Heather's statement on the SCOTUS ruling
Today is a sad day. I am bewildered and concerned that SCOTUS has interpreted and assigned meaning where there is none. Chief Justice Roberts wrote, “In this instance, the context and structure of the act compel us to depart from what would otherwise be the most natural reading of the pertinent statutory phrase.” The 6 SCOTUS justices who sided with the subsidies chose to take 4 words, "established by a State," and ignore what they mean.
Chief Justice Roberts also cited the ...hurried closed door nature of the writing of this piece of legislation as reason for the ruling. This more than anything raises a red flag that the legislation has significant potential to be faulty. We already know that the ACA is garbage legislation. We have seen since it's implementation a decrease in citizens being able to afford health care.
Chief Justice Roberts wrote, "Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them." We are witnessing daily the destruction of said market. Here in NC, we have 11 companies who offer health insurance. Nationally, there are approximately 835 companies licensed to sell health insurance. This creates monopolies in States, which has lead to increased premiums, increased out of pocket deductibles, fewer medications being covered and declining customer service.
Now more than ever, it is apparent that we at the State have to act. The battle of the cost of ACA is now up to the Insurance Commissioners. We may have to abide by the law, but we can fight within its confines. It is time to seek competition and court growth here at home.
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Heather Grant announces her bid for NC Insurance Commissioner
Heather Grant a Wilkesboro Nurse Practitioner and former US senate candidate announces her bid for NC Insurance Commissioner on Friday.
Heather is a Republican from Wilkes County, NC and a former US Army Nurse Corps officer. She is also a practicing Nurse Practitioner in Yadkinville, NC.
Heather stated her reason for running is, “With all that is happening around our Nation, it's important that we focus on our State and ensuring North Carolinians have not only their God given freedoms, but the security they need to prosper and grow in their lives and with their families. I am running because I see things that can be changed and improved that will do just this, help North Carolinians grow and prosper. “
Congratulations on our win in 2014! Now it's time to prepare for 2016.
I know I have not updated my website with what has been happening lately with both our Nation and our State. I have been sitting back watching, listening, and praying.
We have so many things we are facing as a Country, the terrorist group of ISIS, the threat of amnesty, our need for energy independence. In 2014, we the people did a great job of sending Conservatives to DC. We personally here in NC have people like Senator Thom Tillis and Congressman Mark Walker fighting for us every day. We have a Republican led General Assembly, a Republican Governor and a Republican LT Governor. NC is more fortunate in our leadership than some States.
2016 is important, not just because it's a Presidential election year, but because here in NC we have the Governor, LT Governor, and all the Council of State positions up for election. We must energize and engage those around us. It is never to early to begin to talk to people about our Republican platform and vision for the future. We must start now if we hope to be the winners again in 2016. NC has once again become a leader for freedom. We need to be looking not only nationally, but to the State and Local levels as well. It is just as important for us to continue being a Republican led State as it is for us as a nation to elect a Republican president. We must focus on our home front and ensure we as a State can withstand any assault from without. We must ensure our beliefs and State Constitution will be defended by those placed in office.
Right now, all I ask is that you take the time to talk to one person a day about our future, engage one person in meaningful conversation whether they agree with you or not. Statics show that for every 5 people you talk to 3 will see the truth.
It's time to set aside our resting and begin the fight again. God bless America and God bless NC.
NewsFriday, June 26, 2015 12:03 PM
Heather's statement on the SCOTUS King v. Burwell ruling
Friday, June 12, 2015 12:00 AM