Utter Chaos: White House Exempts Millions From Obamacare’s Insurance Mandate, ‘Unaffordable’ Exchanges

Forbes By Avik Roy It’s hard to come up with new ways to describe the Obama administration’s improvisational approach to the Affordable Care Act’s troubled health insurance exchanges. But last night, the White House made its most consequential announcement yet. The administration will grant a “hardship exemption” from the law’s individual mandate, requiring the purchase of health insurance, to anyone who has had their prior coverage canceled and who “believes” that Obamacare’s offerings “are unaffordable.” These exemptions will substantially alter the architecture of the law’s … [Read more...]

Stand Against Obamacare

Sign the petition below and stand with Frank Lucas against the Obamacare train wreck. We have been deceived and the law is completely failing. The law is skyrocketing costs and placing a burden on our economy. Sign the petition today and demand an end to Obamacare once and for all. . … [Read more...]

Oklahoma Rep. Frank Lucas talks turkey … and milk, food stamps, ethanol and getting along with his peers

By Chris Casteel The Oklahoman WASHINGTON — Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, is the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee and one of the most influential voices in Congress on farm policy. The 53-year-old rancher has been in the House since 1994 and is the longest serving House member in the Oklahoma delegation. He has been trying for more than a year to get a new farm bill signed into law to set the rules for crop production and nutrition programs but has run into numerous obstacles, including House Republicans' insistence on major cuts to the food stamp program and … [Read more...]

Update on Farm Bill Negotiations

Recently I visited with Ron Hays of the Radio Oklahoma Network about the latest developments in the ongoing House-Senate Farm Bill negotiations. You can read about our discussion and listen to to it here. I remain committed to getting our work done! - Frank . … [Read more...]

Republicans more optimistic on farm bill

House Republicans were more upbeat Thursday on getting a farm bill done this year, with Speaker John Boehner raising the subject and Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas saying he and his Senate counterparts are “getting to a common point on the commodity title.” “I can say that all the face-to-face meetings that have gone on with the principals — in the last couple of weeks — have made progress,” Lucas told POLITICO. “We are getting to a common point on the commodity title.” “There are still some big principles: choice vs. all inclusive, how you calculate the acres. But we … [Read more...]