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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.

    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

    Can't Find a Doctor? Obama Will Only Make It Harder

    The New York Times reports today: Obama administration officials, alarmed at doctor shortages, are looking for ways to increase the supply of physicians to meet the needs of an aging population and millions of uninsured people who would gain coverage under legislation championed by the president. The officials said they … More

    WaPo on the Public Plan: Counterproductive

    The Washington Post editorializes today: Of the many possible issues that could snarl health-care reform, one of the biggest is whether the measure should include a government-run health plan to compete with private insurers. The public plan has become an unfortunate litmus test for both sides. The opposition to a … More

    Senators Who Think Government Knows Best

    Last night the Senate voted on a number of motions to instruct that are supposed to help guide Senate conferees in their negotiations with the House over FY 2010 Budget Reconciliation. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) sponsored one motion which read in part: The Senator from South Carolina, Mr. DeMint, moves … More

    The Public Health Plan “Trojan Horse”

    Former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary and Utah Gov. Michael Leavitt warned yesterday that a public health insurance option in any comprehensive health reform would be the “Trojan horse” that would force Americans into a single-payer health system. Proponents for a public health insurance plan, which has been suggested … More

    Understanding the Uninsured Numbers

    We all know health care coverage in the United States is a dire issue — especially since most health insurance is workplace-based and people who have lost jobs have few options to affordable and portable coverage. But as Heritage analyst Robert Moffit recently noted, it’s important to understand the real … More

    Benjamin Rush Society Debate: Is More Government the Right Rx?

    Last week the Columbia University chapter of the newly formed Benjamin Rush Society –a group of medical students and doctors who believe in the freedom to practice medicine without government interference and the freedom for patients to access the health care of their own choosing–hosted a debate on the federal … More

    Americans Support Protecting a Doctor's Right

    On March 9, 2009, the Obama Administration proposed to rescind a regulation that protects the conscience rights of health care professionals such as doctors, nurses, and medical students. Today, Freedom2Care released a polling company poll showing that 63% of all Americans, and even 56% of adults who said they voted … More

    Why Medical Students Should Care about Public Policy

    Over the past 25 plus years, the Federalist Society has helped establish a conservative legal establishment that has successfully pushed back against the liberal ideas entrenched in law schools and government. Tonight in New York City, the Benjamin Rush Society will host its inaugural under the leadership of Sally C. … More

    The Public Plan Threat to Your Health Care

    A new study released today by the Lewin Group, one of the most well-respected health care consultancies in Washington, gives new estimates on “The Cost and Coverage Impacts of a Public Plan” like the one being considered by President Obama and the congressional leadership. The Lewin Group says that “If … More