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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.

    Obama’s Deficient Budget Pledge

    President Obama’s address to a Joint Session of Congress on health care reform included a range of urgings, pleadings, and partisan jabs, and a single bright line in the sand dealing not with health care per se but with the deficit. The President said, “I will not sign a plan … More

    About That $900 Billion

    Last night President Barack Obama promised: “Add it all up, and the plan I’m proposing will cost around $900 billion over ten years.” What are the chances that Obama will keep this promise? ReasonTV examines how the actual price of government programs almost always shoots far beyond the advertised price: … More

    New Study Puts ObamaCare Deficits over $1 Trillion

    During tonight’s address to Congress, President Obama is expected to repeat his contention that health care reform should reduce federal health care costs and not expand the budget deficit. The House health bill (as amended by the Energy and Commerce Committee) fails those standards according to a new Lewin Group … More

    The House Health Bill's Higher Costs For Seniors

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a preliminary analysis of the proposed changes to Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit for seniors, under the Ways and Means version of H.R. 3200, the House Democrats’ health care bill. The bill would make a number of changes to the Medicare program … More

    Quote of the Day: Trigger Anyone?

    The past week has seen a great deal of talk of a “trigger” compromise to the “public option.” Essentially this would delay the implementation of the government run plan to an unspecified date, subverting the legislative process and offering moderate members of Congress a temporary shield from owning the government … More

    AMA Endorses Nothing

    Earlier today, the American Medical Association (AMA) released a letter that Politico describes as an endorsement of “Obama-style health reform.” Adding that the White House is sure to use this letter to “undermine the GOP response.” Based on that description, the AMA must have really come out strong in favor … More

    The Baucus Plan: The Status Quo on Steroids

    Senator Baucus’ latest attempt to reach a bi-partisan agreement still misses the mark. While there may be a few elements that may be worth discussing, the vast majority of the proposal continues to take the discussion over reform in the wrong direction. Many of the same fundamental problems plague this … More

    Fact Checking the White House: Health Solutions That Help Hispanics

    Israel Ortega, Senior Media Services Associate and Spanish newspaper columnist, discusses why Obamacare shortchanges Hispanics in this country and is a wrong headed approach to effectively provide health insurance for those who need it. True health reform will put the individual – and not the government – behind the steering … More

    Heritage's Health Care Solutions: Real Choice, Real Freedom

    America’s health care system is one-sixth of the entire economy—larger than Britain’s. Restructuring something that large and complex in one massive bill rammed through Congress is a fool’s errand. There are bound to be major problems. Instead, we must incrementally reform health care in stages, by letting the 50 states … More

    Fact Checking the White House Video: Why Millions of Americans Will Lose Their Private Coverage

    The White House’s assertion that you’ll be able to keep your health insurance if you like it is wrong given the incentives built into the House and Senate bills (i.e., employer mandates and creation of a government-run health plan). Companies will find it easier to pay a tax or fine … More