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    Fiscal Cliff Deal Undoes Part of Obamacare

    Though the government’s entitlement spending is still spiraling out of control, taxpayers have finally caught a break: The recently passed “fiscal cliff” deal included the repeal of one of Obamacare’s worst provisions, the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act. The CLASS Act was a new entitlement program included … More

    Presidential Debate Prep: Understanding Obamacare's $716 Billion in Cuts to Medicare

    As the Medicare debate intensifies, there still seems to be popular confusion regarding the $716 billion in “savings” from Obamacare’s Medicare payment cuts. Let us end the confusion. Which Parts of Medicare Will Be Cut? In Obamacare, the payment cuts are across-the-board cuts (modifications of Medicare’s complex payment formulas) made … More

    Morning Bell: Two Liberal Whoppers on Medicare

    A debate that has been fought largely over the airwaves is about to go head-to-head. Medicare reform is a huge part of that debate, and the left—bolstered by the media—has been promoting two huge falsehoods on the issue. Several proposals from conservatives and liberals for Medicare reform, including The Heritage … More

    Dependent Premiums Slated for Future Increases

    As Michelle Andrews reported for Kaiser Health News, “Thanks in part to the 2010 health law’s provisions that allow adult children to stay on their parents’ plans until they reach age 26, employers are scrutinizing their dependent coverage policies more closely.” Heritage’s Drew Gonshorowski has cautioned against the adverse side effects … More

    Medicare Roundup 9/17: Setting the Record Straight

    In recent weeks, liberal politicians, editorialists, and policy analysts have vigorously attacked reforming Medicare based on defined-contribution financing. In fact, this approach to reforming Medicare has a long bipartisan tradition, going back to the 1980s and Representatives Richard Gephardt (D–MO) and David Stockman (R–MI). In fact, much of this criticism … More

    Five Devastating Effects Obamacare Will Have on Young Adults

    In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision, it is important to remember that the constitutionality of the law’s individual mandate isn’t the only concern. For example, Obamacare will negatively impact many younger Americans. Here’s a list of five ways young adults will be hurt by the law:  Premium increases. … More

    A Taste of Health Care Reform

    Anthem Blue Cross, the California subsidiary of Wellpoint, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, recently announced steep premium increases for its individual (i.e., not employment-based) insurance customers.  The political response to these premium increases – of up to 39% for almost 700,000 customers – was swift and blunt.  Health … More

    Balancing Obamacare on the Backs of the Obama Generation

    Remember the Obama campaign? President Barack Obama’s victory was built, at least in part, on the hopes and dreams of eager young adults and bright-eyed, liberal college students who donned t-shirts emblazoned with the symbol of their champion, knocked on doors and made phone calls, all in the belief that … More