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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.

    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

    Share One of These to Let the President Know You Haven't Forgotten

    In 2009, President Obama threatened those who criticized Obamacare: “If you misrepresent what’s in this plan, we will call you out.” But as Obamacare unfolded in 2013, it was clear the President and his Administration were the only ones misrepresenting the law. Now, Mr. President, we’re calling you out. In our … More

    Young People Pummel Obamacare Ads on The Daily Show

    Will keg stands and one-night hookups convince young people to sign up for Obamacare? Two liberal groups in Colorado launched a pro-Obamacare advertising campaign with the controversial messages months ago. This week, The Daily Show featured the two ads in a segment with correspondent Aasif Mandvi, who interviewed a spokesman … More

    2014: Obamacare Puts Down Roots for the Long Haul

    Yes, Obamacare has raised premiums, caused people to lose their health coverage, raised taxes, and more. But on January 1, Obamacare started digging in for the long haul: putting down the deep roots of entitlement programs. Entitlements—like the big three of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid—are the biggest causes of … More

    New Lawsuit Against Congressional Obamacare Exception Announced

    Senator Ron Johnson (R–WI) announced a lawsuit today challenging the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) illegal special treatment of Members of Congress and their staffs. Heritage laid the groundwork for this hugely important lawsuit. As it became clear that Members of Congress and their staffs would be forced to pay … More

    New Poll: Health Care Reform Is America’s Top Concern for 2014

    Obamacare has not quelled the public’s desire for health care reform, according to a new poll released this week by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey, which revealed the public’s list of issues they believe should be Washington’s focus in 2014, found 52 percent of respondents … More

    Meet the Humble Nuns Who Just Shook Up the Obama Administration

    Who takes care of poor people when they get old—when they are on their deathbeds? For thousands of people, the answer is Little Sisters of the Poor. “The elderly are at risk, with no one to speak up for them, no one to stand up and to express to the … More

    Supreme Court Stays Obamacare Mandate for Little Sisters of the Poor

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor really knows how to ring in the New Year. Just hours before the countdown to 2014 in Times Square, she granted the Little Sisters of the Poor an eleventh-hour temporary halt to a coercive Obamacare mandate. The Obama Administration has until 10 a.m. Friday to … More

    More New Taxes and Fees: How You’ll Pay for Obamacare in 2014

    Obamacare contains 18 specific tax hikes, mandates, or penalties that cost Americans money, and three new ones take effect in 2014. This is only the beginning—watch how two of these taxes get worse in the years to come. 1. Individual Mandate Tax. The individual mandate is designed to strong-arm individuals … More