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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.

    What Does a "Free Market" in Health Care Look Like? Here's an Example

    Conservatives often talk about the importance of a free market to improve health care quality and lower costs. What would it look like? An example could be found in the development of LASIK surgery. Dr. Craig Beyer, a practicing ophthalmologist and LASIK surgeon, was part of the team that performed … More

    Obama's Promise of "Competition" in Obamacare: Also False

    Here’s what the President said in 2009: My guiding principle is, and always has been, that consumers do better when there is choice and competition. That’s how the market works. Unfortunately, in 34 states, 75 percent of the insurance market is controlled by five or fewer companies. In Alabama, almost … More

    After His Health Plan Was Canceled, The Cheapest Option Under Obamacare Was Anything but Cheap

    Despite assurances from his insurance broker, and even the President, that it wouldn’t happen, John Hawkins recently learned his health plan has become another casualty of Obamacare. Hawkins is one of more than 3.5 million Americans (and increasing) who have had their individual health plans canceled because those plans don’t … More

    State and Local Governments Cutting Work Hours Due to Obamacare

    It’s no longer just restaurants and stores cutting hours and employees due to Obamacare—state and local governments are making changes as well. The law defines a “full-time” employee as one working more than 30 hours per week, and employers with more than 50 full-time employees must provide government-approved health insurance … More

    Three More Apologies the President Will Be Making on Obamacare

    Faced with the grim reality of Obamacare, President Obama apologized that millions of Americans are losing coverage because of his law, which was supposed to make health insurance available and affordable. Sadly, this is not the last apology the President will need to make about his health care law. Although … More

    States Struggle to Draw Interest in Obamacare Health Plans

    Obamacare’s rollout has become a punch line for late-night comedians, Saturday Night Live, and the Country Music Awards, which all noted that only six people enrolled in the federal health exchange’s website on its first day. But the federal exchange isn’t the only part of the health law that’s suffering. … More

    More Special Obamacare Treatment -- But Not for You

    Unions haven’t been able to get special Obamacare subsidies like Members of Congress and their staffs did, but they may not go away empty-handed. The Obama Administration has indicated it will propose a new regulation that could give many unions a break from one of Obamacare’s new fees. This one … More

    Will the Obama Administration Ever Actually Help the Man Who Discovered HealthCare.gov Security Breach?

    You would think the Obama Administration would figure out how to help the man who discovered the security breach on HealthCare.gov. Yet, seven days after Justin Hadley first reported the problem, he’s still waiting for his account to be deleted. Hadley logged on to HealthCare.gov last Thursday after his current … More

    Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Mock Obamacare at Country Music Awards

    “Saturday Night Live” and Jon Stewart aren’t the only ones poking fun at the epic failure that is Obamacare. Last night, the Country Music Awards opened with a skit directly aimed at HealthCare.gov’s colossal problems. Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood didn’t hold back when they took on the subject … More

    They Liked Their Health Plans, But Can't Keep Them

    “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” That’s a promise President Obama made at least 36 times over the past few years. But for millions of Americans, Obamacare is bringing about a different reality: insurance cancellations, premium increases, even threats to your privacy. Faced with the wave … More