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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.

    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

    Industry Jitters: Obamacare Not Enrolling Enough Uninsured

    Obamacare isn’t enrolling enough uninsured Americans, according to an early industry report’s findings that were highlighted today by Mark Bertolini, CEO for the health insurance giant Aetna. Speaking with CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Bertolini said, “We see only 11 percent of the population [enrolled in Obamacare’s state or federal-run exchanges] is … More

    Part-Time Target Employees Can’t Keep Their Health Care Plans

    Another group of Americans is discovering that President Obama’s promise that “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it” simply wasn’t true. Target announced yesterday that it would no longer offer health insurance for the company’s part-time employees starting April 1. “The launch of Health Insurance Marketplaces … More

    Yet Another Obamacare Delay

    As most Americans kicked off a three-day holiday weekend, The New York Times reported late last week that the Obama administration had implemented yet another delay for Obamacare—this time halting a provision that prohibits employers from providing better health benefits to top executives than to other employees. Obamacare states that … More

    Obamacare Tax Credits Aren't As Simple As They Seem

    After a botched rollout that was universally panned, it may seem like things are finally moving more smoothly for Obamacare. But 2014 and beyond promise more turbulence for consumers, with premium tax credits likely to be another crisis. On January 1, Obamacare’s subsidized exchange coverage began. The Congressional Budget Office … More

    Obamacare Official: Website Still Being Built, Needs More Money

    In an at times combative oversight subcommittee hearing in the House Energy & Commerce Committee today, a top official in charge of Obamacare’s implementation admitted the website’s automated payment is still being built. “The automated process for payments is still being built, but we have a process in place that … More

    5 Obamacare Questions for HHS Official

    Today, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hear testimony from Gary Cohen, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Here are few questions that Members of the Committee should consider asking: Despite … More

    Sebelius Visits Bankrupt Detroit to Promote Obamacare

    Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited Detroit today to encourage Michiganders to enroll in Obamacare before the March 31 deadline. It’s her second visit in three months to the bankrupt city that has been a bastion for liberal policies. According to The Detroit Free Press, Sebelius, at an event … More

    Young Adults Spurn Obamacare

    Young adults just aren’t that into Obamacare. Only 24 percent of enrollees in the Obamacare exchanges are young adults aged 18 to 34, according to a report released today by the Department of Health and Human Services.  That’s far fewer than the 38 percent of enrollees the Obama administration said … More