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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.

    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

    Obamacare Young Adult Outreach Now Has Its Own Day

    In the latest of a string of promotional tactics to get young adults enrolled in Obamacare’s health exchange, the White House recently declared February 15 as National Youth Enrollment Day. The so-called “young invincibles,” young adults from ages 18 to 34, are critical for Obamacare’s success because these typically healthy … More

    Even in Spanish, HealthCare.gov a Mess

    Thought you were done with bulk of problems stemming from HealthCare.gov? Think again. Even as problems still abound on the English side, new reports show that the Spanish-language version of HealthCare.gov is causing its own headaches. Released two months late, CuidadoDeSalud.gov includes confusing language scattered in both English and Spanish … More