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    Are Americans Tired of the Obamacare Debate? Obama Says Yes

    The American public wants lawmakers to move on from the political debate over the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama stressed today in a press conference. “We’ve been having a political fight about this for 5 years—we need to move on to something else,” he said, chastising Republican … More

    Why the Government Shouldn't be an ATM

    Our federal government is very good at moving money from place to place. In fact, some 70 percent of federal government spending consists of simply shipping money from one place to another — after taking a cut off the top. “In effect the government has become primarily a massive money-transfer … More

    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

    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

    Utah to Expand Medicaid, Governor Signals

    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said yesterday that his state will expand its Medicaid program to cover more of those who don’t have health insurance. Talking with reporters at a monthly news conference, broadcast live by KUED Channel 7, the Republican governor said:  “Doing nothing…I’ve taken off the table. Doing nothing … 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

    Your Money in Pictures: The Top 5 Charts of 2013

    As part of our countdown to the new year, here are Heritage’s top five must-see charts of 2013. 5. What If a Typical Family Spent Money Like the Federal Government? While middle-class families are still plagued by a sluggish recovery in the Obama economy, this is what their finances would … 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

    What Will Happen When (and If) HealthCare.gov Actually Works

    HealthCare.gov may or may not be working—for some people. That seems to be the clearest assessment after the Obama Administration has flubbed two deadlines to get the Obamacare website working. The disaster has spawned countless news stories and updates about the website’s progress. But here’s the most important story: HealthCare.gov … 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