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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.

    Despite Obama’s New “Fix,” Old Health Plans Might Not Be Offered Again

    Cathy Pederson, like so many other Americans, had her health plan canceled as a result of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The Gilbert, Arizona, resident featured in a USA Today profile said she cannot afford a comparable plan, which would double her current $186 per month insurance premium. … More

    How Obamacare Will Try to Control What You Eat

    Did you know there are 34 million different ways to make a Domino’s pizza? Mary Lynne Carraway can’t fit that on a menu board. But that’s what Obamacare says she has to do: Put up a menu board in each of her 60 Domino’s stores that tells people the calorie … More

    From Obamacare Success Story to Obamacare Failure Story in 3 Days

    President Obama used Jessica Sanford as an Obamacare success story during his October 21 health care event. However, only three days later, Sanford turned into another Obamacare failure. CNN reports that Sanford, a 48-year-old single mother from Washington state, purchased health insurance from the Washington state exchange. She was so … More

    See the Map: Obamacare Exchanges Have Reduced Insurance Competition Nationally

    A recent Heritage analysis found significantly less insurer competition in the Obamacare exchanges relative to the prior individual health insurance market. Heritage Foundation senior fellow Ed Haislmaier examined insurer participation in the exchanges and found that nationally there will be “29 percent less insurer competition in the exchanges relative to … More

    Obama's Legacy: More Americans than Ever Reject Government Role in Health Care

    In a stunning reversal, a new Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans (56 percent) do not think it is the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health coverage. The new poll reports that just seven years earlier, the American majority (69 percent) had the opposite … More

    States or Feds Running Obamacare Exchanges Made Little Difference to Insurers

    After three years of preparation and much anticipation, Americans can finally see whether Obamacare’s state or federally operated insurance exchanges will provide more competition for consumers’ business. As the table shows, the results are in, and there seems to be no correlation. Heritage Foundation senior fellow Ed Haislmaier recently examined … More

    Bloggers Briefing: The JFK Assassination and Obamacare's War on Pizza

    heritagefoundation on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free The FDA will soon finalize its regulations implementing the Obamacare calorie-labeling mandate for chain restaurants with 20 or more locations. FDA’s one-size-fits-all draft rules will create onerous and expensive burdens on these franchised small businesses, fail to take into account current consumer behavior, and … More

    Obamacare Supporter Claims Law Helps Colleges When It Really Hurts

    One of Obamacare’s most vocal supporters claimed the health care law is helping colleges and universities offer coverage to their employees. Except it’s really not. Representative George Miller (D-CA) said Thursday, “The ACA is another opportunity for education institutions—as employers—to partner with states and the federal government to ensure that … More

    The American People Rose Up to Repeal a Health Care Law Once Before. They Can Do It Again.

    The law that promised health coverage for all has so far stripped 3.5 million Americans of their insurance. Meanwhile, fewer than 27,000 people merely “selected” plans—without necessarily purchasing them—on HealthCare.gov. To date, then, Obamacare keeps creating more coverage losers for every Obamacare “winner.” And many of those “winners” have been … More

    Congress and Obamacare: A Big Double Standard

    Are lawmakers and  their personal staffs “exempt” from Obamacare, as some conservative critics are saying? Well, not exactly. Members of Congress and their staffs  must be enrolled in the Obamacare exchange plans effective January 1, 2014.   Under Section 1312 (D) of the Affordable Care Act,   they can no longer get … More