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    Morning Bell: States Should Wait Before Accepting Obamacare

    The Supreme Court upheld Obamacare’s individual mandate to purchase health insurance, but it also struck down part of the law. That part—forcing states to expand their Medicaid programs—offers governors some much-needed relief. Expanding Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor and disabled, was one of President Obama’s main … More

    Side Effects: Unlawful Use of $8.3 Billion in Taxpayer Dollars?

    Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius raising questions over her legal authority to spend $8.3 billion on a quality bonus payment demonstration for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. The demo was the most expensive project ever undertaken … More

    Supreme Court and Obamacare: Judicial Activism or Judicial Review?

    The deeper meaning and implications of the Obamacare case for the Supreme Court’s reputation and constitutional law will be debated for years to come. In its annual Supreme Court review event at Heritage yesterday, an all-star cast of scholars, advocates (including Solicitor General Donald Verrilli), and journalists tackled those topics. … More

    Supreme Court Asked to Review Federal Defense of Marriage Act

    The Supreme Court is likely to review lower courts’ actions striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as soon as its next term. On June 29, the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives asked the Supreme Court to review the First Circuit’s panel decision in … More

    Comparing Spending Predictions on the Supreme Court Ruling on Medicaid

    It is clear that the costs associated with the Supreme Court ruling on Medicaid expansions will be a difficult and contentious topic. Some claim that the ruling will do very little to the spending projection or even create savings. Some estimate that spending will increase dramatically, possibly by $100 billion … More

    Morning Bell: Too Many Broken Promises in Obamacare

    Yesterday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) almost called Obamacare’s individual mandate a tax, stopping mid-word to call it a “penalty”. White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew and other spokespersons echoed this talking point. This is in spite of last week’s Supreme Court ruling that deemed the mandate unconstitutional under both … More

    VIDEO: Sen. Jim DeMint's Rallying Cry to Repeal Obamacare

    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) was determined to repeal Obamacare before the Supreme Court handed down its ruling yesterday. Now he’s confident he will have a motivated army working alongside him. “All of us had hoped and maybe been teased into the thought that maybe the Supreme Court would come in … More

    Obamacare Raises Taxes on 3 Million Middle-Class Americans

    President Obama repeatedly promised not to raise taxes on middle-class families. Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that he already has. Chief Justice John Roberts upheld the President’s health care law on the grounds that the “individual mandate” is a constitutionally permissible tax increase. This violates Obama’s pledge. Middle-class families will … More

    Morning Bell: Join the Fight to Repeal Obamacare

    Fellow Americans, Like you, I am disappointed by the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision. The Court misread and rewrote Obamacare in order to save it. Such contortions are not the proper role of judging. Most Americans are with you and me and deeply dislike this law. We believe, however, that this … More

    Online Chat on Health Care

    Now that the Supreme Court has ruled, what’s next? Where do we go from here? What can we do? Click here to join us on LIVE from 12-1 ET for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We are joined by health care expert Kate Nix. She is taking your questions … More