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    Think Again: The Arkansas Plan for Medicaid Is Still a Bad Idea

    In a desperate attempt to keep the Obamacare Medicaid expansion alive, supporters are trying to break the logjam by suggesting states pursue an “Arkansas model.” However, there are several reasons why it is still a bad idea: Accepts the expansion and funding. Supporters of the Arkansas plan suggest it is … More

    WATCH: Heritage Hangout on Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

    One of the main ways Obamacare was supposed to extend health insurance was by putting more people on Medicaid, the federal-state health care program that serves low-income children, disabled Americans, pregnant women, and seniors. But can states afford it? Do they have any other options? On Friday at noon ET, … More

    Medicaid Expansion May Be Forced into Law in Montana

    The states play an important role in protecting citizens against this flawed federal health care law–from challenging the health care law before the Supreme Court, to resisting efforts to establish Obamacare exchanges or expand a failing Medicaid program, to offering alternative proposals that will ensure citizens are not left abandoned … More

    VIDEO: Schumer Admits Obamacare Will Increase Health Care Costs

    It’s been a rough week for Obamacare. First came President Obama’s laughable defense of the health-care law, then news spread about an outcry from local leaders in Minnesota worried about the soaring costs of the “Affordable” Care Act. The New England Journal of Medicine released a study Wednesday undermining the left’s central … More

    Obama: There Will Be “Bumps” and “Glitches” in Obamacare

    In light of negative comments made by Congressional Democrats, President Obama discussed the implementation of Obamacare at a press conference this week, explaining that “even if we do everything perfectly, there’ll still be, you know, glitches and bumps, and there’ll be stories that can be written that says, oh, look, … More

    Temporary Debt Paydown Just a Drop in the Bucket

    Reports that the federal government will put a little bit of money toward the massive federal debt for the first time in six years make for an interesting tidbit, but Washington’s spending and debt problem is only getting bigger. The Wall Street Journal reports, “The Treasury Department said that it … More

    Morning Bell: President Says Obamacare Is Going Great

    Obamacare is “working fine,” President Obama said yesterday in his press conference. It’s made health insurance “stronger, better, more secure than it was before.” There are just a few slight details left to be implemented, but we shouldn’t worry about those, according to the President. Right. There’s nothing to worry … More

    Medicaid Expansion in Arkansas: A Fig Leaf, Not a Solution

    As action to stop Obamacare languishes in Washington, the debate continues at the state level. Heritage is hosting a series of health care reports from our allies in the states to provide an up-close view of state-level action regarding Obamacare. The states play an important role in protecting citizens against … More

    GUEST POST: Medicaid’s Looming Long-Term Care Crisis

    As we work to rein in wasteful spending and improve retirement security, our nation cannot afford to overlook Medicaid’s long-term care financing crisis. We’re completely unprepared for the coming “age wave.” More than 15 million Americans will be 85 years or older in 2040. While seven in 10 seniors will … More

    10 Myths About the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

    As Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion is being debated in the states, many myths are being perpetuated by its advocates. Here, Heritage provides the research to debunk such myths: 1. Myth: Expanding Medicaid is “free money” for the states. Reality: The expansion adds an estimated $638 billion in new government spending from … More