Healthcare

Roberts demands 'bureaucrats' stop 'rationing' healthcare

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) said Tuesday that, if Republicans can’t fully repeal ObamaCare, they should at least fight to repeal “the rationing of healthcare.”

On the Senate floor Tuesday, Roberts introduced the Repeal Rationing in Support of Life Act, which he said would stop the Individual Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) from rationing healthcare.

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Murray: If Hobby Lobby wins, what’s next?

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said if corporations were allowed to claim religious exemptions when deciding to provide healthcare coverage, what would stop them from other discriminations. 

“If these CEO’s are allowed to evade this law, what would happen to other legal protections for employees?” Murray said Tuesday. “Could your boss decide not to cover HIV treatment? Could an employer opt out of having to comply with anti-discrimination laws? Corporations should not be able to use religion as a license to discriminate.”

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