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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: The Marriage of Big Government and Big Insurance

    The Examiner’s Tim Carney had a fine op-ed last week warning conservatives not to trust health insurance companies on health care: Insurance companies lobby for big-government regulations, subsidies, mandates, and tax-code distortions that funnel them money, keep out competition, and stultify innovation. These policies preserve the employer-based health-care system that … More

    TennCare Previews Obamacare's Fiscal Nightmare

    The Wall Street Journal reports today on Tennessee’s experiment with health care reform: In 1994, Tennessee launched an ambitious public insurance program to cover its uninsured. The plan, TennCare, fulfilled that mission but nearly bankrupted the state in the process. As originally envisioned, the Tennessee plan expanded Medicaid, the government … More

    ‘Choice and Competition’

    These are the new magical words with which the Obama administration is now trying to sell a plan to take away both choice and competition in the health care market. Administration henchmen (and women) doing the TV rounds this Sunday repeated the incantation, verbatim or in derivatives, a record time, … More

    Townhall Downfall: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Only Wants To Meet With Obamacare Supporters

    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has been telling his constituents that he would not be hosting any townhalls this summer. But then on August 11th, he sent a blast email to the Obama administration controlled Organizing for America announcing a “roundtable” at Ohio State in Columbus on August 12th. Check out … More

    Townhall Downfall: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) Responds

    Embedded video from CNN Video Earlier this week, we shared with you a video shot during a local townhall where Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee appeared to take a call on her cell phone during a cancer survivor’s question. This video has caused quite a bit of controversy, and in fairness, … More

    Lawrence O'Donnell Is Spreading Misinformation About Health Care

    Earlier this morning we linked to video of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, mother of two Katy Abram, who challenged Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) to abandon his support of Obamacare and start defending the Constitution. Hardball fill-in Lawrence O’Donnell took offense to Mrs. Abram’s arguments and had her on Hardball Wednesday night. We’ve … More

    Video: Gunner Hawkins Update

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcuUuQHyLdY[/youtube] In July, we told you about a young baby boy named Gunner Hawkins. Gunner was diagnosed with the deadly genetic disease, cystic fibrosis (CF) two months after birth. His parents are on a mission to protect the health care choices they have that allow them to seek out the … More

    How's That Government Run Health Care Working Out Canada?

    The Vancouver Sun reports: Vancouver patients needing neurosurgery, treatment for vascular diseases and other medically necessary procedures can expect to wait longer for care, NDP health critic Adrian Dix said Monday. Dix said a Vancouver Coastal Health Authority document shows it is considering chopping more than 6,000 surgeries in an … More

    Townhall Downfall: Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) Admits Obamacare Will Fund Abortions

    The New York Times and FactCheck.org both claim that Obamacare will not allow taxpayer funding of abortion. As this townhall video shows, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) disagrees: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTYvK4h44RU[/youtube]

    Wanted: Obama Healthcare Reform Volunteers Willing To Be Paid $15 An Hour

    It probably shouldn’t be too surprising that the same administration that confuses “public service” with “working for the governemnt” also feels the need to pay its “volunteers” $15 an hour. The Los Angeles Times reports The website’s large-type headline announces: “Work to Pass Obama’s Healthcare Plan and Get Paid to … More