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  • Side Effects: Higher Health Insurance Taxes

    Union bosses howled about one Obamacare tax hike: the levy on “Cadillac” health plans (expensive plans rich in benefits). The problem with this tax, as they see it, is that it hits the very plans often enjoyed by their rank-and-file. Ever eager to please the unions, Democratic leaders added a … More

    Side Effects: Obamacare Doesn't Work on Children After All

    A signature achievement of Obamacare, we were told, was that it would provide immediate protection for children with pre-existing conditions.  In the brave new world of Obamacare, no ailing child could be denied coverage. Turns out, that just ain’t so.  According to the Associated Press, “Under the new law, insurance … More

    A Guide to the Senate Vote-o-Rama: Part One

    The Senate’s health care bill became law earlier this week, but that does not mean the fight against a government overhaul of our nation’s health system is over.  This week, the Senate will consider amendments to the reconciliation bill passed by the House alongside the Senate health bill, H.R. 3590.  … More

    White House Health Care Rhetoric About to Meet Reality

    At the signing of the Senate health bill today, President Barack Obama said: “In a few moments, when I sign this bill, all of the overheated rhetoric over reform will finally confront the reality of reform.” Let’s review some of the “overheated rhetoric” that is about to get tested by … More

    Obamacare's Delusional Deficit Reduction Claims

    Congressional leaders are gleefully reporting that the Congressional Budget Office score of their health care proposal released yesterday shows that their legislation would reduce the federal deficit by $138 billion in the first ten years.  Not so fast—consummate professionals though they are, CBO provides a projection based on assumptions about … More

    Medicaid Expansion Neglects Program’s Current Failures

    This week, the House is preparing to vote on the Senate-passed health care bill, which depends on a massive expansion of Medicaid to reduce the number of uninsured. However, as has become apparent in the months of debate surrounding Democrats’ health care proposals, all that glitters is not gold—especially in … More

    Obamacare Increases Unemployment, Insurance Premiums, Deficit, and Debt

    President Barack Obama and congressional leaders claim that the Senate health bill, which will likely face a vote in the House by the end of the week, will decrease the deficit and bend the cost curve related to health care spending.  However, recent analysis by The Heritage Foundation’s Center for … More

    Congressional Micromanagement of Health Care: Messing Up The FEHBP

    While Congressional leaders are feverishly plotting to jam the hugely unpopular Senate health bill through the House of Representatives the moment Speaker Pelosi thinks she has the votes, House liberals are also tinkering around with the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). This is the program that covers federal workers … More

    What the House Would Have to Swallow in the Senate Bill

    Amidst all the intense speculation about quickly passing the President’s health care agenda through the Budget Reconciliation process before the Easter Recess, ordinary Americans should remember one thing: the House of Representatives must first pass the 2,700-page, $2.5 trillion, Senate health bill. So, the next big step in the national … More

    The Senate Bill's Fiscal Madness: Rep. Ryan's Damning Indictment

    As Heritage analysts have noted time and again, spending from congressional liberals’ health care proposals would be in the trillions, growing the federal deficit. The President has proposed a modification of the Senate bill with provisions that would make it even more expensive.  At last week’s Health Care Summit, hosted … More