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    Obamacare at the Court Preview: Day 2, The Individual Mandate

    Call it the main event: after a day puzzling over whether Obamacare’s fines on those who don’t buy insurance constitute a tax or a penalty—an important threshold issue, to be sure, but one that hasn’t quite captured the public’s imagination—the Court today will hear oral argument regarding one of the … More

    VIDEO: Doctor-Turned-Lawmaker Sen. John Barrasso Fights Obamacare

    Sen. John Barrasso earned the nickname “Wyoming’s Doctor” after working for 24 years as an orthopedic surgeon in Casper. Today he represents the state in the U.S. Senate and is one of the leading critics of Obamacare. More than two decades with patients gave Barrasso a firsthand glimpse of government’s … More

    Attention, Obamacare Court Watchers: Synchronize Watches... Now!

    Six hours of oral argument will be conducted in four sessions, spread over three days.  That’s what the Supreme Court has allocated for the cases challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). The arguments begin Monday, as attorneys representing 26 states, the National Federation … More

    Scribecast: NFIB's Karen Harned on Obamacare at the Supreme Court

    Shortly after President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law two years ago, the National Federation of Independent Business joined a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality. After victories in district court and federal appeals court, Obamacare goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week. Karen Harned, executive … More

    PODCAST: Obamacare's Supreme Court Challenge

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director of the Judicial Crisis Network, discusses her work on the Supreme Court challenge to Obamacare being argued next week. Click here to listen. What’s the likely breakdown of the decision going to be? Is the individual mandate … More

    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 Debate Comes to Heritage

    In an opinion piece over the weekend, Washington Post Supreme Court reporter Robert Barnes posits that the government may be able to “lure” eight of the nine justices to uphold the Affordable Care Act.  Barnes asserts that even conservative bastion Antonin Scalia might agree with the government that Congress’s power … More

    Morning Bell: The Secret Plan to Defend Obamacare

    This week, The Heritage Foundation’s Rob Bluey obtained a four-page strategy memo that outlines a White House-coordinated campaign to force an unwilling public to accept Obamacare. Once again, all the strategies by the Administration and its liberal allies involve how better to message this hated law as the anniversary of its passage approaches and … More

    Point-By-Point: The Case Against Obamacare

    Two years ago, Congress and President Obama rushed to pass the enormous 2,700-page health care law that most didn’t even have time to read. As time has passed, Heritage experts have analyzed the law and written extensively on the need for its repeal. The major components of Heritage’s Case Against … More

    Health Care Expert Sally Pipes on Repealing, Replacing Obamacare

    As a Canadian and firsthand witness of Canada’s government-run health care system, Sally Pipes is warning that Obamacare will exacerbate the existing problems of rising costs and lack of access in the American health care system. At a recent Heritage event, Pipes, president and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute, … More