IWV Blog Posts:
By Bill Pascoe
As featured at RealClearPolitics
Compelling new evidence reveals that Congressman-Elect Mark Sanford won last week’s special election victory because voters who made their choice in the last week of the campaign broke overwhelmingly in his favor – and the number one reason they cited was the need to repeal ObamaCare.
By Heather R. Higgins & William W. Pascoe III
As featured in POLITICO
Mark Sanford’s remarkable victory Tuesday night over Elizabeth Colbert Busch in the special election in South Carolina’s First Congressional District marked a tremendous comeback against long odds.
You may have heard that Mark Sanford had a dramatic win in the May 7th special Congressional election in South Carolina's 1st Disrict, winning by rougly 54% to Elizabeth Colbert Busch's 45%.
What you may not know is that Independent Women's Voice was the only independent expenditure of a significant size on the winning side of the ledger.
By Hadley Heath and Heather R. Higgins
Feature in The Hill
ObamaCare champions made many promises during debate about the law—such as that it wouldn’t add to the deficit and Americans who like their health insurance would get to keep it—which have since been broken. But there’s one promise the Administration can and should keep: the promise made to help people with pre-existing conditions.
"We want to thank you for drafting, and offering to call up in the House, a bill that allows Members to choose between continuing to have part of the so-called Affordable Care Act fund lobbyists, activist organizations, and ad campaigns to raise taxes and restrict freedom, as it is presently doing, or redirecting some of those funds to make insurance more affordable for Americans with pre-existing conditions, while reducing overall spending. That’s the decision the House will face when it considers your H.R. 1549, the Helping Sick Americans Now Act. It should be an easy choice."
A slush fund for Kathleen Sebelius, or helping sick Americans with pre-existing conditions?
When the U.S. House votes tomorrow on H.R. 1549 — the Helping Sick Americans Now (HSAN) Act — that's the choice they'll have before them. This bill would redirect funds that Secretary Sebelius is currently using to bankroll activists, lobbyists, PR pros and absurd projects like pet neutering, and instead prioritize sick Americans who need care through the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan.
By Hadley Heath & Adam Schaeffer
Featured in Real Clear Politics
The Independent Women’s Voice (IWV) commissioned Evolving Strategies (ES) to conduct new experimental message research to determine what message really is most effective at increasing support for meaningful budget reforms. What IWV learned is that Americans are much more open to serious change when it comes to the national debt than lawmakers seem to realize. Republicans can win on policy and political ground with a clear message on overall spending restraint (rather than cuts) and serious, targeted entitlement reform.
This week, the House will be considering H.R. 1549 — the 'Helping Sick Americans Now Act.' Independent Women's Voice encourages all signers of the ObamaCare Repeal Pledge to vote for this bill.