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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.

    Hurry, Hurry, Sign Up for Obamacare!

    Ladies and gentlemen, step right up! President Obama has a deal for you… sign up for Obamacare before this hot introductory offer expires. Sign up now—before the fees for non-compliance kick in. Sign up now—before you see the real cost of your new insurance premiums. Sign up now—before your current … More

    Obamacare in Action: This Man’s Premiums Are Going Up 61 Percent

    Higher insurance premiums are just one side effect of Obamacare, but many Americans are finding out that they will also be paying for benefits that they do not need. Tom Gialanella recently received a letter from his insurance company explaining what will change when Obamacare takes effect—his premiums are going … More

    Talk to Us About Obamacare: Seven People, One Message

    Americans are already feeling the impact of Obamacare. Some are being forced to find new insurance plans and new doctors, or can’t afford the higher premium costs. Others are losing hours at work because employers can’t afford to provide the government-approved health care. Despite the evidence, President Obama has chosen to ignore the American … More

    Insurers Now "Scared to Death" of Obamacare

    Bloomberg has a must-read story this morning highlighting yet more faults with Obamacare’s exchanges. Specifically, the faults in the exchanges’ computer software aren’t just hitting consumers trying to shop for plans—they’re hitting insurers as well: Insurers are getting faulty and incomplete data from the new U.S.-run health exchange, which may … More

    Why Is Obama Needlessly Scaring Seniors?

    Apparently things aren’t ugly enough in Washington, so President Obama has started scaring senior citizens. “In a government shutdown, Social Security checks still go out on time,” he said last week. “In an economic shutdown, if we don’t raise the debt ceiling, they don’t go out on time.” This scaremongering … More

    Obamacare's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

    It’s now been seven days since Obamacare’s exchanges officially launched. In reality, however, the “launch” has more closely resembled a blooper reel of rocket failures than a smooth takeoff. Here is but a sampling of the problems, failures, and glitches that have turned the exchanges into a comedy of errors: … More

    How Obamacare Hurts Americans: The Story of Ann Lorenz

    Ann Lorenz struggles with Parkinson’s disease and relies on Medicare to receive care. However, due to Obamacare, Lorenz worries that she will be limited in access to her doctors. “Patients like Ann will have to start spending more of their own personal money to pay for medications that are not … More

    Family Doctor: I Want to Take Care of My Patients

    As a family doctor, I have always believed in treating the whole person. Every person is a unique individual, and you can’t cookie-cutter medical care; it’s individualized. I am concerned about health care under the new law, and my patients are very concerned. Medicine has changed so much in my … More

    Why Is This Leukemia Patient Losing His Insurance?

    An Arizona man with cancer is going to be dropped from his current insurance and will probably lose his doctor because of Obamacare. Michael Cerpok was diagnosed with an incurable form of leukemia in 2006 requiring treatment that would cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars a year without help … More

    How Obamacare Hurts Americans: The Story of Dr. Martha Boone

    Government-run health care is hurting doctors as well as patients, according to Dr. Martha Boone. “The frustrating part of my day is I have two employees that work nearly full-time fighting Medicare and other insurance carriers for work that I have done,” Dr. Boone said. “I absolutely detest that part … More