Jesus came to me and said, ‘Here I am.'” “It felt so real.I didn’t know what to make of it,” Powers explains in Christianity Today.In February 1974, Republican President Richard Nixon proposed, in essence, today’s Affordable Care Act.Under Nixon’s plan all but the smallest employers would provide insurance to their workers or pay a penalty, an expanded Medicaid-type program would insure the poor, and subsidies would be provided to low-income individuals and small employers. Private insurers were delighted with the Nixon plan but Democrats preferred a system based on Social Security and Medicare, and the two sides failed to agree.Joe Kovacs is an award-winning journalist and, since 1999, executive news editor of WND.He is the author of the forthcoming book, "Shocked by the Bible 2: Connecting the Dots in Scripture to Reveal the Truth They Don't Want You to Know," a follow-up to his No.1 best-seller "Shocked by the Bible: The Most Astonishing Facts You've Never Been Told" It was in 2006 during an overseas trip that Kirsten Powers says, “I woke up in what felt like a strange cross between a dream and reality.
And maybe it was just a dream, I don’t know, but it put me on a path of then sort of seeking out to learn more about it.A Republican, he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George W.Bush resigned to become President of the United States.When today’s Republicans rage against the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act, it’s useful to recall this was their idea as well. Butler of the conservative Heritage Foundation came up with a plan that would “mandate all households to obtain adequate insurance.”Insurance companies loved Butler’s plan so much it found its way into several bills introduced by Republican lawmakers in 1993.Among the supporters were senators Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Charles Grassley, R-Iowa (who now oppose the mandate under the Affordable Care Act).