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    Putting Party and Vanity Above Country

    Like a desperate last-minute Christmas shopper who will grab any gift and pay any price, Congress may rush through a hasty and ill-conceived rewrite of health care legislation. President Obama’s message to Senators seems focused more on party loyal and an appeal to desires for glory than on what Americans … More

    Employment Discrimination in the Senate Health Care Bill

    The Senate health care bill includes a well-known “employer mandate” provision that would require employers to offer “qualified” health plan and pay 60% of the premium, or pay an annual tax penalty of $750 per full-time employee. What is less well-known is that the provision would also tax companies even … More

    Heritage's Ernest Istook Schools Ed Schultz on How Obamacare Kills Jobs and Hurts Poor

    Ed Schultz is a leftist radio personality who recently graduated to MSNBCs barely watched opinion line up. Schultz still hosts his daily radio show and recently had Heritage Foundation fellow Ernest Istook on to discuss Obamacare. The following exchange (audio here) transpired: SCHULTZ: OK, give us your new information from … More

    Get Equipped on What’s at Stake with ObamaCare

    After a sneak-through Saturday night vote to make Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health care bill open for debate, the Senate comes back on Monday to decide how much more involvement the federal government will have over the private health care sector — one-sixth of the nation’s overall economy. With … More

    The Senate Health Bill: Bad for Small Business

    The Reid health bill (H.R. 3590) leaves small businesses, and particularly small business owners, largely out of the picture. Small businesses, and particularly small businesses that currently do not offer health insurance coverage, will not get much break from this bill. Reid’s bill outlines a “small business tax credit”, which … More

    The Senate Health Bill: How the Mandates Kill Jobs and Punish Poor Workers

    Last night, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released his giant version of the Senate health care bill, H.R. 3590. A first look at the bill – which is 2,074 pages long – shows yet another attempt to use taxes to punish uninsured Americans and punish companies that hire workers from … More

    The Five Flaws of the Reid Health Bill

    We’re still poring over Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) just released health care overhaul, but the major outlines of the bill are no different than the policy train wreck the House passed earlier this month. The five major flaws of both the Pelosi and Reid Bills are: 1. A New … More

    How the Pelosi Plan Kills Jobs

    Today the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported that despite all of the Obama administration’s job creation claims, unemployment has risen to 10.2%. Instead of focusing on job creation, the left in Congress continues to pursue other priorities like their $1.5 trillion health care plan which is partially finance by … More

    Pelosi Plan Makes Millions of People Pay Fines

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) health care plan presumes that about 8-to-14-million American workers will pay fines rather than buy health insurance. Unless they do, there’s a $167-billion hole in her financing plan and everything falls apart. Like the rest of us, this group would face higher-than-ever insurance prices under Pelosi’s … More

    The House Health Care Bill: The Mandates

    The new House bill, H.R. 3962, builds on its predecessor from July in increasing the financial burden on low-income and moderate-income Americans. The Individual Mandate. Like the earlier version, this bill requires the uninsured to pay an extra income tax — 2.5% of adjusted gross income above the filing threshold, … More