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    Obamacare was pushed into law with the hope that the more Americans learned about it, the more they would like it. That has not happened. Americans remain strongly opposed to the health law and its expansion of the role of government in their lives. The more they learn about the law, the less they like it and the more they search for an alternative, like Heritage’s Saving the American Dream proposal, that empowers patients, reduces costs, and ensures access.

    Uninsured Americans' Hardening View of Obamacare

    Two new public opinion polls show uninsured Americans—a group considered critical for Obamacare’s success—are hardening their views about the President’s health care law. The Kaiser Family Foundation’s latest monthly tracker out today reported that 47 percent of Americans who lack health insurance have an unfavorable opinion of Obamacare, outnumbering by … More

    New Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Say Obamacare Is Poorly Performing

    Roughly two-thirds of Americans polled in a new survey by the Associated Press-GfK say the health law isn’t doing well. Of the respondents who have tried, or live with someone who tried  to sign up for health coverage through Obamacare’s state or federal-run insurance exchanges, 71 percent had problems, the … More

    Supreme Court Protects Little Sisters from HHS Mandate

    The Supreme Court late this afternoon blocked federal officials from forcing some Roman Catholic charities to provide employee health insurance that provides “free” contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs, despite objections on religious grounds. The entire high court extended temporary relief that Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted on New Year’s Eve to the … More

    Utah to Expand Medicaid, Governor Signals

    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said yesterday that his state will expand its Medicaid program to cover more of those who don’t have health insurance. Talking with reporters at a monthly news conference, broadcast live by KUED Channel 7, the Republican governor said:  “Doing nothing…I’ve taken off the table. Doing nothing … More

    Obamacare Hits 'Target': Why More Coverage Cancellations Are Coming

    Bulls-eye. Target, one of the nation’s largest retail companies, just announced its decision to drop coverage for their part-time employees. For workers losing their coverage, they’ll get a $500 contribution toward new coverage. Under Obamacare, part-time employees are defined as those who work 30 hours or less each week. Target … More

    Should We Raise the Minimum Wage?

    In last year’s State of the Union address, President Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage. Since then, Democrats in Congress have argued that the President didn’t go far enough, proposing even more of an increase. The question is: Would this actually help the entry-level workers it is … More

    Obama Taps B-List Actor to Promote Obamacare

    In a new move, the White House has enlisted B-list actor Kal Penn, most famous for his role in the “Harold & Kumar” franchise, to sell Obamacare. This week, President Obama tweeted the following: “Young Americans finally have better access to quality, affordable health care.” Read more from @KalPenn: http://t.co/hQ3U9jE9GU … More

    Moody’s Downgrades Insurers over Uncertainty from Obamacare

    Credit rating conglomerate Moody’s today lowered its outlook for U.S health insurers today from “stable” to “negative,” citing Obamacare’s implementation as continuing to create uncertainty for the industry. “While we’ve had industry risks from regulatory changes on our radar for a while, the ongoing unstable and evolving environment is a … More

    Why They Marched, in Their Own Words

    Despite temperatures in the teens and wind chills below zero, people from across the country marched in Washington, D.C., yesterday, to speak up for life. They had different backgrounds—from the 15-year-old who said he “would do anything to support this cause” to the man who was conceived when his mother … More

    Parents Pay More After Disabled Twins Lose Health Plans to Obamacare

    A Michigan family of four, all with disabilities, unexpectedly lost some of their health coverage when Obamacare came online last fall, leaving them with $8,000 more in medical bills, The Bay City Times reports. Ken and Melissa (“Missy”) Davert of Bangor Township are covered under Medicare. Their 15-year-old twins, who … More