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  • Monthly Archives: August 2013

    Obamacare: When You Have to Find a New Doctor

    Stacy Wilson

    Remember when President Obama said if you like your doctor, you could keep him or her? Americans everywhere are finding out that’s not true. “I have to find a new doctor,” Dallas mom Stacy Wilson tells Heritage. “I’ve been seeing the same primary care physician the last 15 years and … More

    Principled Stand of the U.S. with the Baltics Still Resonates Today

    Latvia, Riga, Dzelzscela railway bridge crossing Daugava River (Mel Stuart/Westend61 GmbH/Newscom)

    Tomorrow, the leaders of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania will meet at the White House with President Barack Obama. The joint meeting provides an opportunity for the United States to reaffirm its commitment to its allies in Eastern Europe, specifically the Baltic States, which have continued to make significant strides towards … More

    Morning Bell: What to Do in Syria

    An armed Free Syrian Army rebel stands inside a house in the north Syrian city of Binnish on February 15, 2012.

    Reports are rampant that the Obama Administration will call for U.S. missile strikes against the regime in Syria at any time now. That country is embroiled in a civil war, with opposition forces fighting dictator Bashar al-Assad. The U.S. has interests to protect in the region, but becoming directly involved … More

    The Impending U.S. Signature of the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

    US Vice President Joe Biden (R) stands with US President Barack Obama (C) as he signs the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado, on February 17, 2009.

    The United States could be free to sign the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty as soon as Thursday. When the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) opened for national signatures on June 3, Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed it with open arms, noting that the U.S. “look[ed] forward to signing it … More

    #Instatruth: Instagram Videos on Obamacare from Real People

    InstaTruth

    Heritage has a new feature on our Instagram channel — #Instatruth! Using Instagram’s new video feature, we’ve recorded short videos of individuals expressing why they believe Obamacare should be defunded. These personal videos showcase how the law affects you — and add another layer to our previous #StopObamacare Instagram campaign. … More

    Would Martin Luther King, Jr., Approve of Obamacare?

    Would Martin Luther King, Jr. approve of Obamacare? President Obama says he would. “I think he understood that health care, health security is not a privilege, it’s something that in a country as wealthy as ours, everybody should have access to,” Obama said in an radio interview with the “Tom … More

    Higher Premiums—Both Now and Later

    Family finances

    One of then-Senator Obama’s promises for Obamacare was a $2,500 premium reduction. But as we know, health insurance premiums continue to rise. Last week’s release of the annual Kaiser Family Foundation survey of employer-sponsored health coverage again illustrated Obamacare’s failure to reduce health costs. According to the survey, health insurance … More

    Former Obama Administration Staffers Now Making Money Off Obamacare

    U.S. President Barack Obama signs executive order on Executive Branch ethics as Vice President Joe Biden watches on during a signing ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington on January 21, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

    After examining the harmful impacts of Obamacare on so many segments of the population—seniors, doctors, and future generations—we’ve finally found one constituency for whom the unpopular law has proved an unmitigated boon: high-priced lobbyists. The Hill reports on how dozens of former staffers who wrote and implemented the law are … More

    Cooperation with Mexico: Key to Border Security and Stopping Transnational Crime

    Newscom

    According to recent reports, the U.S. is in talks with Mexico to strengthen security along Mexico’s southern border. The effort reportedly includes a three-level security system for Mexico’s border with Belize and Guatemala to stop human trafficking, drug running, and other gang-related activity. Stopping such activities is critical to not … More

    Fulfilling the Dream

    Harrietta and Virginia Fowler graduating from Central High in 1969.

    This week, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. My own journey—to provide an opportunity for quality education for all children—began in Little Rock, Arkansas. It continued in Washington, D.C., and has now brought me full circle back to Little Rock to stand with parents so that … More