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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.

    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

    HHS: Obamacare 'Enrollment' Up to 3.3 Million

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced yesterday that as of February 1 nearly 3.3 million Americans have signed up for health insurance plans through Obamacare’s state and federal-run exchanges. Of the new Obamacare enrollees—1.1 million of whom selected health plans in January—HHS reported that 55 percent are female … More

    Obama's War on Work

    The cleverest spin to come from the Left these days has been that not working—or working less—is a great thing for Americans. A recent Congressional Budget Office revealed that there will be the equivalent of 2.3 million fewer workers joining the labor market over the next decade as a direct … More

    Why the Obamacare Mandate Delay Is a Big Deal

    In the movie “The Naked Gun,” crack detective Frank Drebin comes across a firework factory that’s on fire and is collapsing in on itself. “Nothing to see here,” he calmly tells on-lookers as employees flee the explosions. “Please disperse.” It’s a sentiment echoed by Sarah Kliff of The Washington Post. … More

    Obamacare Is So Great, We Just Can't Wait for You to… Oh.

    President Obama “can’t wait” for Congress to act—but he can wait for Obamacare to kick in. Yesterday, the Obama Administration pushed back Obamacare’s employer mandate by two years for mid-sized employers. But that’s not all—employers got an added incentive not to lay off workers or cut workers’ hours. Why? Hurting … More

    Latest Obamacare Mandate Delay Has a Catch

    Another day, another administratively enacted Obamacare delay. But today’s employer mandate delay, as outlined in the final rules, has interesting terms and conditions to qualify. Originally, as the law states, the employer mandate was supposed to take effect January 1, 2014 and would force all employers with more than 50 … More

    Physician Lawmakers: We Have Plenty of Ideas for Reforming America’s Health Care Sector

    Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) admitted today he almost had “a [Rep.] Joe Wilson moment” when he heard President Obama claim at the recent State of the Union Address that Republicans do not have any ideas for reforming the health care sector. Wilson, a Republican House representative from South Carolina, shouted … More

    For Health Insurance Portability, Policy Differences Matter

    A CBO report this week projected that under Obamacare, the collective reduction in hours worked by millions of Americans would be equivalent to a loss of 2.5 million full-time workers. Both Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers at the White House and Alex Wagner of MSNBC have … More

    Billions Wasted on Flawed Obamacare Exchanges

    The federal taxpayers have spent over $5 billion to build Obamacare’s exchanges. Unfortunately for taxpayers, these investments have not delivered a good return and are ongoing. Despite the muddled launch of many exchanges, the federal government is still doling out grant money, giving out over $200 million to nine states … More

    IRS Chief: Taxpayers Need to Be Aware of Possible Repayments for Obamacare Tax Credits

    The new head of the Internal Revenue Service said in a congressional hearing Wednesday that he’s concerned Americans aren’t aware of a tax credit issue in Obamacare that could cause headaches as early as next year’s tax filing season. Speaking in a House Ways and Means Committee oversight subcommittee hearing … More