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    46-Day Delay in Obamacare — in 2015

    As Healthcare.gov continues to malfunction and already 5 million people contend with canceled health insurance plans, reports are that the Administration will delay open enrollment in Obamacare in 2015. That’s right. They are delaying 2015 enrollment, not 2014 enrollment, which is the immediate debacle harming Americans. Citing concern for insurers … More

    Still Stuck: An Update on the Obamacare Cancelations “Fix”

    One week ago, the President presented his solution for the millions of Americans who are receiving insurance cancellation notices because of Obamacare. His solution for the 4.7 million known cancellations depended on a “yes” from 50 different state health insurance commissioners and multiple insurance carriers operating in multiple markets. So … More

    Obamacare Exchanges: Medicaid for Middle-Class Americans

    Obamacare will add a projected 9 million individuals to Medicaid in 2014 by expanding the program to able-bodied adults below 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Unfortunately for these new Medicaid enrollees, much of the coverage offered in the Obamacare exchanges will look a lot like Medicaid, with patients … More

    Latest Obamacare Bombshells: HealthCare.gov Far from Complete, and Payment System Not Built

    You would think that it couldn’t get much worse for the Obamacare rollout, but a few new bombs dropped this week. Payment System for Obamacare Not Built Yet In a House hearing yesterday, when asked what remains to be done in work on the federal marketplace (HealthCare.gov), Henry Chao, Obamacare’s … More

    Obamacare’s Collapse: History Repeating Itself?

    As the disastrous Obamacare rollout continues to frustrate and anger more and more Americans, some analysts are noticing the striking similarities between Obamacare and the failure of another massive piece of social policy legislation, the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act (MCCA). Carl Hulse of The New York Times argues that the … More

    See the Map: Obamacare Exchanges Have Reduced Insurance Competition Nationally

    A recent Heritage analysis found significantly less insurer competition in the Obamacare exchanges relative to the prior individual health insurance market. Heritage Foundation senior fellow Ed Haislmaier examined insurer participation in the exchanges and found that nationally there will be “29 percent less insurer competition in the exchanges relative to … More

    States or Feds Running Obamacare Exchanges Made Little Difference to Insurers

    After three years of preparation and much anticipation, Americans can finally see whether Obamacare’s state or federally operated insurance exchanges will provide more competition for consumers’ business. As the table shows, the results are in, and there seems to be no correlation. Heritage Foundation senior fellow Ed Haislmaier recently examined … More

    Tax Increases Really Hurt Growth and Jobs

    Some lawmakers, led by Senate Budget Committee chair Patty Murray (D–WA), are seeking to raise taxes in the budget conference to replace the modest spending reductions referred to as sequestration. They say that spending cuts hurt growth and jobs. If they are truly concerned about the economy and Americans’ opportunities, … More

    Congress and Obamacare: A Big Double Standard

    Are lawmakers and  their personal staffs “exempt” from Obamacare, as some conservative critics are saying? Well, not exactly. Members of Congress and their staffs  must be enrolled in the Obamacare exchange plans effective January 1, 2014.   Under Section 1312 (D) of the Affordable Care Act,   they can no longer get … More

    What Does a "Free Market" in Health Care Look Like? Here's an Example

    Conservatives often talk about the importance of a free market to improve health care quality and lower costs. What would it look like? An example could be found in the development of LASIK surgery. Dr. Craig Beyer, a practicing ophthalmologist and LASIK surgeon, was part of the team that performed … More