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    Health Benefits Are Part of Worker Pay

    George Mason University economics professor Don Boudreaux writes a letter to The Washington Post correcting columnist E.J. Dionne’s mistaken defense of Barack Obama’s health care plan: According to E.J. Dionne, “Few investments would help businesses more than offloading a share of their health-care costs to the government. It’s social justice … More

    The Safe Choice on Health Care

    The Heritage Foundation has long been an advocate for increased consumer choice in health care. In The New York Post, The Cato Institute’s Michael Cannon does a great job pushing back against some of the fear mongering coming from the left about what increased consumer choice would mean for consumer’s … More

    Who Will Make Your Health Care Decisions?

    This morning, The Lewin Group, a non-partisan health care econometrics firm, released its long-awaited report on the presidential candidates’ health plans. Lewin is “the gold standard of independent health-care analysis.” Its report revealed profound differences in the candidates’ directions for health reform. Barack Obama clearly favors an expansion of government … More

    Bell Ringers

    A round-up of Op-Eds from the Heritage Foundation India: A Land on the March – Ed Feulner As The Heritage Foundation’s “Index of Economic Freedom” shows each year, more economic freedom (an open economy operating under the rule of law) generates more economic growth. That, in turn, means a higher … More

    'Expand and Economize' vs 'Redeploy and Devolve'

    As part of their Health Care Watch series, The New York Times Campaign Stops blog invited Heritage vice president for domestic policy Stuart Butler to analyze the presidential candidates health care plans. Butler writes: Barack Obama’s approach might be called “expand and economize.” Essentially he would add commitments and centralize, … More

    Bureaucracy Won't Drive Change in Health Care

    Make a list of the things you think government does really well. Almost everyone can agree it is pitifully short. Why, then, would we want government to run something as important as health care? The argument for a federal solution to affordable health care assumes the feds will do a … More

    Bell Ringers

    Roundup of Op-Ed’s from the Heritage Foundation Should Washington loan the Big Three automakers $50 billion to develop fuel-efficient vehicles? No By Nick Loris and James Gattuso Regardless of whether such an assertion holds true for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, that argument does not hold water for the auto … More

    Canadians Confirm: Socialized Medicine is Terrible

    This past Tuesday night Intelligence Squared US hosted a live debate at The Rockefeller University on health care. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was among the participants and, not surprisingly he took the position that socialized medicine was awesome. Being in Manhattan, Krugman figured he probably had a sympathetic … More

    Tomorrow's Local Government Pension Crisis is Here

    When it comes to retirement and pension benefits, federal, state, and local government officials have all been humming the same mantra: never pay for something today if you can put off paying for it until tomorrow. Unfortunately, tomorrow is here. The federal government is on the hook for $41 trillion … More

    A Middle Class Bill of Rights

    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) dropped by Heritage this afternoon for our Conservative Bloggers’ Briefing to talk about his Middle Class Bill of Rights, a plan he’s crafted to address concerns he’s hearing from constituents in his district and across America. Cantor said for too long Democrats have claimed to ownership … More