life is precious, but government overreach threatens the very foundations of this belief. For a free resource on the dangers of socialized medicine, visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Capitol Hill Brief — IPAB?

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In the U.S., we still have the relative freedom to pursue alternative treatments and research cures, unlike the case of Charlie Gard that we have been talking about this week.

But we are in danger of falling down the path of socialized medicine in a very tangible way.

Have you ever heard of ObamaCare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board?  IPAB, as it is known, was modeled after the British system that just gave us the sad case of little Charlie Gard.

IPAB cannot technically “ration” care, but it can control prices. It can choose to drive Medicare payments for any service so low that it no longer becomes possible for doctors to offer it to their patients.

We must repeal IPAB, now!


The Bible tells us that all life is precious, but government overreach threatens the very foundations of this belief. For a free resource on the dangers of socialized medicine, visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.