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  • 5 Bipartisan Health Care Reform Options

    Addressing our nation’s overspending problem cannot be done without reforming entitlements, especially Medicare and Medicaid. As Washington remains clearly divided over how to get it done, Senator Orrin Hatch (R–UT) has outlined 5 health care reforms that are bipartisan. These reforms have had the support of both parties in the … More

    Five Health Care Takeaways from CBO’s Report

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Budget and Economic Outlook for 2013–2023 today. Here are five major takeaways: 1)      Health care entitlement spending is bypassing all other spending. Spending on Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare subsidies, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program will be greater than all other spending—including Social Security … More

    Unions Insult Taxpayers with Obamacare Subsidy Request

    Labor union leaders, who are big supporters of President Obama and were big proponents of his health care reform law, want taxpayer dollars to help pay for the increase in their health care costs due to Obamacare. There are many provisions in Obamacare that will raise the cost of insurance … More

    Obamacare “Rebranded”

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), charged with implementing Obamacare, is running into a classic marketing problem: The dogs won’t eat the dog food. So HHS officials recently announced that they are “rebranding” one of Obamacare’s major components; henceforth they will replace the word exchange with marketplace. HHS … More

    Obamacare Medicaid Expansion: States Should Be Realistic, Not Optimistic

    Months since the Supreme Court ruling that made the Obamacare Medicaid expansion optional, the state costs associated with expansion still remain highly uncertain—making expansion a dicey course for states and their budgets. Indeed, states should not lose sight of the fact that the original Medicaid expansion was coercive for a … More

    Health Care Spending Remains Stable, but Not for Long

    Health care spending actually didn’t skyrocket in 2011–but just wait. This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary released the National Health Expenditures report for 2011. The report shows that growth in national health spending remained relatively low in 2011, growing at 3.9 percent. … More

    Fiscal Cliff Deal Undoes Part of Obamacare

    Though the government’s entitlement spending is still spiraling out of control, taxpayers have finally caught a break: The recently passed “fiscal cliff” deal included the repeal of one of Obamacare’s worst provisions, the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act. The CLASS Act was a new entitlement program included … More

    12 Days of Obamacare Surprises: An Optional Medicaid Expansion

    Not all surprises are good. When it comes to Obamacare, the original projections are turning into unfortunately different realities. For the past 11 days, Heritage has highlighted one of the various changes in Obamacare projections (e.g., cost, enrollment, etc.) from when the law first passed until now. This Christmas morning … More

    12 Days of Obamacare Surprises: Increased Employer Penalties

    Not all surprises are good. When it comes to Obamacare, the original projections are turning into unfortunately different realities. For the next four days, Heritage is going to highlight one of the various changes in Obamacare projections (e.g., cost, enrollment, etc.) from when the law first passed until now. In … More

    12 Days of Obamacare Surprises: A 50/50 Split on Enrollment Estimates

    Not all surprises are good. When it comes to Obamacare, the original projections are turning into unfortunately different realities. For the next seven days, Heritage is going to highlight one of the various changes in Obamacare projections (e.g., cost, enrollment, etc.) from when the law first passed until now. Obamacare … More