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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.

    Administration Disregards the Law and Gives Special Obamacare Deal to Congress

    This morning, the Obama Administration released a proposed rule by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that has the effect of allowing Members of Congress and their staffs to buy health insurance coverage in the new exchanges (as required by Obamacare) and use the large, tax-free subsidy that they receive … More

    Obamacare: Taking Away Americans' Health Coverage

    In Indianapolis, married couple Rod Coons and Florence Peace are satisfied with their current health insurance coverage: I’d prefer to stay with our current plan because it meets our needs. Unfortunately, that’s not possible—because Obamacare’s government bureaucrats are forcing Coons and Peace off their health plan. As Kaiser Health News … More

    VIDEO: How to Stop Obamacare, According to Jim DeMint

    Heritage President Jim DeMint is “sounding the alarm” and encouraging Americans to get engaged. But why? Obamacare. It’s a message he echoed on this morning’s “The Daily Rundown” with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, and a message he’ll be talking about at Heritage Action’s town hall meetings this August. “This law is … More

    900,000 Reasons Obamacare Is Bad: Moving Americans from Work to Welfare

    Obamacare is not only hurting small businesses and economic growth. It might also give nearly a million low-income individuals a reason to leave work for welfare. A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research by professors from Columbia University, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago argues that, … More

    VIDEO: Jim DeMint Debates Obamacare on "Fox News Sunday"

    On this weekend’s “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace”, Heritage President Jim DeMint  appeared on a panel discussion with The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol and Fox News’ Juan Williams and Howard Kurtz to discuss a wide range of issues including foreign policy, the debt, and defunding Obamacare. DeMint said of closing … More

    Conservative and Tea Party Leaders: Now Is the Time to Stop Obamacare

    Under a cloudy Washington sky on Thursday, members of Congress joined with conservative leaders and tea party groups to unite against Obamacare. Comparing Obamacare to the day’s weather, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said, “Obamacare hangs over our heads like a cloud of uncertainty because people don’t know what tomorrow’s going … More

    Watch This Weekend: Jim DeMint on "Fox News Sunday"

    This weekend, Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint will appear on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace” to review the week’s top news stories. Appearing with DeMint on the panel will be Bill Kristol from the Weekly Standard, Howard Kurtz from “Fox News Watch,” and Juan Williams, a Fox News policy … More

    Not So Fast: Congress Is Still in an Obamacare Trap

    News broke late last evening about the debate playing out over Obamacare and whether members of Congress and their staffs will get special treatment. Politico reported: Lawmakers and staff can breathe easy — their health care tab is not going to soar next year. The Office of Personnel Management, under … More

    DeMint on Fox News: Here's How You Stop Obamacare (VIDEO)

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint believes defunding Obamacare is the best hope for stopping the President’s unfair, unworkable, and unpopular health-care law. During two appearances on Fox News yesterday, DeMint shared details about Heritage Action’s upcoming “Defund Obamacare Tour” and debunked the myth that Republicans want a government shutdown over the … More

    Is Congress Too Good for Obamacare?

    For the past few months, members of Congress and their staffs have been discussing behind closed doors the worrying proposition that they will be forced off their popular health insurance program and onto the federal insurance exchanges set up under Obamacare. Those concerns reached a fevered pitch this week as … More