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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.

    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

    Another Obamacare Exception for Congress: Taxpayers Could Pay for Abortion Coverage

    According to the Obama Administration’s latest eleventh-hour purported rulemaking, Members of Congress and their staff will be able to enroll in taxpayer-subsidized health plans that include coverage of elective abortions. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released a final rule this week that will allow Members of Congress and their … More

    Mr. President, You Can End the Government Shutdown

    President Obama has made it clear he “will not negotiate” when it comes to ending the government shutdown. At last check, the nation’s capital wasn’t run by one branch of government, or even one political party. But President Obama is so intent on protecting his unpopular, unworkable, and unfair health … More

    Who's Responsible for the Shutdown?

    All around the country, Americans are asking one question: Who’s responsible for the shutdown? And no, we’re not talking about the government slowdown—we’re talking about the Obamacare shutdown. All claims to the contrary, Obamacare has been effectively shut down—people are running into roadblocks and error messages when trying to enroll in … More