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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 Walks Back Promise On Keeping Your Private Insurance

    Less than 24 hours after Heritage Foundation President Ed Feulner questioned the veracity of President Obama’s persistent claim that, under his health care proposals, “if you like your insurance package you can keep it”, the White House has begun to walk the President’s claim back. Turns out he didn’t really … More

    Don't Fall for The Co-Op Co-Opt

    President Barack Obama’s desire for government-run health insurance, aka the “public option,” is threatening to kill health care reform. Now some Senators are floating a “compromise” plan that would create cooperative plans as an alternative to a government-run public plan. True co-ops have a long and proud tradition in many … More

    Dearth of Details in Daschle-Dole Health Proposal

    On Wednesday, the Bipartisan Policy Center – a group led by former senators Howard Baker, Tom Daschle and Bob Dole – released a report describing yet another health care reform proposal that would attempt a compromise between Democrats and Republicans. The proposal is billed as “the culmination of an inclusive … More

    Video: Gibbs Can't Name Countries That Love Single-Payer Health Care

    During yesterday’s White House press conference, press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked: “The President actually told the AMA that ‘there are some countries where a single-payer system works pretty well.’ Do you know what countries he was referring to or what he was talking about?” Gibbs responded: “I don’t know … More

    Open Letter on Health Care

    To the President and Congress of the United States From Edwin Feulner, Ph.D. President, The Heritage Foundation Health care reform has been a central goal of The Heritage Foundation since our creation more than three decades ago, so we welcomed President Barack Obama’s call for a common effort to find … More

    The Paradox of Government-Run Health Care

    While Peter Orszag, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, likes to describe how some vague payment reforms will “bend the curve,” the reality is Congress and the Administration are trying to put more people on a leaking boat. The Mess in Medicaid and SCHIP. Only a few months … More

    What CBO Says About the Kennedy-Dodd Health Bill

    In February 1994, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said that the Clinton health plan would add $74 billion to the deficit over the following six years. And that spelled the beginning of the end of the Clinton plan to have the federal government supervise the financing and delivery of health … More

    Picture This: Health Care Consumers on Critical List

    Heritage analyst Nina Owcharenko details what rational health care reform looks like: Congress soon will take up legislation to reform the health care system. The policies outlined by President Obama during his campaign and those proposed by Democrats in Congress would centralize control over health care in Washington. “The chief … More

    The Case Against Individual Mandates

    Health insurance companies are for it. Ted Kennedy is for it. Nancy Pelosi is for it. Even some Republicans are supportive. What is “it”? “It” is a proposed requirement that would force every American to buy health insurance or face some type of fine or other punishment. “It” is more … More

    Ramped-Up Rhetoric Fails to Dislodge Evidence

    In his speech today to the American Medical Association [], President Barack Obama called the “naysayers” of his proposed public health insurance plan as nothing more than liars. “So, when you hear the naysayers claim that I’m trying to bring about government-run health care, know this – they are not … More