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    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

    Opening the Door to Health Care Rationing Under Obamacare

    One of the biggest fears Americans have about Obamacare is who will ultimately control health care decisions: the government or patients and their doctors. New research by Heritage health policy analyst Kathryn Nix explains that while the law does not explicitly put those decisions in the hands of the government, … More

    One More Step toward the Right Medicare and Medicaid Reforms

    The President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is not set to release its final recommendations on how best to tackle deficit spending and entitlement reform until December 1. However, several of its members have already gone public with proposals to reduce runaway spending and put Medicare and Medicaid, … More

    Morning Bell: The Left is in Full Retreat

    Last Thursday, a who’s who of the progressive movement met for a conference call organized by Families USA and hosted by the advocacy group for government-run health care, The Herndon Alliance. The Alliance’s partners include AARP, AFL-CIO, SEIU, MoveOn and La Raza, among many others. Democratic pollsters John Anzalone, Celinda … More

    What Patient-Centered Health Care Reform Really Looks Like

    There’s a lot of talk these days about patient-centered health care reform. Before Obamacare, health care revolved around employers, and little has changed since passage of the new law. This is primarily due to federal policy regarding the tax treatment of employer-sponsored insurance, which was left untouched by the federal … More

    John Stossel Takes On The Health Insurance Industry

    Car insurance doesn’t pay to fill up your gas tank, why does health insurance pay for your flu shot? ABC’s John Stossel explores how third-party payments are driving up are nation’s health care costs: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WnS96NVlMI[/youtube] Obamacare would only make the status quo worse. Heritage scholars Bob Moffit and Nina Owcharenko … More

    The NYT Is Right, Real Choice Should Be Central Goal Of Health Reform

    David Leonhardt reports in today’s New York Times: You might think, then, that a central goal of health reform would be to offer people more choice. But it isn’t. Real choice is not part of the bills moving through the Democratic-led Congress; even if the much-debated government-run insurance plan was … More

    Another Good Conservative Alternative To Obamacare

    President Barack Obama consistently accuses Americans who are skeptical about his health care plan of supporting the stats quo. Like much of what Obama says about health care, this simply isn’t true. Whole Foods co-founder and CEO has a must-read op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal outlining eight market friendly … More

    Morning Bell: Obama Rhetoric vs Health Care Reality

    Campaigning for his health care plan yesterday, President Barack Obama told a Green Bay, Wisconsin audience: “Right now a number of my Republican friends have said, ‘We can’t support anything with a public option.’ It’s not clear that it’s based on any evidence as much as it is their thinking, … More

    Patients’ Choice Act Features Key Conservative Reform Elements

    New legislation introduced by Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Richard Burr (R-NC) features several important conservative principles for health-care reform that would allow free-market solutions to take root in the broken U.S. health care system, and give patients more decision-making power with their health care dollars. A corresponding bill also … More