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    Does the Obamacare Deadline Apply to Me?

    In two weeks, Obamacare’s centerpiece—the individual mandate to purchase government-approved health insurance—kicks in. Are you “covered,” as the White House keeps asking in its endless advertising? Because if you don’t have health insurance by March 31, you will have to pay a penalty on your income tax form next year. … More

    Obamacare Was Supposed to Help the Uninsured. So Why Don't They Like It?

    Skepticism about Obamacare might have moved up from an all-time low in November, but a newly released New York Times/CBS News poll reports widespread disapproval remains among insured and uninsured Americans about the health law. The poll found 53 percent of the uninsured, who are supposed to gain the most … More

    How to Help Uninsured Americans

    Two of the problems Obamacare promised to solve were getting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and helping the uninsured get coverage. Last week, we talked about how Heritage’s alternative to Obamacare would help people with pre-existing conditions. Today, let’s talk about the uninsured. Obamacare’s promise of insuring all Americans … More

    Liberal Group Makes the Case Against Obamacare

    Yesterday, the Commonwealth Fund released a report attempting to argue that low-income individuals will benefit if states expand their Medicaid programs under Obamacare. But in reality, the study made a more effective case against Obamacare than it did in favor of the law. The Commonwealth report’s most revealing evidence comes … More

    American Public Still Doesn’t Like Obamacare

    Despite declarations made by advocates that Obamacare is the “law of the land,” a new Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans still disapprove of it, with 52 percent of adults generally disapproving. But a more telling measure of support comes from the response to this question from those … More

    Obamacare's Insurance "Solution": Medicaid for All

    Even as the Left celebrates Obamacare’s expansion of health coverage, a Reuters story highlighted what kind of “insurance” people will receive under the law. First, the article noted that many large, national insurers have decided not to participate in Obamacare’s exchanges: The nation’s biggest insurers have decided against joining the … More

    Morning Bell: Don't Take the Money and Run

    You may have heard that Obamacare’s main plan for getting people health insurance is to put them on Medicaid. Medicaid—which is supposed to be the federal-state partnership that serves low-income children, disabled Americans, pregnant women, and some seniors. Medicaid, which is not quality health care and is losing doctors every … More

    GUEST POST: History of Medicaid Expansion in Maine Foreshadows Failure

    The states play an important role in protecting citizens against this flawed federal health care law–from challenging the health care law before the Supreme Court, to resisting efforts to establish Obamacare exchanges or expand a failing Medicaid program, to offering alternative proposals that will ensure citizens are not left abandoned … 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

    12 Days of Obamacare Surprises: The Independent Payment Advisory Board

    Not all surprises are good. When it comes to Obamacare, the original projections are turning into unfortunately different realities. For the next three days, Heritage is going to highlight one of the various changes in Obamacare projections (e.g., cost, enrollment, etc.) from when the law first passed until now. Obamacare … More