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    Obamacare and Abortion: New Rules Further Burden Conscience

    Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) submitted a final rulemaking on the state health insurance exchanges that created yet another accounting shell game, one that could force private citizens to pay for coverage of elective abortions. Beginning in 2014, individuals forced to purchase health insurance under … More

    Obamacare Fails To Empower People

    This year marks the 35th anniversary of a small but extremely influential book: To Empower People, by Peter Berger and Richard John Neuhaus. If you’ve ever heard the term “mediating institutions,” this is the book that made it (more) popular. In their 45-page treatise, Berger and Neuhaus argue that a healthy nation relies on local … More

    Senators Demand Release of Head Start Data

    Four years after data collection was completed, Americans are still awaiting the results of a study conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the impact of the federal Head Start program. “The United States fought and won in the Pacific and Atlantic fronts of World War … More

    Obamacare Knows Best?

    In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Scott Gottlieb, a physician and resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, highlights how one group, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), will have power over what Americans’ health care plans will and will not include. Under Obamacare, the recommendations made … More

    Thousands More Oppose Obamacare Mandate's Religious Liberty Violations

    More than 2,500 Christian leaders have signed a letter opposing Obamcare’s anti-conscience mandate. The letter’s release adds to the most recent furor over the rule’s blatant violation of religious liberty and decries the mandate’s coercion of religious employers to subsidize abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilization regardless of moral or religious … More

    Voices of Opposition Speak Out Against Obama's Contraception Mandate 'Accommodation'

    “Simply unacceptable.” That’s the near-unanimous response to President Obama’s supposed “accommodation” offered to those who objected to Obamacare’s mandate that religious institutions pay for contraceptive products and services—including abortion-inducing drugs. That mandate — which tramples heavily on religious liberties — drew tremendous fire across the board, from Christians and Jews alike, drowning the President … More

    Conscience "Accommodation" Doesn’t Address Underlying Problem

    On Friday, President Obama announced an “accommodation” to the Health and Human Services (HHS) contraceptive mandate: Rather than requiring religious organizations that provide group health insurance to cover sterilization, contraception, and some abortion-inducing drugs, those religious organizations will now likely pay higher premiums to insurance companies who will provide these … More

    Many Faiths Unite in Opposition to Obama Attack on Religious Liberty

    The Obama Administration’s mandate under the Obamacare statute that many religious employers provide health care coverage for contraception, abortifacients, and human sterilization tramples upon their constitutionally guaranteed free exercise of religion.  Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced the Administration policy.  Many … More

    As Heritage Predicted, Obamacare Burdens Freedom of Conscience

    The enormous storm brewing over health care in the last several years has included debate on everything from costs of care to covering the uninsured. One of the most charged issues involves moral controversies that intersect with health care. In 2006, Heritage published a paper explaining how reducing personal control … More

    Obamacare: CLASS Act Repeal Vote Approaching in the House

    The House of Representatives is expected to vote as early as tomorrow on H.R. 1173, the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011. This bill would repeal the CLASS Act, Obamacare’s new long-term care entitlement. The CLASS Act is just another reminder that the entire health care law is … More