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  • In the House Budget Committee, the Experts Expose the Fiscal Consequences of Obamacare

    On Wednesday, the House Budget Committee convened a hearing to explore the fiscal consequences of Obamacare. Lawmakers heard from Richard Foster, Chief Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); James Capretta, a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center; and Dennis Smith, Secretary of the Wisconsin … More

    The Case Against Obamacare: A Health Policy Series for the 112th Congress

    As the country nears its first anniversary of the passage of Obamacare, the health care fight is just getting started. Last week, the House of Representatives passed a measure to fully repeal Obamacare, and 28 states have filed lawsuits to contest the law’s constitutionality, a decision that will ultimately be … More

    Will President Obama Use the State of the Union Address to Go the Distance on Federal Spending?

    During last year’s State of the Union address, President Obama emphasized the need to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington. The federal government racked up a $1.3 trillion deficit in 2010, and the long-term fiscal outlook is even worse. While the average historical deficit stands at 2.9 percent of gross domestic … More

    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

    How the States Can Carry the Torch to Repeal Obamacare

    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

    What Do You Call $2.5 Trillion in Spending Cuts? A Good Start

    The new Congress has made spending reduction a priority. This week, Members are getting to work on that promise. Yesterday, by a vote of 245–189, the House passed legislation to fully repeal Obamacare. The new health law represents unsustainable new spending, including an expansion of Medicaid and the creation of … More

    Countdown to Repeal: Economy Will Suffer If Obamacare Stands

    The House of Representatives will soon vote on full repeal of Obamacare. In an attempt to defend the health care overhaul, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner writes this morning that, in light of continued unacceptably high unemployment, “Given where we are, we must do things that help bolster the recovery, and … More

    The Impact of Obamacare: From the Frontlines of Our Health Care Crisis

    The fight against Obamacare has begun on a new front as the House of Representatives prepares to consider H.R. 2, a measure to repeal the health care overhaul in its entirety. New Members of Congress campaigned on a promise to fight the unpopular new law, and this is the first … More

    Take CBO Report With a Grain of Salt: Obamacare Repeal Would Not Increase Deficits

    Next week, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 2, a measure to repeal Obamacare in its entirety. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released a report stating that repealing the health care law would increase the deficit by $145 billion between 2012 and 2019. This report is based … More

    Reality Check: Repeal of Obamacare Would Not Increase the Deficit

    As the new Congress settles in, the House of Representatives prepares to vote on January 12 on a measure to repeal Obamacare. Proponents of the health care law claim that repeal would increase the federal deficit and that a vote to kill Obamacare without offsetting the “cost” is hypocritical. This … More