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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.

    Sen. Mike Enzi on Health Care Reform

    Fresh out of a roundtable hearing in the Senate Finance Committee this morning on models for financing health care reform, Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming said Congress will need to take a bipartisan approach as it prepares to markup and debate major health care reform legislation. “And I don’t mean … More

    Not One New Dime Until These Savings Are Proven

    Looking to revive health care reform in Congress, the Obama administration is touting an announcement today by large health care trade associations including the American Medical Association, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the American Hospital Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans, as well as the Service Employees International Union. … More

    The Video Single Payer Health Care Activists Don't Want You To See

    Late last month the conservative blog Verum Serum posted a video of Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) telling a single payer health care rally: “I know many of you here today are single payer advocates and so am I … and those of us who are pushing for a public health … More

    Senate Finance Committee: Medicare is Broken

    Senators Max Baucus and Charles Grassley, the Chairman and Ranking Member respectively of the powerful Senate Committee on Finance have just delivered an indictment of the current health care system, including, strangely enough, the traditional Medicare program that top liberal health policy analysts and many in Congress want to use … More

    Senator Schumer's Magical Plan for Health Care Compromise

    According to the May 5th New York Times, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has proposed a health care reform “compromise” on the creation of a new public plan to compete with private health insurance. No doubt Schumer is trying to convince moderates that they should ignore Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) frank … More

    Did MoveOn Disrupt Health Care Roundtable?

    Senate Finance Committee’s Roundtable Discussion on “Expanding Health Care Coverage” was disrupted this morning by eight hecklers who yelled demands for single-payer health care before being removed from the room by Capitol Police. The disruptions came mere hours after MoveOn.org hosted an “emergency” online briefing/conference call last night. Democracy for … More

    When Leftists Throw Tantrums

    The left knows they are loosing their fight for government run health care and they are losing badly. Following Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) admission yesterday that a public plan option was “a little off to the side of the table”, single payer advocates disrupted Baucus’s Roundtable Discussion … More

    Public Option on Its Death Bed

    The Center for Americna Progress hosted a conference call yesterday on health care with Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus (D-MT). The very first question on the call, from PoliticsDaily’s Jill Lawrence, was about the “public option” preferred by progressive groups like CAP and big labor. Baucus parsed his statement … More

    Obstacles to Reform: the Public Plan and the Federal Health Board

    Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) is hosting a Roundtable Discussion on “Expanding Health Care Coverage” today and Heritage fellow Stuart Butler is testifying. While Butler sees “broad consensus for action on coverage” he also identifies “nuclear landmines on the road to broad agreement.” They are a public plan … More

    Single Payer 101: "Everybody In, Nobody Out"

    There is often a lot of talk in America about ‘single payer health care systems’ but what does that really means? To put it simply, a single payer health care system is one in which the federal government is the only ‘payer’ to doctors, hospitals and other health care providers … More