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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.

    Tell the President What You Think of His Health Care Reform

    Following up on his infomercial last week , courtesy of ABC News’ “Questions for the President: Prescription for America” special, which was meant to be a town hall discussion for doctors, patients and health care experts to bring the tough questions, President Barack Obama is holding another “town hall” online today … More

    Medicare Costs Are Higher, Not Lower

    In his testimony before the House Education and Labor Committee on the Tri-Committee Health Care Reform bill, Dr. Jacob Hacker (the architect of the now famous “public plan option”) continues to suggest that a public plan has the benefit of lower administrative costs compared to private coverage: Perhaps the most … More

    Obama's Long Road to Truth on Health Care

    President Obama has yet again shifted his position on the key question of whether Americans will be able to keep their private health care package if his proposals become law. The latest twist is this: many of you were going to lose private health care anyway, because it’s too expensive, … More

    “Why Aren’t You For a Public Option?”

    That was the core question U.S. Rep. Robert Andrews (D-N.J.) directed to health expert Robert Moffit, director of the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Health Policy Studies, yesterday at the House Education and Labor Committee’s first real hearing. “If all of the health plans [including a government-run health plan] are on … More

    In the Green Room: Texas Senator John Cornyn

    After speaking at Heritage’s weekly Blogger Briefing, Senator Cornyn articulated why a public option does not lower health care costs, no matter what.

    The Logic of the Public Plan

    At his press conference today, President Barack Obama defended his insistence that health care reform include a government-run insurance plan, explaining: Why would it drive private insurance out of business? If private insurers say that the marketplace provides the best quality health care; if they tell us that they’re offering … More

    What Would You Ask President Obama?

    On Wednesday night, ABC News will air a special program entitled: “Questions for the President: Prescription for America,” in which Diane Sawyer, Charlie Gibson, and audience members will ask the President a series of questions on his health care reform ideas. In fact, ABC News is soliciting questions from the … More

    Health Reform Comes at “Very Explosive” Budgetary Time

    As Congress grapples with how to feasibly pay for a serious overhaul of the nation’s health care sector, which makes up nearly 17 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, health economist James Capretta urged the American public to keep an eye on the country’s annual growth rate of retirement. … More

    Where Will Americans Go If We Adopt Government-Run Health Care?

    University of Michigan Flint economics and finance professor Mark Perry flags the following story in the Windsor Star: Between April 2007 and April of this year, 55 Ontario patients have been referred to Roswell Park in Buffalo, NY to receive IL-2 treatments for stage IV melanoma, and four patients were … More

    PRI: Government-Run Health Care Costs Rise Faster Than Private Sector Care

    Pacific Research Institute Senior Fellow Jeffrey Anderson reports: The centerpiece of President Obama’s plan is a “public option,” described by Tom Daschle as “a government-run insurance program, modeled after Medicare.” The president asserts that this new Medicare-like program would cut costs. But there are nearly 40 years of experience to … More