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    Medicare Roundup 10/19: Setting the Record Straight

    In recent weeks, liberal politicians, editorialists, and policy analysts have vigorously attacked reform of Medicare based on a defined contribution financing. In fact, this approach to reforming Medicare has a long bipartisan tradition going back to the 1980s and Representatives Richard Gephardt (D–MO) and David Stockman (R–MI). In fact, much … More

    Morning Bell: Protecting Religious Liberty from Obamacare

    The Supreme Court will hand down its verdict on Obamacare this week, making it a timely occasion for Americans to show their support for religious freedom—only one of many freedoms steamrolled by the health care law. This spring, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius acknowledged she … More

    Rep. Jim Jordan: Don't Tinker With Obamacare, Repeal the Whole Law

    Days before the U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on the constitutionality of Obamacare, liberals in Congress are laying the groundwork to preserve some of the law’s badly flawed provisions that happen to poll well with voters. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), chairman of the Republican Study Committee, said conservatives … More

    Justices Take Next Step in Deciding Obamacare's Fate

    The morning news cycle has been buzzing with anticipation as the Supreme Court meets for its first conference after the Obamcare oral arguments, and some are reporting that the justices “will likely know the outcome of the historic health care case by the time they go home this weekend.” In fact, … More

    Another Congressman Doesn’t See What the Constitution Has to Do with Obamacare?

    Before Obamacare became the law of the land, members of Congress could not escape the question: Does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate? Then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) responded that constitutional questions were not serious questions. Convinced those constitutional questions were serious, one citizen … More

    Podcast: Obamacare and the 11th Circuit Ruling

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, experts Nina Owcharenko and Todd Gaziano discuss the recent Obamacare ruling from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, from both a legal and policy angle. Listen here. Though the decision did not uphold the entirety of Judge Vinson’s prior ruling in Florida, conservatives won … More

    A Stunning Victory for the Constitution over Obamacare

    This afternoon, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled that the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), more commonly known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional.  The carefully worded and thorough (over 300 page) set of opinions may be a … More

    Podcast: Repeal Obamacare!

    Listen to Heritage expert Bob Moffit discuss the House effort to repeal Obamacare in a newly released podcast. Currently, the president can veto any attempt at repeal, so why even bother with a repeal vote? What does the Virginia ruling on Obamacare portend for future court rulings? Why does the … More