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President Donald Trump
US Senate Richard Burr
US Congress (1st District) H. Powell Dew, Jr.
US Congress (4th District) Sue Googe
NC Governor Pat McCrory
NC Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest
NC Secretary of State Machael LaPaglia
NC Treasurer Dale R. Folwell
NC Attorney General Buck Newton
NC Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler
NC Commissioner of Insurance Mike Causey
NC Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson
NC Auditor Chuck Stuber
NC Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry
ACA Premiums In NC To Rise Sharply in 2016
Health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act will increase as much as 50 percent for some plans in January under newly approved rates released Friday by the N.C. Department of Insurance.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the state’s largest insurer, was approved for a 32.5 percent average increase, nearly the full 34.6 percent the insurer had requested. Blue Cross’s increases for individual plans offered in North Carolina will range from 5 percent to 42 percent for the 397,253 Blue Cross customers signed up on ACA plans (read more)
Affordable WH Confirms Steep 2016 Obamacare Premium Hikes
The Obama administration is finally admitting what industry experts and state-level actuaries have been forecasting for months, based on factors such as underperforming bailout-style programs (expiring after next year) designed to artificially hold down rates, sicker-than-expected risk pools, and stagnating enrollment projections. The Wall Street Journal reports: (read more)
Will Your State See a 40% Rise in Obamacare
NEW YORK (MainStreet) - With open enrollment for health care insurance only weeks away (the official 2016 enrollment launch date is November 1, 2015, the first day you can enroll in an Obamacare marketplace health plan), it's time to start thinking about health insurance needs - and, inevitably, costs. Nationally, health insurance costs are a mixed bag.
Some states, like Illinois, North Carolina, and Tennessee are expected to see premiums rise between 20% and 40%. Others, like New York and Massachusetts, are expected to see health insurance rates rise under 5%. (read more)
Total US Debt Surpasses 19 Trillion, 8.4 Trillion Under Obama
Two months ago, when we calculated that the US would need a new "debt ceiling" of $19.6 trillion to last until after Obama's tenure, we may have been too optimistic: since the increase in the hard debt limit of $18.15 trillion which was raised at the end of October, the US appears to be growing its debt at a far faster pace than we had originally expected, and according to the latest public debt data, as of the last day of January, total US debt just hit 19,012,827,698,417.93.
This means that if the nominal US GDP as of December 31 which was $18.12 trillion grows at the 1.2% rate expected by the Atlanta Fed, total debt to GDP is now on pace to hit 105% at the next GDP tabulation, and rising fast from there.
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About Congressman George Holding
After growing up in Raleigh, George Holding attended Wake Forest University where he studied Classics and Law. After graduation he practiced law, then served on the staff of United States Senator Jesse Helms in Washington. In 2006, after serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he was appointed to serve as U.S. Attorney by President Bush. read more
Rep. Holding Committees and Caucuses
House Committee on Ways and Means:
Holding Votes Against Bloated Spending in Farm Bill Statement From Congressman Holding: Today, I voted against the HR 2642, also known as the “Farm Bill,” because, despite promises of “reform,” this bill takes us further down an unsustainable path of spending money we don’t have. The Farm Bill spends nearly $1 trillion on a range of government programs, including massive taxpayer-funded subsidies and handouts to "green energy.” Additionally, nearly 80% of the Farm Bill funding goes toward the bloated food stamp program, which now covers 1 in 7 Americans.
A Hero's Family Receives His Due Award
Recently, the Garner community honored and celebrated the life and service of an American hero, Private 1st Class Simon Reynolds, at the Garner Veterans Memorial. After over sixty-five years, Mr. Reynolds was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in World War II.
Simon Reynolds rarely talked with his family about his experiences during World War II, but his sons found details after rummaging through his discharge papers. Mr. Reynolds' sons soon discovered that their father had earned 10 medals, but never received the Bronze Star Medal that he earned for his involvement in the Battle of Mindanao in May 1945. The Bronze Star is awarded for heroic or meritorious achievement and is the fourth-highest individual military award given by the United States. more