• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • Obama Health Care Plan

    Could Trillion Dollar Debt Kill Obama Health Care Reform?

    It seems the President’s spending habits have finally caught up with him, threatening to kill a government overhaul of health care. Though President Obama and congressional Democrats continue to insist that health care reform is on the horizon, the increasing national concern over the rising public debt presents an undeniable … More

    Obama's Health-Care Summit – Gimmick or Negotiation?

    On February 25th, the White House has proposed a bipartisan, half-day televised summit on health care. It is unclear as to whether this is a publicity stunt by the Obama Administration or a good faith effort to negotiate with Republicans to come up with a bipartisan health care reform bill. … More

    Morning Bell: A Six-Hour Infomercial Can't Save Obamacare

    Right before the Super Bowl, President Barack Obama spoke about health care reform with CBS News’ Katie Couric: “I want to come back and have a large meeting, Republicans and Democrats, to go through systematically all the best ideas that are out there and move it forward.” According to aides, … More

    Has Obamacare Already Won? Existing Government Programs to Take Over Health Care by 2012

    For the past several months, Washington has exhausted every possible method to pass a health care bill designed to increase government’s control over health care.  They haven’t been successful yet, but that may not matter: even without Obamacare, government health spending is set to increase far faster than private health … More

    The Public Option Threat Still Buried in the Senate Bill

    Most Americans now believe that major health care legislation will not pass this year. But as Heritage Vice President Stuart Butler explains in The New England Journal Medicine one seemingly minor proposal in the Senate health care bill could end up having huge repercussions for our entire health care system: … More

    The States Fight Back: Virginia Rejects Obamacare's Individual Mandates

    Yesterday the U.S. Constitution and federalism won a key battle. The Virginia Senate, which has a Democrat Majority, passed a bill prohibiting a requirement for Virginians to purchase health-care insurance. Five Democrats from swing districts joined all of the Senate Republicans in voting in favor of the measure. And with … More

    Welcome and Get Well Soon!

    The United States health care system is not nearly as free market and consumer driven as it should be. And while government continues to slowly takeover our health care system, and Obamacare would fast-forward that development, the U.S. system is still more free than the Canadian “single-payer” system. And how … More

    VIDEO: You Asked for Health Care Ideas, Mr. President. Here Are Three.

    President Barack Obama asked Congress not to “walk away” from health care reform in his State of the Union address and to send him ideas for improving health care. Heritage’s Bob Moffit, director of the Center for Health Policy Studies, says there’s a problem with the Congressional health care plan … More

    Lessons from the Recent Past: Rumors of Obamacare’s Death are Premature

    Media reports that Obamacare is near death are premature. And, if the past is any guide, flat out wrong. It is possible for the Administration to lose politically in pushing its federal takeover of health care, and yet win the policy battle. Consider the fate of Clintoncare bill of the … More

    Learn from Britain’s Mistakes: Don’t Centralize Health Care in Washington

    To understand the dangers of a government takeover of health care, America should study Britain’s system, which exemplifies the shortcomings of heavily regulated, nationalized health care. A recent report by Robin Harris of the Heritage Foundation outlines the deterioration of Britain’s health care system due to years of liberal health … More