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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.

    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

    Storming the Barricades in Washington

    Americans are justifiably angry over the political game being played by the Obama administration to barricade the World War II Memorial in Washington. And they should be. Under federal law, there is no justifiable reason for closing the memorial. On Tuesday, the National Park Service put up barricades around the … More

    Cyber Failures in Obamacare Exchanges: Dangerous to Your Wallet and Privacy

    Yesterday marked the grand opening of the new Obamacare health insurance marketplaces, and the rollout did not go smoothly. Even more worrying is that these website errors are only the tip of the iceberg. Just a few weeks ago, Members of Congress and several experts challenged the Department of Health … More

    Report Reveals Obamacare's Side Effects: Higher Costs, Fewer Jobs

    What will Obamacare mean for American businesses? Higher costs, according to a report released yesterday from consultants at Mercer. Here are the preliminary results from Mercer’s annual survey of large employers about the impact of Obamacare: Costs Continue to Rise: Despite the moderating effects of the recession in dampening consumer demand, … More

    Take Our Poll: Has the Government Shutdown Affected You?

    As the national media, the President, and Congress take part in a media frenzy over the temporary government shutdown, you’re reminding us that Washington, D.C., politicians are disconnected from reality. A poll being conducted by Heritage reveals that the temporary government shutdown isn’t the problem. Obamacare is. >>>Have you taken our poll yet? Click here to … More

    Day One of Obamacare's Exchanges, By the Numbers

    Obamacare’s exchanges have now been “open” (such as it is) for more than 24 hours. The results are in, and they’re not promising: 0—Enrollment navigators certified in Wisconsin in time for the start of enrollment. 0—Individuals one North Carolina insurer was able to sign up for subsidized insurance. 3—Months President … More

    How's the Economy at Your House?

    The news media, the President, and Congress should be cautious in trotting out “victims” of the government shutdown. As national media continue the hype, the furor over Washington furloughs will only take you so far in the rest of America. IN WASHINGTON: While the country’s national parks are closed and … More

    Obamacare Means Jobs on the Chopping Block

    “If the health care reform law is not repealed or employer mandate does not go away, we’re going to have to take drastic action,” said Scott Womack, who owns 12 IHOP restaurants in Indiana and Ohio. Womack employs nearly 1,000 full- and part-time employees and provides health insurance to his … More

    Obamacare Exchanges Launch: What You Need to Know

    Today’s launch of Obamacare’s exchanges represents the start of sign-ups for the law’s two new entitlement programs. To guide individuals seeking to understand the process, we’ve compiled answers to some basic questions about the exchanges. What are exchanges? In theory, exchanges are just a fancy term for insurance marketplaces, where … More