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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.

    More Obamacare Navigator Fraud Caught on Video

    If you earn cash on the side, do not tell the government—that’s what multiple Obamacare navigators are saying in Texas. James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released a second video exposing more Obamacare navigators who encouraged undercover investigators to lie and hide income when applying for Obamacare. “I have two jobs. One … More

    How 40 Congressmen Are Challenging Obamacare

    The Supreme Court may have ruled once on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, but the debate about the law’s constitutionality is far from settled. Forty members of the House of Representatives, led by Trent Franks (R–AZ), have filed an amicus brief in the latest … More

    Obamacare: How the Cost-Sharing Subsidies Produce Limited Access to Providers

    Many middle-class Americans will be harmed by the design of Obamacare’s cost-sharing subsidies for lower-income exchange enrollees. Though relatively little attention has been given to this feature, understanding it is crucial to accurately projecting the results of its implementation. Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Ed Haislmaier has studied this feature of … More

    46-Day Delay in Obamacare — in 2015

    As Healthcare.gov continues to malfunction and already 5 million people contend with canceled health insurance plans, reports are that the Administration will delay open enrollment in Obamacare in 2015. That’s right. They are delaying 2015 enrollment, not 2014 enrollment, which is the immediate debacle harming Americans. Citing concern for insurers … More

    Still Stuck: An Update on the Obamacare Cancelations “Fix”

    One week ago, the President presented his solution for the millions of Americans who are receiving insurance cancellation notices because of Obamacare. His solution for the 4.7 million known cancellations depended on a “yes” from 50 different state health insurance commissioners and multiple insurance carriers operating in multiple markets. So … More

    Obamacare Exchanges: Medicaid for Middle-Class Americans

    Obamacare will add a projected 9 million individuals to Medicaid in 2014 by expanding the program to able-bodied adults below 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Unfortunately for these new Medicaid enrollees, much of the coverage offered in the Obamacare exchanges will look a lot like Medicaid, with patients … More

    Has Obamacare Slowed Health Care Costs?

    In need of something positive to say about Obamacare, the Obama administration is trying to convince people that Obamacare has lowered health care costs. While it’s true that per capita spending on health care has slowed, it remains unclear how much of that can be attributed to Obamacare’s overhaul of … More

    Scott Walker Points to Heritage’s Health Care Reform Alternative

    Obamacare has become such a humiliating debacle that the last line of defense for its dwindling band of true believers is to mechanically repeat the mantra, “There is no conservative alternative.” They do this because they can’t sell their product on its merits and want to convince Americans that, hey, … More

    Latest Obamacare Bombshells: HealthCare.gov Far from Complete, and Payment System Not Built

    You would think that it couldn’t get much worse for the Obamacare rollout, but a few new bombs dropped this week. Payment System for Obamacare Not Built Yet In a House hearing yesterday, when asked what remains to be done in work on the federal marketplace (HealthCare.gov), Henry Chao, Obamacare’s … More

    HealthCare.gov Crashes on Sebelius at Promotional Event

    Kathleen Sebelius was not having a good day on Tuesday. When the Secretary of Health and Human Services attempted to log in to HealthCare.gov at a public event in Miami, she was denied entry by a message reading, “I’m sorry but the system is temporarily down.” Ironically, she was there … More