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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.

    A Big Day for Medicaid in Ohio: Not So Fast

    The fight over Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion is still raging in Ohio, and today will be a decisive day in that battle as Governor John Kasich (R) attempts to use executive authority to ram through an ill-advised Medicaid expansion. Proponents try to sell the expansion as a conservative policy that even … More

    Dave Ramsey Says People Will Pay More for Obamacare -- It's Simple Math

    When it comes to your position on Obamacare, financial guru Dave Ramsey says political parties don’t matter—only math. “Your health insurance premiums are going to go way up,” Ramsey said on his Oct. 4 show. “They have to . . . it’s not a political statement. It’s that I know … More

    Un-Affordable Care Act: The High Cost of Obamacare for One Texas Business

    American businesses are in a holding period of uncertainty because of Obamacare. That’s the message Larry Patterson, owner of a glass-repair franchise in Dallas, delivered at The Heritage Foundation earlier this week. Speaking on a panel about rising insurance costs under Obamacare, Patterson explained how his business is facing the … More

    House Bill Would Address Obamacare’s Abortion Secrecy Clause

    Last week, Representative Chris Smith (R–NJ) introduced a bill that would require qualified health plans offered on Obamacare exchanges to disclose whether the plan includes coverage of elective abortion. “This is a Right to Know bill,” explained Smith. “Americans have a right to know upfront and with full transparency when … More

    Could Obamacare Cause More People to LOSE Coverage Than Gain It?

    Obamacare’s supporters have always claimed that the law will help increase the number of Americans with health insurance. But an analysis released yesterday provided persuasive data showing that the number of people losing coverage under Obamacare could exceed the number of people who gain it. Health insurance industry expert Robert … More

    Just 1% of Healthcare.gov Visitors Successfully Enrolled in Obamacare

    An astonishing number of visitors to Healthcare.gov did not enroll in Obamacare, according to the Compete, a web traffic analysis service. In an article examining the glitch-prone website, Compete reported that “just 36,000 consumers, or 1% of all those who attempted to register for the federal exchange, successfully enrolled in … More

    Anticipated Obamacare Costs Contribute to Closure of Ice Cream Plant

    While many federal government employees head back to work today, not all employees for the Elkhart, Indiana-based ice cream company, Bonnie Doon Ice Cream, will have the same opportunity. The company said this week it will close its plant and Mishawaka location because of the declining economy, higher production costs, … More

    The Deal That's No Deal

    To hear Senators Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) tell it, America’s long national nightmare is over. Except…it’s not. Our national nightmare isn’t the government shutdown; it’s Obamacare. Congressional leaders have been congratulating themselves on reaching a deal to spend more of our money—a deal that keeps their own … More

    Ted Cruz on Senate Plan: "It Is a Terrible Deal for the American People"

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), a leader in the fight to defund Obamacare, spoke on the Senate floor today about the deal brokered by the Washington establishment to protect the status quo. The deal, which locks in Obamacare’s implementation and doesn’t address the government’s spending problem, does nothing to help the American … More

    Senate Deal Fixes Nothing

    The Senate announced a deal today to protect the status quo in Washington. As pundits debate the political winners or losers of this deal, one thing is awfully clear: The American people are once again on the losing end. The Wall Street Journal reports: Senate leaders on Wednesday struck an … More