This month, the Supreme Court has a second shot at rectifying its decision in Smith — this time, with the aid of RFRA — when it considers two challenges to the HHS mandate, from Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood.
Temperatures around Arkansas may be on the rise, but that does not diminish the real hardships Americans faced the past few months as a result of our nation’s propane shortage. During the coldest days of last winter, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said that propane stocks were as much as 43% lower than the previous year, causing energy prices to double, or even triple, since October.
Recently on the floor of the U.S. Senate, I shared a letter I received from a fellow Arkansan who’d experienced just this. Like nearly four million other Americans, he received a cancellation notice for his health insurance policy, because of ObamaCare. He was happy with his policy, but he was nevertheless forced to drop it. The nearest policy he could find on the ObamaCare website included an increased deductible of 20 percent and increased premiums of 300 percent!