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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 Cost To States And Working Families

    After watching the Senate Finance Committee work its will on health care reform, it is clear that the final stretch will have little to do with good policy and lots to do with cutting special deals with drug companies, favorite states, and the like. The debate is a jarring reminder … More

    The Vapor Bill – Congress’ Secret Plan to Pass Obamacare - Update

    President Barack Obama’s push for a sweeping health care overhaul edged closer to a major victory in the Senate Finance Committee. Early next week, the Senate Finance Committee will vote on final passage on the “Vapor Bill” being debated and marked up in Committee. The term “Vapor Bill” is used … More

    Obamacare: Day Six In The Senate Finance Committee

    The Senate Finance Committee continued its mark-up of the America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009 on Wednesday, September 30, 2009. President Barack Obama made a couple of very high-profile promises concerning key issues that have emerged during the August recess and in contentious congressional town hall meetings. In his September … More

    Sen. Wyden (D-OR) Speaks Truth on Health Tax Policy

    Here’s a simple fact: It’s impossible to reform the health insurance markets and create a consumer-driven system based on personal choice and real health plan competition without reforming the federal tax treatment of health insurance. All arguments to that fact, from Republicans and Democrats alike, are nonsensical. So, it’s heartening … More

    Empower Patients First Act: Another Serious Conservative Health Plan

    During his address to a joint session of Congress President Obama said, “If you come to me with a serious set of proposals, I will be there to listen. My door is always open.” Well, it’s time for the President and Congressional leaders to listen, especially if they are sincere … More

    Obama’s Health Care Tax Explanation: Doesn’t Pass the Laugh Test

    The White House put out talking points on Tuesday in an attempt to deflect the debate on the multitude of tax increases in the health care plan working through the Senate Finance Committee. These tax increases almost uniformly violate (again) the President’s plan not to raise taxes on middle-income Americans. … More

    Obamacare: Day Five In The Senate Finance Committee

    On Tuesday, September 29th, 2009, the Senate Finance Committee resumed its mark-up of the America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009. The Committee debated many highly contentious issues, including whether to add a government-run health plan to the bill, the role of comparative effectiveness research and rationing, and the scope of … More

    Show Us The Savings!!!

    Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and John Barrasso (R-WY) talk about the Medicare cuts used to fund Obamacare in the latest Senate Doctor’s Show: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHB6xDkQVKE#t=7m32s[/youtube] President Obama has claimed that he will fund his new plan in part by preventing waste through Medicare. Cutting waste out of the system would be good … More

    Would Adam Smith Support Government-Run Healthcare?

    So claimed Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) in the Senate Finance Committee debate on Tuesday morning. The “public option” would create the “choice” of a new government-run health insurance plan to “compete” with private insurance in the free market. If Adam Smith means choice, competition and free markets then he would … More

    ObamaCare: Day Four of the Senate Finance Committee Hearings

    The Senate Finance Committee Hearings on Chairman Max Baucus’ (D-MT) health care proposal continued Friday morning, September 25, 2009. The amendments offered by members of the Committee continued to address issues related to growth of the federal government and limitation to consumers’ choice and freedom, changes which are likely to … More