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    Paying for Obamacare: Kicking the Can Down the Road to Future Generations

    Health care reform was supposed to lower health care spending while expanding access for the uninsured.  Instead, though Obamacare will cost taxpayers trillions, it will do little to address the rising cost of care.  The government overhaul will not only have large and immediate negative effects for Americans of every … More

    Tax Extenders Bill Still Contains Irresponsible Spending Increases and Dangerous Tax Hikes

    Congressional leaders have responded to the backlash against the original $174 billion cost of the “tax extenders” bill by reducing its cost by $47 billion. Even with the reduction, the bill will still add $84 billion to the deficit over the next decade. They have reduced the amount of spending … More

    Obamacare's Cooked Books and the "Doc Fix"

    The Obama administration continues to insist (see this post from White House budget director Peter Orszag) that the recently enacted health-care law will reduce the federal budget deficit by $100 billion over ten years and by ten times that amount in the second decade of implementation. They cite the Congressional … More

    Side Effects: Seniors Will Lose Big Under Obamacare

    Passage of Obamacare will have negative consequences for practically all Americans. However, it is the nation’s senior citizens who will get the short end of the stick after enactment of the President’s health care agenda. In a recent paper, Heritage health policy expert Robert Moffit, Ph.D., lays out the specific provisions of … More

    Side Effects: The Doctor Is NOT In

    Doctors are becoming increasingly demoralized. And no wonder!  They are losing control over their professional independence and the Washington lobbyists they hire to represent them are collaborators with an increasingly hostile Washington political establishment. While the President repeatedly told Americans that his health agenda would not interfere with their relationship … More

    Side Effects: Pre-Existing Physician Payment Problems Persist

    No one can criticize the Obamacare legislation for being too short.  But even at 2K+ pages, the new law fails to address some major problems with the health system.  One of these is the flawed formula Congress created years ago to determine how much the Medicare payment physicians receive for … More

    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

    Side Effects: New Entitlement Compounds Debt Problems of Existing Entitlement

    Obamacare was sold as a way to improve benefits and expand coverage.  But it doesn’t seem to be panning out that way. Almost immediately, major companies offering excellent health coverage to both active workers and retirees said the new law would cost them a bundle.  AT&T alone said they’d have … More

    Rep. Paul Ryan: The Way Forward on Health Care Reform

    While President Obama and congressional liberals have yet to come down from the high of passing their historically horrible health care legislation, conservatives are still hard at work promoting health care reform.  This is because with its numerous new taxes, mandates, penalties, regulations, and new role for government, Obamacare can … More

    Obamacare Spells Disaster for Americans

    Now that Obamacare passed, the Left is calling it a truly historic achievement,  chalking it up as a victory for health care reformers everywhere.  With the enactment of the House-Senate reconciliation bill, the so-called “fix” to the Senate bill,  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) remarked that the bill did “something very … More