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  • Monthly Archives: January 2011

    Micromanagement of Health Benefits Under Obamacare Begins Now

    The House of Representatives passed a measure to fully repeal Obamacare, but the negative effects of the law will continue to unravel until the legislation makes it to the President’s desk. These include the requirement under the new law that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) define “essential … More

    Morning Bell: National School Choice Week is Underway

    The first-ever National School Choice Week is underway! This week, January 23rd – 29th, school choice advocates from across the country will host events and highlight the benefits of educational freedom. More than 150 organizations are hosting events in nearly every state. It’s a grassroots movement of national proportions to … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: January 24-28, 2011

    Analysis provided by Heritage Action for America House Cloakroom Report: January 24-28 Analysis: After a week in the House that saw Obamacare repealed, the House will move in to a week heavily focused on spending, further organization of committees, and a slew of hearings on healthcare, the economy, stalled trade … More

    How the States Can Carry the Torch to Repeal Obamacare

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    Last night, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, which would scrap Obamacare in its entirety. Regardless of whether this legislation makes it to the President’s desk, supporters of a new direction for health care reform have reason to be encouraged: Implementation of Obamacare faces an uphill battle in the … More

    South Asia Thankfully Left Out of U.S.-China Joint Statement

    Compared to the U.S.–China joint statement in 2009, this year’s joint statement issued at the summit between Presidents Barack Obama and Hu Jintao contains no mention of improving U.S.–China “communication, dialogue, and cooperation on issues related to South Asia.” India objected strenuously to the language in the 2009 joint statement, … More

    Senate Misinformed about New START

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    Although the U.S. Senate gave its advice and consent to the ratification of New START, a strategic nuclear arms control treaty with the Russian Federation, the debate about the substance and ramifications of the treaty is far from resolved. Dr. Keith Payne, President of the National Institute for Public Policy, … More

    Podcast: Repeal Obamacare!

    Listen to Heritage expert Bob Moffit discuss the House effort to repeal Obamacare in a newly released podcast. Currently, the president can veto any attempt at repeal, so why even bother with a repeal vote? What does the Virginia ruling on Obamacare portend for future court rulings? Why does the … More

    Daniels vs Obamacare: Why Wyden-Brown Will Not Work

    In 2007, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) passed the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) which helps Hoosiers who do not qualify for Medicaid to enroll in individual health-savings accounts. The program was so popular that the state had to suspend enrollment (because of federal regulations) a number of times. Today there … More

    VIDEO: Doctor Faces Difficult Choices, New Challenges in Wake of Obamacare

      Earlier this week we shared the troubling circumstances facing Dr. Martha Boone in the wake of Obamacare. Last night the Atlanta urologist appeared on Fox Business with David Asman to talk about the latest challenge for her small practice — a 27 percent increase in health insurance for her … More

    Not So Sweeping After All: The Limits of the Necessary and Proper Clause

    The Necessary and Proper Clause makes things happen. To many on the left, the Necessary and Proper Clause joins the General Welfare Clause, and the Commerce Clause to form a trivium of validation for any and every expansion of government power imaginable. But, as David Engdahl explains in his Constitutional … More