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    Obamacare's Dumping Ground

    If President Obama—or anyone else—is expecting that Medicaid will be Obamacare’s salvation, look elsewhere. The president said last week that “We’ve got close to 7 million Americans who have access to health care for the first time because of Medicaid expansion.” But even The Washington Post’s “fact checker” gave President … More

    A Big Day for Medicaid in Ohio: Not So Fast

    The fight over Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion is still raging in Ohio, and today will be a decisive day in that battle as Governor John Kasich (R) attempts to use executive authority to ram through an ill-advised Medicaid expansion. Proponents try to sell the expansion as a conservative policy that even … More

    3 Reasons These 3 Governors Want to #StopObamacare

    People everywhere are buzzing about Obamacare and with exchanges opening in just 27 days, opponents of the massive bill are doing everything they can to make sure Americans know why and how Congress can stop Obamacare. Republican lawmakers like Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) spent their August … More

    Coal Ash Bill Empowers States

    The House will soon consider Representative David McKinley’s (R–WV) Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act (H.R. 2218), which would block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from classifying coal combustion residues (also known as coal ash) as a hazardous waste. It would also allow states to create their own regulatory permit … More

    WATCH: Heritage Hangout on Common Core Education Standards

    The rubber is meeting the road with the Obama Administration’s Common Core education standards. As the standards start to affect students in the classroom, even the American Federation of Teachers has said that teachers are not ready to implement the new program. Michelle Malkin has been covering the Common Core … More

    WATCH: Heritage Hangout on Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

    One of the main ways Obamacare was supposed to extend health insurance was by putting more people on Medicaid, the federal-state health care program that serves low-income children, disabled Americans, pregnant women, and seniors. But can states afford it? Do they have any other options? On Friday at noon ET, … More

    Morning Bell: President Says Obamacare Is Going Great

    Obamacare is “working fine,” President Obama said yesterday in his press conference. It’s made health insurance “stronger, better, more secure than it was before.” There are just a few slight details left to be implemented, but we shouldn’t worry about those, according to the President. Right. There’s nothing to worry … More

    Internet Sales Tax: Your Online Shopping Could Cost More

    Think buying your favorite products online is a good deal? You could face higher costs for online shopping if Congress approves a new sales tax bill that is making its way through the Senate. The bill, dubbed the Marketplace Fairness Act, would allow states to force out-of-state retailers to collect … More

    Time to Rethink Federal Highway Trust Fund Spending

    The Highway Trust Fund (HTF), which funds most surface interstate transportation programs, from roads to bridges, faces insolvency in a few short years. In a House Budget Hearing today, one witness—Robert Poole of the Reason Foundation—offered lawmakers a near-term solution akin to what The Heritage Foundation has proposed: Recommit HTF … More

    Morning Bell: Internet Sales Tax Is a State Money Grab

    Why are states so eager to collect taxes on Internet sales? In short, because they could grab money from other states. Heritage legal expert David Addington lays it out: Like the money-hungry federal government, many state governments have financial and political interests in getting their hands on more and more … More