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    Video: The Left’s Righteous War Against the Individual Mandate

    As we reported last week, now that the public option is no longer part of Obamacare, President Barack Obama’s leftist base is open revolt over the bill’s requirement that all Americans must buy health insurance or pay a fine. We’ve been calling this a health insurance company bailout for months, … More

    Nothing Voluntary About Obamacare's Mandate

    Some supporters of the health care “reform” bill being shoved through the Senate are dismissing concerns over the individual insurance mandate and the tax penalty imposed on those who don’t meet that requirement. They claim that because § 5000A of the bill waives criminal prosecution of taxpayers and says that … More

    Unconstitutional Mandate Attacked from the Left

    The Left is starting to recognize some of the perils of health care legislation that would create a whole new way for government to control its citizens. Democracy for America (run by Howard Dean’s brother) is now warning its left-wing allies, “The bill doesn’t actually “cover” 30-million more Americans – … More

    Morning Bell: The Left's Righteous War Against the Individual Mandate

    Explaining why he would vote against the Senate version of Obamacare if he were a Senator, former-Democratic National Committee Charmian Howard Dean told MSNBC last night: “You’re going to be forced to buy health insurance from a company that is going to take on average of 27% of your money … More

    Howard Dean: Obamacare Bigger Bailout for Insurance Companies Than AIG

    On Good Morning America today, former-Vermont Governor and former-Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean told host George Stephanopoulos: This is a bigger bailout for the insurance industry than AIG. A very small number of people are going to get any insurance at all, until 2014, if the bill works. … … More

    Putting Party and Vanity Above Country

    Like a desperate last-minute Christmas shopper who will grab any gift and pay any price, Congress may rush through a hasty and ill-conceived rewrite of health care legislation. President Obama’s message to Senators seems focused more on party loyal and an appeal to desires for glory than on what Americans … More

    The Individual Mandate in Obamacare is Unconstitutional

    Today, The Heritage Foundation will host an event with Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) discussing the constitutionality of the personal mandate to buy heath insurance. Also, Heritage will be releasing a paper authored by Randy Barnett, Nathan Stewart and Todd Gaziano arguing that this mandate is both unprecedented and unconstitutional. No … More

    Reid Health Bill Raises Premiums

    Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a new report detailing why individuals who purchase insurance in the non-group market would see much higher premiums in 2016 under Obamacare than they would under current law. On average, those in large-group employer-sponsored plans would see their premiums remain flat. But this … More

    Get Equipped on What’s at Stake with ObamaCare

    After a sneak-through Saturday night vote to make Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health care bill open for debate, the Senate comes back on Monday to decide how much more involvement the federal government will have over the private health care sector — one-sixth of the nation’s overall economy. With … More

    Criminalizing Health-Care Freedom

    Heritage senior fellows Brian Walsh and Hans von Spakovsky have a new article out at NRO on the jail time provisions that exist in both the House and Senate bills. Read the whole thing, but here are some key graphs: By transforming a refusal or failure to comply with a … More