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    VIDEO: Ryan Goes on Offense, from the White House to the U.S. House

    “We have a budget crisis. We’ve got a $1.5 trillion deficit. We’ve got a debt that is getting out of our control. And what do you do when you have a problem like that? You pass a budget,” said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) Wednesday from the House … More

    Bye-Bye, Medicare! (As You Know It)

    The hot Washington Medicare debate centers on whether congressional Republicans will, in the language of the left, “End Medicare As We Know It.” But the dirty little secret on Capitol Hill is that Obamacare already ended the program as we know it. They don’t tell you that in those clever … More

    New Study Shows Higher Health Care Costs under Obamacare

    Despite President Obama’s assurances that his massive overhaul of the health care system would control health care costs and allow Americans to keep their current coverage, the outlook indicates otherwise. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) recently released its annual report on medical cost trends for 2012, and it is revealing. The report shows … More

    VIDEO: Rep. Ryan and the Truth About Medicare

    When it comes to the budget, there’s fact and fiction, distortions and reality. And today, the left has been lobbing lies about Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) House-passed Fiscal Year 2012 Budget – The Path to Prosperity – alleging that it puts Medicare at risk. In a new video, Chairman Ryan … More

    Obamacare’s Accountable Care Organizations Leave Much to Be Desired

    As the debate heats up over how best to control runaway Medicare spending, one provision of Obamacare has received growing attention.  The new law creates accountable care organizations (ACOs) primarily to address fragmentation and rising costs in the health care system, but supporters tout ACOs as a key solution to … More

    Congressman Roskam Discusses Energy, Gas on Heritage Radio

    On Sunday, May 22, the team at Heritage Libertad hosted their monthly talk show on WEBR Fairfax public radio. The bilingual show – with the first half in Spanish and the second half in English – featured commentary on a broad range of topics. The English segment covered the economy, … More

    Medicare's Worsening Finances: The Other Shoe Drops

    A week ago, the Medicare Trustees issued their annual report, which showed that the program is on the fact track to insolvency. The 2011 analysis projected that the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund (which funds Medicare Part A) will be insolvent in 2024, and the program’s long-term unfunded obligations—promised benefits that … More

    Medicare’s Deteriorating Financial Condition

    The just released 2011 Medicare trustees report does not contain any big surprises. Much of what the trustees say in this report they have said before: Medicare poses enormous challenges for patients and taxpayers alike, and its financial condition continues a downward slide. Some key findings: Medicare’s unfunded obligations increased … More

    Morning Bell: Saving the American Dream

    Fellow Americans: Today, I am excited to announce the release of The Heritage Foundation’s comprehensive agenda that sets a new course for the size and scope of the federal government. The new report, “Saving the American Dream: Heritage’s Plan to Fix the Debt, Cut Spending, and Restore Prosperity,” lays out … More

    Online Chat on our Fiscal Future

    Join our “Lunch with Heritage” chat from 12-1 ET. We are taking questions about the growth of entitlement programs and how they affect our  fiscal future. We will be joined by Research Associate Kate Nix, one of the co-authors of the 2011 Budget Chart Book which graphically illustrates the unsustainable … More