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    Morning Bell: This Fight Is for You

    The Heritage Foundation has been talking about defunding Obamacare for some time now, and people may be wondering why. Why did we put up a billboard in Times Square warning Americans that Obamacare will be hazardous to their health? Why won’t we give up this fight? Because we are fighting … More

    Why Should the Government Prevent Union Members from Earning RAISEs?

    A few years ago, President Obama declared he believed “in people getting rich based on performance and what they add in terms of value and the products and services that they create.” United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 23 never got this message. The union fought in court to … More

    Morning Bell: Will Unions Want to Repeal Obamacare?

    In a typical Friday afternoon “news dump,” the Treasury Department announced it could not grant unions’ request for another special Obamacare break. This time, unions had lobbied the Administration to let union-run, multi-employer plans receive taxpayer-funded insurance subsidies on the new exchanges. These subsidies would be in addition to the … More

    Obamacare Quiz for Employers

    If you work somewhere, Obamacare is most likely affecting your employer—and you. In a new paper, Heritage’s Alyene Senger explains how “Obamacare will impose new health coverage costs, the employer mandate, compliance regulations, and new taxes on all businesses.” How will businesses respond to all these costs and regulations? What … More

    The Royal Baby and Class-Based Health Care

    On Monday, Duchess Kate gave birth to royal baby Prince George in a private suite in the posh Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital for a cool $9,600 a night. And while we’re sure the duchess received excellent (private) health care, for ordinary Britons enrolled in the public National Health … More

    Footnote Failure: Gap Between Productivity and Pay Is Overstated

      Paul Krugman and many others argue that compensation has not grown as fast as productivity. However, most of the apparent gap between the growth of pay and the growth of productivity is a statistical illusion. On the surface, the numbers appear to show pay and productivity diverging. Hourly wages … More

    This Just In: Obamacare Distorts Markets

    A working paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) evaluated the effect of a large disenrollment in the Medicaid population in Tennessee. The results of this paper are not unexpected: People who value health care will find a way to obtain it. In the case of … More

    Morning Bell: Even Unions Are Turning on Obamacare

    It’s not every day that union bosses sound like policy experts at The Heritage Foundation. But the beginning of the Obamacare letter from the heads of three major unions—the Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers, and UNITE-HERE—to Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is … More

    The Obamacare Big City Bailout

    Bloomberg reports this week on the latest Obamacare trend sweeping across the country: Cities and states may soon attempt to unload unsustainable health costs on the federal government by dumping employees and retirees onto exchanges. Both Chicago and Detroit have explored using the exchanges to reduce massive budget shortfalls, and … More

    Morning Bell: So Which Part of Obamacare Works, Then?

    Obamacare is so helpful, so ready for action, so vital to the nation’s health, that… the Obama Administration is delaying another major part of it. News broke yesterday that the Administration is delaying the employer mandate, which would force businesses with 50 or more full-time workers to provide government-approved insurance, … More