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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.

    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

    Who's Telling the Truth about Health Care?

    President Barack Obama, today, in front of the American Medical Association: What are not legitimate concerns are those being put forward claiming a public option is somehow a Trojan horse for a single-payer system. … So, when you hear the naysayers claim that I’m trying to bring about government-run health … More

    Baucus Should Support, Not Undermine CBO Integrity

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Baucus’ recent off-the-cuff remarks to CBO Director Elmendorf highlight the critical role the CBO will play in the coming health care debate as it evaluates and scores the various proposals. Senator Baucus also demonstrated the pressures the CBO is under, and the ease with which Members … More

    Obama’s First Health Care Clue

    President Obama has made health care reform among his very top priorities. Good. The health care system is deeply troubled from soup to nuts. Cost, access, availability, insurance, budget pressures are all very serious issues. It is therefore disconcerting to learn over the weekend through the President’s health care reform … More

    Medicaid Expansion Undermines Health Care Reform

    Sec. 142 Building on the Success of the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program so All Americans Have Affordable Health Benefit Choices (b) Sense of the Senate.—It is the sense of the Senate of that Congress should establish a means for all Americans to enjoy affordable choices in health benefit plans, … More

    Health Care Teleconference with Rep. Paul Ryan

    On Tuesday night, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Heritage’s Director of The Center for Health Policy Studies, Bob Moffit conducted a teleconference call. Concerned citizens were able to listen in and ask questions as they unveiled the conservative health care reform plan that would put health care choices in the … More

    Who Decides Your Health Care?

    When it comes to discussing the current health debate in this country, there are a lot of complex terms and ideas that are thrown about. But ultimately — as Heritage’s Robert Moffit and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan explained to hundreds of Americans on a conference call this week to launch … More

    Obama's Health Care Trojan Horse

    Defending the Obama administration’s government-run health insurance option, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said yesterday: I think if you listen to the debate on Capitol Hill about health care you’re likely to hear two very important words: choice and competition. A public option that you’re referring to is nothing … More

    Learning from State Experiments in Government-Run Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn issued a warning to her Senate counterparts who are introducing massive health reform bills this week: Learn from Tennessee’s experiment into “nationalized” health care. “All approaches for a nationalized health care system simply don’t work, and we saw this with TennCare,” Blackburn said this week during … More

    In the Green Room: Rep. Marsha Blackburn

    Today, the Foundry presents our first installment of In the Green Room. This new feature offers Foundry readers behind-the-scenes access to distinguished guests of the Heritage Foundation. Every day, Heritage plays host to some of the most powerful leaders and thinkers of our time. Now you can join them, here … More