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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.

    The Baucus Bill Spending Vortex

    The House and Senate are clearly divided over how to pay for the massive new spending commitments the federal government is taking on. Right now, House and Senate Democrats are meeting behind closed doors to figure out who they will tax and how much they can cut Medicare to meet … More

    Middle Class Pays More Under Baucus

    The Congressional Budget Office issued a report today giving the Baucus health care bill the stamp of deficit-reduction approval, but this was earned only through steep increases in indirect taxes, such as the coverage mandate. The coverage mandate included in Senator Baucus’ health care plan has significant and disturbing implications … More

    Pony Up, Working Families

    Under the Baucus plan, just about everyone who is not covered by a government health program will be required to purchase insurance by 2013. To help pay for the mandated minimum coverage, individuals and families with incomes below four times the poverty line will receive a subsidy calculated on a … More

    The Baucus Bill: A Closer Look at the CBO Report

    Looking beyond the media hype, taxpayers should remember a few crucial facts about the recent CBO/JCT analysis of the Finance Committee’s provisions for the America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009. As former CBO Director Donald Marron has pointed out, there is more to CBO’s analysis than short term budget estimates. … More

    LIVE POLITICO Webchat With Heritage's Nina Owcharenko on Health Care

    Healthcare with Heritage: Nina Owcharenko

    CBO’s First Look at the Baucus Bill —More Medicaid, Higher Taxes, Less Coverage

    The Congressional Budget Office preliminary estimate of the Senate Finance Committee’s work is a devastating revelation. The bill is a platform for an enormous jump in federal spending, and yet it still leaves 25 million Americans without health insurance. The gross cost of new federal outlays increased from $738 billion … More

    Does Obamacare Turn Your State into a Medicaid Monster?

    Each of the health care bills moving through Congress expands Medicaid by making the government-run program available to all adults with incomes at or below 133 percent of the federal poverty line (PVL). The change would dramatically multiply eligible recipients: 33 states would see increases of at least 30%, including … More

    The Lesson of State Health-Care Reforms

    Peter Suderman, associate editor for Reason Magazine, has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on the track record of Obamacare like reforms at the state level. The full article is posted below and as an added service we found all the studies mentioned and provided links to view them: … More

    Congress’ Secret Plan to Pass Obamacare - CONFIRMED

    Leaders in the House and Senate have a plan to pass President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care plan by Thanksgiving without any significant participation by the American public. CNS News has confirmed the details in our September 22nd titled “Passing a Shell of A Bill: Congress’ Secret Plan to Ram … More

    Health Care: At What Price?

    Food or health care? For many of the poorest working families, that may no longer be an option should Senator Max Baucus’ health care bill become law. Through an individual mandate enforced by tax punishments, all adult Americans will be required either to purchase a health care plan or pay … More