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    In the Green Room: Texas Senator John Cornyn

    After speaking at Heritage’s weekly Blogger Briefing, Senator Cornyn articulated why a public option does not lower health care costs, no matter what.

    Obama's Medicare Cuts: Arbitrary Caps and Price Controls

    Even before the Congressional Budget Office put $1 to $1.6 trillion price tags on the latest Senate health care plans, President Barack Obama proposed to cut Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates for various health care providers by an additional $313 billion over 10 years. Those cuts came on top of … More

    Obama Walks Back Promise On Keeping Your Private Insurance

    Less than 24 hours after Heritage Foundation President Ed Feulner questioned the veracity of President Obama’s persistent claim that, under his health care proposals, “if you like your insurance package you can keep it”, the White House has begun to walk the President’s claim back. Turns out he didn’t really … More

    Picture This: Health Care Consumers on Critical List

    Heritage analyst Nina Owcharenko details what rational health care reform looks like: Congress soon will take up legislation to reform the health care system. The policies outlined by President Obama during his campaign and those proposed by Democrats in Congress would centralize control over health care in Washington. “The chief … More

    Ramped-Up Rhetoric Fails to Dislodge Evidence

    In his speech today to the American Medical Association [], President Barack Obama called the “naysayers” of his proposed public health insurance plan as nothing more than liars. “So, when you hear the naysayers claim that I’m trying to bring about government-run health care, know this – they are not … More

    Who's Telling the Truth about Health Care?

    President Barack Obama, today, in front of the American Medical Association: What are not legitimate concerns are those being put forward claiming a public option is somehow a Trojan horse for a single-payer system. … So, when you hear the naysayers claim that I’m trying to bring about government-run health … More

    Baucus Should Support, Not Undermine CBO Integrity

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Baucus’ recent off-the-cuff remarks to CBO Director Elmendorf highlight the critical role the CBO will play in the coming health care debate as it evaluates and scores the various proposals. Senator Baucus also demonstrated the pressures the CBO is under, and the ease with which Members … 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

    Who Decides Your Health Care?

    When it comes to discussing the current health debate in this country, there are a lot of complex terms and ideas that are thrown about. But ultimately — as Heritage’s Robert Moffit and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan explained to hundreds of Americans on a conference call this week to launch … More

    In the Green Room: Rep. Marsha Blackburn

    Today, the Foundry presents our first installment of In the Green Room. This new feature offers Foundry readers behind-the-scenes access to distinguished guests of the Heritage Foundation. Every day, Heritage plays host to some of the most powerful leaders and thinkers of our time. Now you can join them, here … More