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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.

    Paul Krugman And The CBO Are Not Terrorists

    Washington Post business columnist Steve Pearlstein writes about opponents of Obamacare today: They’ve become political terrorists, willing to say or do anything to prevent the country from reaching a consensus on one of its most serious domestic problems. And just what is the “anything” these “terrorists” are saying about health … More

    Many on the Left Claim “Millions of Women” May Lose Health Benefits

    Activists on both sides of the issue are raising concerns about whether the proposed government-run “public plan” and the private but government-approved plans in the proposed National Health Insurance Exchange will be required, permitted, or prohibited from covering abortions. This is a critical issue, but in the course of this … More

    Townhall Downfall: Reps. Ross & Snyder (D-AR)

    Despite President Barack Obama’s deadline, both the House and Senate failed to pass Obama’s health care plan before they adjourned for the month of August. Now Senators and Representatives are returning home to participate in one of America’s greatest democratic traditions: the townhall. The events afford citizens the rare opportunity … More

    What If Auto Insurance Was Subsidized And Regulated Like Health Care?

    Great op-ed by Zach Krajacic in the Christian Science Monitor yesterday: Imagine how much automobile insurance would cost if it paid for all expenses associated with owning an automobile – oil changes, engine failures, worn-out tires, brakes, rust, and so on. The number of people who couldn’t afford car insurance … More

    Medicare Payment Rules: Looking Behind the Curtain

    As public relations campaigns on health care legislation are ramped up over the next few weeks, Americans will do well to remember the storybook classic, The Wizard of Oz. The power of the Wizard was based on mystery, fear, and intimidation. Only after the intrepid travelers pulled back the curtain … More

    Will Obamacare Kill Medical Innovation?

    ABC News’s John Stossel investigates: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdx_2cuPgQQ&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

    Townhall Downfall: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

    Despite President Barack Obama’s deadline, both the House and Senate failed to pass Obama’s health care plan before they adjourned for the month of August. Now Senators and Representatives are returning home to participate in one of America’s greatest democratic traditions: the townhall. The events afford citizens the rare opportunity … More

    Americans Worried Health Reform Will Increase Federal Debt

    An overwhelming majority of Americans (72 percent) don’t believe President Barack Obama will keep his promise to overhaul the health care system without adding to the federal deficit, according to a new study released today by the Quinnipiac University. The survey, which polled 2,409 registered voters nationwide from July 27 … More

    Townhall Downfall: Phoning It In

    As reported by facethestate.com in Colorado, Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) will conduct only a single meeting—but it’s purely by telephone. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) will hold a meeting—but only one. The article adds, “U.S. Reps. John Salazar and Betsy Markey, both Democrats, and Mike Coffman, a Republican, have not yet … More

    Obamacare Is Called a Trojan Horse for a Reason

    This morning, the White House released a video by White House Health Reform Office communications director Linda Douglass, purporting to refute claims that President Barack Obama’s health care plan will not cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance or doctor. Watch it: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0XCl6OHgiM&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] The White House blog writes: … More