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    Obamacare State Exchange Directors Defend Programs on Capitol Hill

    Six heads of state exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, defended their often poor-performing online insurance marketplaces yesterday on Capitol Hill. Appearing before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, state leaders for Obamacare insurance exchanges in Maryland, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Minnesota, Oregon, and California were grilled … More

    A Temporary Medicare SGR “Patch” Is Better Than Permanent Deficits

    House Speaker John Boehner (R–OH) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) have just reached an agreement on a temporary, 12-month Medicare “doc fix” that would block a 24 percent cut in Medicare physician payment, which was scheduled to go into effect on April 1. It would also keep Medicare … More

    AP Analysis: Cancer Centers Not Part of Many Obamacare Plan Networks

      President Obama conceded last week that Americans enrolling in Obamacare’s state- and federal-run insurance exchanges might lose their doctors to get low insurance premiums—and that might not be the end of their access problems. This week, The Associated Press is reporting that Obamacare consumers are also losing access to … More

    46-Day Delay in Obamacare — in 2015

    As Healthcare.gov continues to malfunction and already 5 million people contend with canceled health insurance plans, reports are that the Administration will delay open enrollment in Obamacare in 2015. That’s right. They are delaying 2015 enrollment, not 2014 enrollment, which is the immediate debacle harming Americans. Citing concern for insurers … More

    Still Stuck: An Update on the Obamacare Cancelations “Fix”

    One week ago, the President presented his solution for the millions of Americans who are receiving insurance cancellation notices because of Obamacare. His solution for the 4.7 million known cancellations depended on a “yes” from 50 different state health insurance commissioners and multiple insurance carriers operating in multiple markets. So … More

    Latest Obamacare Bombshells: HealthCare.gov Far from Complete, and Payment System Not Built

    You would think that it couldn’t get much worse for the Obamacare rollout, but a few new bombs dropped this week. Payment System for Obamacare Not Built Yet In a House hearing yesterday, when asked what remains to be done in work on the federal marketplace (HealthCare.gov), Henry Chao, Obamacare’s … More

    How Obamacare Will Affect All Americans

    In response to the wave of insurance cancellations hitting millions of Americans, and the admission by some that President Obama’s “if you like your plan” promise was false, Obamacare’s defenders are now taking a different tack. While the law’s supporters finally admit that some people will be worse off under … More

    #Instatruth: Instagram Videos on Obamacare from Real People

    Heritage has a new feature on our Instagram channel — #Instatruth! Using Instagram’s new video feature, we’ve recorded short videos of individuals expressing why they believe Obamacare should be defunded. These personal videos showcase how the law affects you — and add another layer to our previous #StopObamacare Instagram campaign. … More

    Obamacare, Health Costs, and Jobs

    Yesterday, the Brookings Institution released updated statistics on the role of health care jobs in the broader economy. The study’s findings provide interesting grist for the ongoing debate about Obamacare’s impact on jobs. Three theories follow from the data. 1. Obamacare Has Not Affected Health Care Jobs The chart showing … More

    American Public Still Doesn’t Like Obamacare

    Despite declarations made by advocates that Obamacare is the “law of the land,” a new Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans still disapprove of it, with 52 percent of adults generally disapproving. But a more telling measure of support comes from the response to this question from those … More