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    Obamacare and the Fight to Preserve America's Founding Principles

    Since the passage of Obamacare, the federal government’s role in American citizens’ lives has grown significantly. In a recent lecture, Heritage expert Robert Moffit discusses how passage of the health care law has not only grown the size and scope of government, but has also ignited a debate over the … More

    The Case Against Obamacare: A Health Policy Series for the 112th Congress

    As the country nears its first anniversary of the passage of Obamacare, the health care fight is just getting started. Last week, the House of Representatives passed a measure to fully repeal Obamacare, and 28 states have filed lawsuits to contest the law’s constitutionality, a decision that will ultimately be … More

    Recession Accelerates Shift Towards Greater Control of Washington in Health Care

    While overall health care spending slowed in 2009, it is the underlying trend that is more troubling: the continuing decline in private coverage and the steady increase in government health care. These trends will only accelerate under Obamacare. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), total health … More

    A New Year and a New Direction for Health Care Reform

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act became the law of the land in 2010, but debate over its existence and implementation will rage on in the New Year.  The law’s serious policy flaws are already impacting health insurance and costs, but these are part of a deeper and broader … More

    Government Intervention in Health Care Increases Costs

    Yesterday, the Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI) released its annual report on health insurance mandates in the states. They report that mandated benefits—i.e., medical procedures that states require insurance providers to cover—across the 50 states are on the rise, jumping from 2,133 in 2009 to 2,156 in 2010. But … More

    Obama Knows Obamacare Increases Government Control, Right?

    At his impromptu press conference yesterday, President Barack Obama again defended his health care plan this time claiming: I don’t know if people noted, because during the health care debate everybody was saying the President is trying to take over — a government takeover of health care. I don’t know … More

    Morning Bell: A Six-Hour Infomercial Can't Save Obamacare

    Right before the Super Bowl, President Barack Obama spoke about health care reform with CBS News’ Katie Couric: “I want to come back and have a large meeting, Republicans and Democrats, to go through systematically all the best ideas that are out there and move it forward.” According to aides, … More

    Has Obamacare Already Won? Existing Government Programs to Take Over Health Care by 2012

    For the past several months, Washington has exhausted every possible method to pass a health care bill designed to increase government’s control over health care.  They haven’t been successful yet, but that may not matter: even without Obamacare, government health spending is set to increase far faster than private health … More

    The Public Option Threat Still Buried in the Senate Bill

    Most Americans now believe that major health care legislation will not pass this year. But as Heritage Vice President Stuart Butler explains in The New England Journal Medicine one seemingly minor proposal in the Senate health care bill could end up having huge repercussions for our entire health care system: … More

    Learn from Britain’s Mistakes: Don’t Centralize Health Care in Washington

    To understand the dangers of a government takeover of health care, America should study Britain’s system, which exemplifies the shortcomings of heavily regulated, nationalized health care. A recent report by Robin Harris of the Heritage Foundation outlines the deterioration of Britain’s health care system due to years of liberal health … More