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  • Fact Checking the White House Video: Why Millions of Americans Will Lose Their Private Coverage

    The White House’s assertion that you’ll be able to keep your health insurance if you like it is wrong given the incentives built into the House and Senate bills (i.e., employer mandates and creation of a government-run health plan). Companies will find it easier to pay a tax or fine … More

    Fact Checking the White House: Special-Needs Patients Face Fewer Choices

    Since many Americans with special needs, or their caretakers, use Medicare Advantage plans as a way to pay for their higher medical costs, they have every right to be concerned about the reduced funding congressional leadership is proposing to pay for its massive health care legislation. Dennis Smith, who worked … More

    Fact Checking the White House: Congressmen Did Opt Out of Public Option

    Contrary to the White House’s video, member of Congress in the House Ways and Means Committee already have exempted themselves from a government-run health plan with the defeat of an amendment by Rep. Dean Heller (R-NV). The amendment, which would have required members of Congress to enroll in the newly … More

    Townhall Downfall: Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN) "This Is My Town Hall"

    The Atlantic reports: That’s what Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN), the policy leader of the conservative/moderate Blue Dog coalition, explained to a journalism student at a town-hall meeting Wednesday night who asked why she wasn’t allowed to videotape the event for a school project. “This is my town hall meeting, and … More

    Feulner: Hurtling Toward a Train Wreck; Common-sense Americans Hit the Brakes

    Heritage President Ed Feulner writes today in the Washington Times:  Nobody could have been happier to see August end than the liberals pushing government-run health care. The month, to put it mildly, was not kind to President Obama and his allies. Their worst nightmares were realized — Americans examined the … More

    The Tax Man Cometh...To Make Sure You've Got Health Insurance

    Byron York gets this scoop in the Washington Examiner today:  …if the plan envisioned by President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats is enacted, the primary federal bureaucracy responsible for implementing and enforcing national health care will be an old and familiar one: the Internal Revenue Service. Under the Democrats’ health … More

    Townhall Downfall: Rep. Shea-Porter Has Security Boot Former Police Officer

    NOWHampshire.com reports: In four short years Carol Shea-Porter has evolved from a rabble-rousing, town hall disrupting anti-war activist who once had to be forcibly removed from a President George Bush event in Portsmouth to a Member of Congress who instructed armed security guards to remove a frustrated voter from her … More

    Fact Checking the White House: Obama's Health Reform Doesn't Help Small Business

    Heritage’s Bill Beach: If the root cause of the problem is high health care costs, the White House’s solution only makes tings worse. President Obama’s health reform will impact thousands of small business owners who are creating the jobs and wages for most Americans. These taxes will hurt small businesses … More

    Video: Chief Diversity Officer Seeks To Stifle Free Speech

    We’ve written about this issue before, here and here, but the Fairness Doctrine is rearing its ugly head again. This time, however, its being pushed by Mark Lloyd, newly appointed Chief Diversity Officer of the Federal Communications Commission. In the name of “diversity,” Lloyd recommends that “Local public broadcasters and … More

    The Slippery Slope of Health-Care Reform

    Writing for the National Review’s blog, The Corner, Heritage’s Mike Franc details at length the evolution of this summer’s health care debate, what works, what doesn’t and who to be afraid of: “Beware the modest proposals of extreme leftists.” Each day brings another twist to the health-care-reform saga. Should the … More