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    How 40 Congressmen Are Challenging Obamacare

    The Supreme Court may have ruled once on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, but the debate about the law’s constitutionality is far from settled. Forty members of the House of Representatives, led by Trent Franks (R–AZ), have filed an amicus brief in the latest … More

    A Letter to President Obama

    Dear Mr. President: As the temporary slowdown in government operations enters its second week, I write to explain why conservatives have insisted on making the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act the prime source of contention. Speaking for our organization, I can tell you we’re in this fight because of … More

    Obamacare at 3 Years: Unrealistic Expectations for ACOs

    Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)—a concept that a group of doctors and hospitals will work collectively to manage the care and costs of Medicare patients—were expected to transform the delivery of health care. Yet again, much like the rest of Obamacare, these promises appear to be falling short of expectations. In … More

    Chart of the Week: The States That Have Expanded Medicaid

    Expanding Medicaid will be costly for most states. The authors of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Obamacare) threatened to strip all federal funding for states’ Medicaid programs if they refused to expand the entitlement. But 27 states filed suit over Obamacare and the Supreme Court struck … More

    3 Years of Obamacare: Millions Lose Their Current Coverage

    Obamacare has been law for nearly three years, with its anniversary approaching on March 23. And while the major provisions (exchange subsidies and Medicaid expansion) aren’t slated to begin until 2014, Obamacare is already having devastating effects on Americans and their health care. Recall that fateful Presidential promise, made on … More

    Obamacare Budget Bombshell

    Then: In his September 9, 2009, speech to a joint session of Congress, President Obama declared, “I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits—either now or in the future.” Now: Over the next 75 years, the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare—will add an estimated $6.2 trillion to … More

    By the Numbers: Medicare Costs for Seniors to Rise Under President's Plan

    Under current law, as amended by Obamacare, seniors enrolled in traditional Medicare can expect to face higher Part B and Part D premiums. Moreover, President Obama has planned in his 2013 budget proposal to increase income-related Part B and Part D premium coverage by 15 percent. As a result, out-of-pocket … More

    SLIDESHOW: Obamacare's Impact—in Pictures

    As health care becomes an increasingly debated topic, it is critically important for every American to understand the impact of Obamacare. The Heritage Foundation’s newly updated “Obamacare in Pictures: Visualizing the Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” shows through charts and graphs Obamacare’s far-reaching negative effects on … More

    Chart of the Week: Estimated Loss of Health Coverage Under Obamacare

    President Obama has  reassured Americans that if they like their current health insurance, they can keep it. “If you’ve got health insurance through your employer, you can keep your health insurance, keep your choice of doctor, keep your plan,” Obama insisted on Oct. 15, 2008. But two years after signing the Patient … More

    VIDEOS: Obamacare at the Supreme Court

    Heritage was at the Supreme Court for the past three days to observe the oral arguments over the constitutionality of Obamacare. Heritage’s Todd Gaziano and Hans von Spakovsky sat in for each day’s arguments and provided immediate reaction after each session. For your convenience, we have corralled these videos and … More