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    The 2010 Index of Dependence on Government

    The Heritage Foundation’s 2010 Index of Dependence on Government, published today, showcases the disturbing trend of Americans becoming more dependent on their government – via their fellow non-dependent tax paying Americans – than ever before. The surge in the Index of 13.6% over last year takes the Index to an … More

    CLASS Act Repeal Should Be Taken Seriously

    Should Americans be forced into mandatory participation in a government-run long-term care Ponzi scheme? Or is a taxpayer bailout of another congressional misadventure a better idea? These may be the choices confronting a future Congress if the Community Living Assistance Services and Support (CLASS) Program is left intact. CLASS is … More

    The Uninsured Numbers Are Bad, but Obamacare Can Make Them Worse

    The Census Bureau’s annual snapshot out today shows there were 50.7 million, or 16.7 percent of the population, without health coverage in 2009. These numbers come as the nation experiences a growing shift from private health coverage to more expansive public health programs. Given today’s high rates of unemployment and … More

    Side Effects: More Americans Will Feel the Pain of Medicaid’s Shortcomings

    Lawmakers shoved through Obamacare on the promise that it would decrease the number of uninsured Americans. The new law does this by expanding Medicaid’s eligibility to cover an additional 16 million Americans by 2019, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).  However, recent analysis from former CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin … More

    Side Effects: Obamacare Widens Health Care Disparities

    In a recent op-ed in the Spanish media, President Barack Obama espoused the new health reform law would ensure that minorities like Latinos would have access to health care services through better coverage options. However, the President left out that the bulk of this “coverage” is pushing many Hispanic and … More

    Medicaid May Bust State Budgets Next Year

    The Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just updated national health spending projections as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). While many of its estimates are disconcerting, one estimate in particular is eye-popping and will be unwelcome news … More

    One in Six Americans Receives Government Assistance

    One in six Americans now receives some form of government assistance, reported last week’s U.S.A Today. Fifty million are on Medicaid, a record high and a whopping 17 percent increase since December 2007. Food stamp enrollment has climbed nearly 50 percent since 2008 and now stands at 40 million, or … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) on Obamacare

    If at first you don’t succeed, change the message. That’s the lesson learned when it comes to the new trillion dollar health law passed this spring. One of the central advocacy groups who pushed for the Obamacare recently held a confidential ”messaging” conference call with the progressive movement where they revealed the … More

    Morning Bell: The Age of Entitlements Must End

    The latest Democracy Corps poll, performed by Democratic pollsters Stan Greenberg, James Carville and Bob Shrum, shows that by a 64% – 29% margin, the American people believe that things in this country “have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track.” But nobody seems to have bothered to tell … More

    Latest Bailout Paid for Only in Fantasyland

    The House of Representatives rushed back to Washington yesterday in the middle of their six-week vacation to pass yet another bailout. This latest one, $26 billion in total, temporarily saves state governments that have overspent for years from fixing their chronic budget problems. The newest bailout spends $10 billion for … More