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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.

    Leavitt and Daschle Debate Health Care

    On Tuesday, former HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt debated former Senator (and former Obama nominee for the top HHS post) Tom Daschle on health care reform at The National Press Club (articles summarizing the event here and here, video of portions of the event here , and an interesting blog post … More

    Lasting Health Reforms Requires Consensus

    With Congress and President Barack Obama ramping up their health care reform rhetoric this week, it seems all of the major players in the health policy arena are weighing how likely meaningful health care reform will pass and be doable for Americans and the private health care system. One theme … More

    Obama's Health Reform Savings Myth

    Last week we detailed the absurdity of the Obama administration’s claims that they could control health care costs by ADDING millions of America into government run health care. This Sunday, the New America Foundation’s Maya MacGuineas also attacked Obama’s Health Reform’s Savings Myth: “Health-care reform is entitlement reform” has become … More

    The Left's Health Care "Competition" Farce

    Must see video from Verum Serum exposing the real agenda behind the left’s rhetoric about a public plan just offering “competition” for private health insurance: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ-6ebku3_E[/youtube] As Yale professor Jacob Hacker says in the video: “Someone once said to me this is a Trojan Horse for single payer and I … More

    Patients’ Choice Act Features Key Conservative Reform Elements

    New legislation introduced by Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Richard Burr (R-NC) features several important conservative principles for health-care reform that would allow free-market solutions to take root in the broken U.S. health care system, and give patients more decision-making power with their health care dollars. A corresponding bill also … More

    The Public Health Care Plan: What Seems to Be the Problem?

    Debunking the Myths Lower Costs? It’s a shell game. A government plan always looks cheaper, but the reality is that the true costs are hidden. Costs are passed on to providers in administrative costs and lower reimbursements, resulting in a huge cost-shift to private payers to make up the difference. … More

    The Obama Administration's $2 Trillion Health Care Fantasy

    New America Foundation‘s Maya MacGuineas writes at the Washington Post: Recently, a collection of industry groups came to Washington for a meeting and photo-op with the president. News headlines trumpeted their pledge to save $2 trillion over the next decade — headlines that were not surprising given that President Obama … More

    What Real Bipartisan Health Care Reform Looks Like

    The Washington Post editorializes today: Unlike wages, health coverage is not subject to income or payroll taxes. This exclusion is the single largest subsidy in the tax code; it is projected to reduce federal tax revenue (both income and payroll taxes) by more than $200 billion next year. This arrangement … More

    President Obama "Caterpillars" Health Care Industry

    On February 12th President Barack Obama flew to East Peoria, Illinois, headquarters of Caterpillar, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment. At the press conference President Obama claimed, for the second day in a row, that thanks to his $787 billion stimulus package Caterpillar CEO James Owens … More

    This Is a Big Government Plan

    The New York Times story today Democrats to Develop Plan to Sell Health Care reports that many Democrats are feeling “unease” because of a Frank Luntz memo circulated last week that identifies “The Democrats want to put Washington politicians in charge of your health care” as a winning conservative message … More