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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.

    Cruz: The American People Are Seeing Obamacare Is Not Working

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke to Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren tonight about the disastrous launch of Obamacare and news that liberals are looking for ways to delay key aspects of the law. It’s clear this thing isn’t working. And it’s becoming harder and harder for Democrats to defend. I … More

    Obamacare Website Calculator Doesn't Show Real Cost of Many Plans

    CBS News reports this morning on another problem with the flawed Obamacare exchanges: In many cases, the new online calculator available at healthcare.gov underestimates premium costs for health insurance: Industry analysts, such as Jonathan Wu, point to how the website lumps people only into two broad categories: “49 or under” … More

    With His Premiums More Than Doubling, This Dad Would "Rather File Bankruptcy" Than Deal with Obamacare

    Ben Neptun and his wife Charla are “furious” their family’s health insurance premium will be raised from $419 to $899 per month because of Obamacare. “We will absolutely go in a hole with this change,” Ben said. Ben, 36, and Charla, 34, are both home health nurses in Mobile, Alabama. … More

    How Obamacare Hurts You If You're Looking for a Job

    America is hurting for jobs. And if you’re looking for one, here’s how Obamacare is hurting you. Obamacare is keeping businesses from hiring. We already knew that many employers plan to cut workers’ hours to stay under the threshold of Obamacare mandates. This makes full-time jobs—much less full-time jobs with … More

    Tech Expert: HealthCare.gov Discredits Liberalism

    The Internet does weird things to people. One of those weirdnesses comes from the tech-savvy community on the left, who sincerely embrace an agile, entrepreneurial, bottom-up culture in their professional and voluntary pursuits, yet forcefully argue for the top-down paternalism of forcing people to buy health insurance, imposed by a … More

    Proof That Obamacare Is Hurting the Economy

    Today’s jobs report shows the labor market recovery remains weak—and businesses are telling the Federal Reserve one of the main reasons is Obamacare. Last week’s Federal Reserve Beige Book includes direct references to the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) causing employers not to hire workers. The Beige Book “summarizes comments … More

    Obama Said This with a Straight Face

    “Thousands of people are signing up and saving money as we speak.” Yes, President Obama actually said that yesterday about Obamacare. As we all know, for the vast majority of people, the opposite is true. SIGNING UP? Most people have found it impossible to sign up for coverage through the … More

    Obamacare "Success" Stories?

    The White House’s definition of “success” may seem a little more than jaded after you read this. During his speech today in the Rose Garden, President Obama stood in front of a group of individuals he claimed represented the “success stories” of Obamacare. But “success” is relative, as the Washington … More

    Obamacare’s Threat to Marriage and America’s Civil Society

    In addition to a tsunami of glitches in online enrollment, Obamacare is designed with a payment structure that undercuts marriage and the family—two institutions that have historically provided the foundation for a sustainable and thriving civil society. The law is structured to provide less support to a husband and wife … More

    Obama's Defense of Obamacare and Its Failed Website

    Here’s what the president did—and didn’t—say about Obamacare in his talk today. What the President actually said doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. He claimed that “the product [i.e., Obamacare] is good,” and that the law was “a good deal.” But the law is NOT a good deal for the millions … More