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    Obamacare's Dumping Ground

    If President Obama—or anyone else—is expecting that Medicaid will be Obamacare’s salvation, look elsewhere. The president said last week that “We’ve got close to 7 million Americans who have access to health care for the first time because of Medicaid expansion.” But even The Washington Post’s “fact checker” gave President … More

    Where's the Bad News on the Deficit? Here It Is.

    The Washington press corps was all atwitter yesterday with the news that the budget deficit is shrinking and the red ink will hit a seven-year low of $514 billion this year and $478 billion next year. Wait. This is progress? Half-trillion-dollar deficits would have been unthinkable a decade ago; now … More

    2014: Obamacare Puts Down Roots for the Long Haul

    Yes, Obamacare has raised premiums, caused people to lose their health coverage, raised taxes, and more. But on January 1, Obamacare started digging in for the long haul: putting down the deep roots of entitlement programs. Entitlements—like the big three of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid—are the biggest causes of … More

    This Is No Obamacare Success Story, Mr. President

    Most of the people applying for Obamacare are being funneled into Medicaid. President Obama boasted that sending these 803,000 people to Medicaid is an under-reported Obamacare success. But this does not equal success—in fact, it’s a negative for the enrollees themselves and for taxpayers. Here are four reasons why this … More

    Obamacare Undermines American Values

    We wrote earlier this week about the ways Obamacare discourages marriage and work. These aren’t the only traditional values it undermines. Obamacare goes against two values that should be no-brainers: prioritizing American citizens over non-citizens, and prioritizing help for the disabled over assistance for able-bodied adults. Prioritizing Non-Citizens Over American … More

    Obama Said This with a Straight Face

    “Thousands of people are signing up and saving money as we speak.” Yes, President Obama actually said that yesterday about Obamacare. As we all know, for the vast majority of people, the opposite is true. SIGNING UP? Most people have found it impossible to sign up for coverage through the … More

    A Big Day for Medicaid in Ohio: Not So Fast

    The fight over Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion is still raging in Ohio, and today will be a decisive day in that battle as Governor John Kasich (R) attempts to use executive authority to ram through an ill-advised Medicaid expansion. Proponents try to sell the expansion as a conservative policy that even … More

    Obamacare: Insurance for Inmates?

    Even as the country prepares for the launch of Obamacare’s new entitlements tomorrow, research from the non-profit Center for Health Care Strategies reveals that millions of inmates could receive health insurance under the new entitlements. Slide 10 of the presentation, which discusses the impact of the Medicaid expansion on the … More

    What You Need to Know About the Debt Limit

    The Congressional Budget Office just dropped a budget update on Washington, and it’s not good. The U.S. government is spending recklessly—and Obamacare is adding fuel to the fire. The new report comes at a crucial time, as negotiations over the debt limit are starting up again. Here are some basics … More

    Health Care Spending Crisis Coming; Obamacare Adding Fuel to the Fire

    Today’s Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report reiterates the long-standing and obvious fact that there is a health care spending crisis approaching, resulting largely from the structurally flawed Medicare program and made significantly worse by Obamacare’s new unfunded entitlement spending. The key points: Medicare spending is unsustainable, but it’s even more … More