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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.

    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

    Towards a Different Kind of Workplace Coverage

    New data out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that some 44.9 million Americans of all ages were uninsured in the quarter of January through March. Roughly 63.5 percent of unemployed adults aged 18 to 64 and 21.5 percent of employed adults in the same age group … More

    Misleading Medicaid Claims From Senate Finance

    The Committee on Finance has issued a press release that claims under Chairman Baucus’ health care plan, now being marked up and amended in full Committee session: “[e]very state would spend less on Medicaid compared to current spending levels over the next three years (2010-2012), equaling a total net decrease … More

    Read the Bill! What Bill?

    Live from the Senate Finance Committee Mark-up During the Senate Finance Committee mark up of the Baucus health bill today Senator Bunning of Kentucky put forth an innovative amendment. This amendment stipulated that before voting on the measure in Committee, legislative language would have to be accessible to the public … More

    CBO: Obamacare Cuts Your Medicare Benefits

    President Barack Obama has promised Americans on multiple occasions that his health care plan would not cut benefits for Medicare enrollees. For example, on August 11th Obama promised: “I just want to be clear, again: Seniors who are listening here, this does not affect your benefits. This is not money … More

    Passing a Shell of A Bill: Congress' Secret Plan to Ram Through Health Care Reform

    With the President and Congress’s plan to pass comprehensive health care reform reaching increasingly high levels of unpopularity, and reconciliation becoming an impediment, the leadership of the Senate is rumored to be preparing a new secret plan to railroad the bill through the Senate in record time by using a … More

    Five Health Care Promises Obama Won't Keep

    CBS News’ Stephanie Condon identifies Five Health Care Promises Obama Won’t Keep, including: 1. No Individual Mandate During the 2008 Democratic primary, Mr. Obama and then-Sen. Hillary Clinton both shared the goal of health care reform. By Mr. Obama’s own admission, the biggest difference between the two candidates was that … More

    Baucus Plan Eviscerates Obama's Tax Promise

    From the September 20th ABC News This Week interview between George Stephanopolous and President Barack Obama: STEPHANOPOULOS: Probably the most definitive promise you made in the campaign is that no one in the middle class would get a tax increase on your watch. OBAMA: Right. STEPHANOPOULOS: Yet this week, Senator … More

    The Max Tax: Baucus Health Bill Is More of the Same

    Nothing New Here Same Objectionable Features: A public plan disguised as a co-op, individual and employer mandates, massive federal regulation over insurance and benefits, and massive Medicaid expansion—the Baucus bill has them all. These are the same features plaguing the other bills in Congress and that Americans have routinely dismissed … More

    Creating a New Public Plan Could Increase Costs for the Average Citizen

    Despite continued controversy surrounding the idea, President Obama and certain Democratic leaders of Congress continue to support health care legislation that includes a new government-run health plan, commonly known as the “public option.” Liberal advocates who are pushing the so-called public option believe that a new government plan would keep … More