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  • Top 10 Most Expensive Obamacare Taxes and Fees

    Yesterday was tax day, serving as a special reminder of how big the federal government has become. As Heritage has warned before, Obamacare is on track to makes things a lot worse. The President’s health law will be partially paid for by tax increases and the creation of new taxes. … More

    Premium Support Proposals: Key Elements and a Comparison

    A new poll by Reason-Rupe shows that Americans support the structural reform of a premium support model for Medicare. The current Medicare program has made $38 trillion of unfunded promises to seniors over the next 75 years, and the Part A trust fund is predicted to be bankrupt as soon … More

    Side Effects: Obamacare Expands Medicaid, Makes A Big Problem Worse

    In 2014, Obamacare’s key provisions will kick in, and among them is a huge expansion of Medicaid. Obamacare extends eligibility to almost everyone with income below 138 percent of the federal poverty level under the age of 65. A report released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows … More

    Side Effects: Obamacare Adds $17 Trillion to Long-Term Unfunded Government Spending

    Last week, the Senate Budget Committee Republican staff released a report revealing that, over the next 75 years, Obamacare will add an additional $17 trillion in unfunded obligations—i.e., the benefits promised by the federal government that haven’t yet been paid for. Before Obamacare, federal programs were already responsible for racking … More

    In the Court of Public Opinion, Government-Run Health Care Never Wins

    No matter what decision the Supreme Court releases in late June, in the court of public opinion, Obamacare has been a loser since day one. Polls over the last two years have shown the public does not support the law. As Heritage expert Bob Moffit explains via a brief lesson … More

    Seven of Obamacare's Biggest Failures from the Last Two Years

    It has been two years since Obamacare was signed into law, and although the major provisions don’t begin until 2014, some have already been implemented. The parts of the law already in effect were thought by its proponents to be its most popular, but as detailed in Heritage’s “The Obamacare … More

    Obamacare's 2nd Birthday: Help for Those with Pre-Existing Conditions?

    This week, Obamacare will have its second birthday, but there’s little reason to celebrate. Throughout the week, Obamacare advocates have emphasized the law’s supposed benefits on specific groups of Americans, but as Heritage’s research over the past two years has shown, Obamacare harms Americans—even the groups showcased by the left. … More

    In Pictures: The Impact of Obamacare

    Today is the official second anniversary of Obamacare’s signing, but there’s little to celebrate. The Heritage Foundation’s re-launched version of “Obamacare in Pictures: Visualizing the Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” shows through new charts and graphs Obamacare’s far-reaching negative effects on Americans. Here are just a … More

    The 3 Biggest Ways Obamacare Kills Jobs

    Obamacare’s provisions will result in significant job loss across America. Below is a summary of how Obamacare’s provisions will harm job growth: Employer mandate. Obamacare requires all businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to provide health coverage for their workers or pay a $2,000 penalty for each employee after … More

    Obamacare 2nd Birthday: No Surprise, Still Not Lowering Costs

    This This week Obamacare will have its second birthday, but there’s little reason to celebrate. Throughout the week, Obamacare advocates will be emphasizing the law’s supposed benefits on specific groups of Americans. But as Heritage’s research over the past two years has shown, Obamacare harms Americans—even the provisions showcased by … More