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    The States to Speaker Pelosi: They’re Serious

    When Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was asked by a reporter “where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate,” she responded, “Are you serious? Are you serious?” Today comes an answer from Florida, 19 other states, and the National Federation of Independent Businesses: … More

    Iowa Legislator Aims to Inhibit Effects of Obamacare

    Long before President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, Iowa state representative Linda Upmeyer knew she opposed it and attempted to prevent the most objectionable provisions from affecting her state. Six months after its passage, she’s still against Obamacare — and willing to do whatever … More

    The Medicare Bureaucracy: Ready To Disrupt Seniors’ Drug Coverage

    “If you like your health care plan you can keep it.”  This was a mantra from President Obama throughout the health care debate.  The President also promised that his health care overhaul would not affect seniors’ benefits. But, despite all the promises, a new report from Avalere Health shows that, … More

    Exclusive Video: Gov. Mitch Daniels on Obamacare's Devastating Consequences

    Editor’s Note: On the right, please watch our exclusive interview with Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, and then below, please read an original guest blog to The Foundry from the Governor himself. We’ve been through a global recession. Now we’re fighting through a stalled recovery. Revenues are the lowest they’ve been … More

    Obamacare: A Parent's Worst Nightmare

    Nothing is more important to Larry Patterson than his family. His four kids, who range from a 2-year-old to a college graduate, shape his outlook on life. They’re one of the primary reasons he’s concerned about the devastating consequences of Obamacare. Patterson has good reason to be worried. The Patient … More

    It’s Official: Medicare’s Finances Shadowed by Uncertainty

    If you do a quick read of the Medicare Trustees Report, it would seem that Medicare’s finances have dramatically improved since last year. The 2010 report shows that Medicare has a $30.8 trillion shortfall (net present value terms of excess costs over revenues over the 75-year time horizon). Last year … More

    United Nations Defends North Korean Health Care System

    North Korea came under criticism from Amnesty International last week for the dismal state of the country’s health care system. While North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or DPRK) has a well-earned reputation for disregarding the interests of its people – malnutrition is common and many of the … More

    Side Effects: House Fix Is Just the Beginning to Plugging the Holes in Obamacare

    Though Democrats’ health care bill has already been signed into law, work on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is anything but complete. Last Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would make several technical corrections to the health bill hastily passed last March. The authors of the … More

    ObamaCare Packs Adverse Impacts and Uncertainty for States, Employees, and Businesses

    At a recent AEI conference entitled “Health Care Reform: An Initial Checkup,” experts from a range of sectors discussed the implications of the provisions of the PPACA that are already defined, and pondered the many that are not. The early morning discussion revolved around the new law’s impact on low-skilled … More

    Bringing Leviathan to Life: Experts Look at the Implementation of Obamacare

    A June Health Affairs briefing on the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) showed just how deep the chasm is between many of Washington’s policy experts and ordinary Americans.  At the briefing, panelists discussed the potential impact and implementation of the PPACA amidst the public’s uncertainty … More