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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: 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

    40 House Democrats Spreading "Bogus Claims" About Abortion

    Throughout his sales pitch to the American people, President Barack Obama has always insisted that his health care plan would not use taxpayer funds to pay for abortions. This despite the fact that President Obama promised Planned Parenthood the exact opposite in 2007. During his September 9th address to Congress, … More

    Obamacare Senate Floor Vote Next Week?

    Multiple sources on the Hill have told The Foundry that as early as next week, the Senate could be debating Obamacare. This is a possibility and not something that has been scheduled, but senior Senate staffers on the Hill are buzzing about the Senate Majority Leader using a House passed … More

    If Obamacare Is So Great...

    …then why does Nevada need protection from it? The New York Times reports: The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, has secured a special deal protecting his state against the costs of expanding Medicaid under one of the major health care bills moving through Congress. … Now Mr. Baucus … More

    Guest Blogger: Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) on Health Care

    Americans love having options. From the food we eat to the cars we drive, we relish making our own choices based on our preferences and what is best for ourselves and our families. Health care should not be an exception. Yet the proposals put forward by the Obama administration and … More

    Baucus Bill: Buy Health Insurance or Die

    This past Thursday during the Senate Finance Committee markup of Obamacare, Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) received a hand written note from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming that the penalty for failing to pay the $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance could include jail time. … More

    Obamacare: Day Three of Senate Finance Committee Hearings

    Obamacare: Day Three of Senate Finance Committee Hearings On Thursday, September 24th, the Senate Finance Committee continued to vote on amendments to the “Chairman’s Mark” of the America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009. As the committee continues to consider more than 500 amendments, it is becoming clear that Senators are … More

    How the Baucus Bill Kills Jobs

    Proponents of the health care reform bills currently under consideration in Congress claim that the cost of insuring the uninsured will be paid for by taxes on the rich, and by employers, who will be required to shoulder “responsibility” for their employee’s health insurance. The reality is that these provisions … More

    Obamacare: Day One Finance Committee Amendments

    On September 23, 2009, the Senate Finance Committee continued its markup of the Baucus health bill,  the “Chairman’s Mark” , of the America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009. While fewer than ten amendments were voted on at the September 23rd mark up of the bill, there are still more than … More

    Live from the Senate Finance Committee Markup …

    Earlier this morning the Senate Finance Committee, during its markup of the “Chairman’s Mark” of the America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009, voted down an amendment that would have helped ensure that Americans can keep their current coverage. The amendment offered by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) stated the following: “The … More