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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.

    Sorry, Obamacare: Private Health Exchange Captures Young Adults

    As Obamacare marketers step up efforts to enroll more young adults,  private health exchange eHealth announced that four out of every 10 of its new customers in the final quarter of 2013 were in that coveted category. According to Kaiser Health News, eHealth CEO Gary Lauer said in an earnings call … More

    'The Pursuit of Happiness' Doesn't Justify Obamacare Mandates

    No, Rep. Pelosi, the “pursuit of happiness” clause in the Declaration of Independence does not make Obamacare okay. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently invoked the Declaration to defend ObamaCare. “To go to back to our Founders once again, they sacrificed it all for life, liberty, and the pursuit … More

    3 Things You Don’t Know About Obamacare That Could Hurt You

    Nearly one in three Americans have little familiarity with Obamacare, and the ramifications are playing out in the media. Since each day brings headlines highlighting Americans who are surprised by changes in their health care situation because of President Obama’s signature achievement, The Heritage Foundation compiled three Obamacare items that might … More

    Biden Lowers Obamacare Enrollment Expectations

    Speaking to patrons of a Minneapolis coffee shop on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden moved the goal post further back on how many Americans would enroll in the Obamacare health insurance exchanges before the March 31 deadline. “We may not get 7 million, we may get to five or six … More

    Obamacare Costs Money, and Some People Don't Like It

    Obamacare is going to cost just about everyone—and some people don’t want to hear that. One restaurant owner in Los Angeles is making it clear that providing health benefits for his employees is something his customers help pay for. According to a local news story, the owner and chef of … More

    She Dreamed Obamacare Was Harmless

    Obamacare is working, and it’s not costing any jobs. Shhh…keep quiet, or you’ll wake Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius from her dream. “There is absolutely no evidence, and every economist will tell you this, that there is any job loss related to the Affordable Care Act,” she said … More

    Congressman: If Delaying Employer Mandate Was Unconstitutional, Someone Would Have Sued

    Amid a recent debate about the legality of President Obama’s latest delay in Obamacare, Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) argued that opponents could sue if they didn’t like the President’s action to delay a mandate for certain businesses to provide health insurance. “Small businesses support the flexibility and the President is … More

    Hey Kids: Have a Cocktail Today, Because Obamacare Is Cool

    Today has been dubbed “Youth Enrollment Day” for Obamacare. Of course, when they say “youth,” they’re talking about 20-somethings who aren’t on their parents’ plans. So maybe it’s “Mid- to Late-Twenties Enrollment Day.” And thanks to poorly planned site maintenance by the Social Security Administration, HealthCare.gov will actually be down … More

    New Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Are No Reason to Pop the Champagne

    To hear the White House tell it, you’d think that Obamacare is going swimmingly. Liberals are cheering the new Obamacare enrollment numbers that for the first time exceeded the Congressional Budget Office’s projection of 1.06 million for the month of January. “We think that what is happening is what we … More

    HealthCare.gov's 'Maintenance' Woes on National Youth Enrollment Day

    Update:  This version clarifies that the entire HealthCare.gov site is not scheduled to be down on Saturday.  Parts of the HealthCare.gov website will be down from 3 p.m. Saturday – which coincides with Get Covered America’s National Youth Enrollment Day – until 5 a.m. Tuesday. “[T]he Social Security Administration will … More