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    Check Out the 2010 Budget Chart Book--New and Improved!

    The federal budget is on an unsustainable course with red ink as far as the eye can see, so it is especially important for Americans to understand spending, taxes, and debt.

    The Heritage Foundation’s Budget Chart Book is a user-friendly way to learn about the federal budget in pictures. More

    Guest Blogger: Thomas Perrin on Florida's Possible Medicaid Waiver

    In 2006, under former Governor Jeb Bush, Florida rolled out the most comprehensive Medicaid reform plan in the country. Studies from both The James Madison Institute and the University of Florida have shown these innovative reforms not only save money, but also improve the quality of care. On Wednesday, the … More

    Reconciliation Bill Increases ObamaCare Medicaid Costs for Twenty Eight States

    The U.S. Senate is currently debating H.R. 4872, which amends the Obamacare bill passed by the House Sunday evening and signed into law by the President on Tuesday. This second piece of legislation is advertised as necessary to “fix” problems with the basic Obamacare legislation — such as by deleting … More

    Morning Bell: Congress vs. The American People

    Another day, two new polls showing the American people are strongly against the health care plan President Barack Obama will sign into law today. According to CNN, 59% of Americans oppose President Obama’s plan. And according to CBS News, 48% of Americans oppose the plan (with 33% in strong opposition) … More

    Reconciliation Bill Tosses New York a Fiscal Hand Grenade

    The pending health care legislation would cover the uninsured mainly by dumping most of them into the federal/state Medicaid program. Not surprisingly, many states have objected to the additional costs that such a Medicaid expansion would impose on their taxpayers. Indeed, that was the motivation behind the infamous “Cornhusker Kickback” … More

    A First Look At The House Health Care Fix: More Bad News

    In their feverish effort to enact the Senate health bill, the House leadership recently released their 153 page bill to fix the underlying 2,409 page Senate legislation through the budget reconciliation process. As a matter of health policy, there is little that is substantively different between the Senate bill and … More

    Health Coverage for All Americans? Not Under the Senate Health Bill

    As Congressional leaders continue to search for ways to pass the Senate health bill in the House later this week, Americans continue to be subjected to dubious rhetoric surrounding the bill’s provisions.  The Senate bill’s supporters claim that their legislation must be made law, no matter the cost, in order … More

    Medicaid Expansion Neglects Program’s Current Failures

    This week, the House is preparing to vote on the Senate-passed health care bill, which depends on a massive expansion of Medicaid to reduce the number of uninsured. However, as has become apparent in the months of debate surrounding Democrats’ health care proposals, all that glitters is not gold—especially in … More

    Health Care Provisions Buried in The Unemployment Benefits Extenders Bill

    Congressional liberals are working overtime. In case you missed it, hidden behind the non-stop news coverage of the health care debate, the Senate-passed extenders bill includes several health care provisions that follow the same flawed policies of the big Stimulus Bill. Once again, these provisions  move the health care system … More

    The Obama Budget: Spend, Entitle, Borrow

    Last Friday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the president’s 2011 budget submission to Congress. This report hasn’t gotten nearly the attention it deserves. When the administration released its budget in early February, the news seemed bad enough. By its own reckoning, the Obama administration’s budget plan … More