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    Sen. Ron Johnson: Lawmakers Should Not Get Special Treatment Under Obamacare

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R–Wis.) today acknowledged that his lawsuit against the federal government—filed to prevent special Obamacare-related handouts to members of Congress—faces an uphill battle. Despite the long odds, however, Johnson reiterated his commitment to push the case. During this morning’s health care panel at The Heritage Foundation, Johnson announced … More

    UPDATED | Where You Can Buy Health Insurance After Today

    UPDATE (April 2): We wrote on March 31 (below) that Americans would still be able to buy health insurance in the individual market—outside Obamacare’s exchanges—after the Obamacare deadline. The Associated Press reported the same thing on April 1: Buyers can always go directly to an insurance company, but it may … More

    This Court Case Could Knock Out One of the Most Important Parts of Obamacare

    While media attention is focused on the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court, there is another important Obamacare case being heard today before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Federal courts don’t just issue decisions on constitutional grounds. They also interpret and apply … More

    Have You Saved $2,500 Lately?

    President Obama recently admitted that Obamacare will cause some Americans to lose their doctors. Some have suggested that his promise “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” should be 2014’s “Lie of the Year.” But what about his promise that Obamacare would lower premiums by $2,500 per … More

    AP Analysis: Cancer Centers Not Part of Many Obamacare Plan Networks

      President Obama conceded last week that Americans enrolling in Obamacare’s state- and federal-run insurance exchanges might lose their doctors to get low insurance premiums—and that might not be the end of their access problems. This week, The Associated Press is reporting that Obamacare consumers are also losing access to … More

    Congress and Obamacare: Another Escape Hatch for Members and Staff

    If Members of Congress and staff don’t like being enrolled in Obamacare, they can retire. If they qualify as retirees, Members and staff can then continue to get their health insurance coverage in the popular and successful Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), the largest group health insurance program in … More

    New Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Are No Reason to Pop the Champagne

    To hear the White House tell it, you’d think that Obamacare is going swimmingly. Liberals are cheering the new Obamacare enrollment numbers that for the first time exceeded the Congressional Budget Office’s projection of 1.06 million for the month of January. “We think that what is happening is what we … More

    Young Adults Spurn Obamacare

    Young adults just aren’t that into Obamacare. Only 24 percent of enrollees in the Obamacare exchanges are young adults aged 18 to 34, according to a report released today by the Department of Health and Human Services.  That’s far fewer than the 38 percent of enrollees the Obama administration said … More

    New Lawsuit Against Congressional Obamacare Exception Announced

    Senator Ron Johnson (R–WI) announced a lawsuit today challenging the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) illegal special treatment of Members of Congress and their staffs. Heritage laid the groundwork for this hugely important lawsuit. As it became clear that Members of Congress and their staffs would be forced to pay … More

    The Research Papers You Relied on the Most in 2013

    The Heritage Foundation is dedicated to policy research of the utmost intellectual integrity. This year featured debates on a wide range of policy issues, and Heritage’s research played an important role on Capitol Hill and throughout America. Here are the five most popular research papers from 2013. How Will You … More