Fully Repeal Obamacare

Passed back in 2010, Obamacare gave the federal government unprecedented control over the health insurance industry. Obamacare took control away from patients, doctors, and health insurance companies and gave it to government officials. The federal government now has the authority to force individuals to buy health insurance, force employers to provide health insurance, and regulate what kind of health insurance patients are allowed to buy.

While the stated goal of Obamacare is to make healthcare more affordable and more abundant, the outcome has been far different. President Obama’s healthcare law has caused millions to lose their plans and doctors, limited consumer choice, reduced competition, failed to lower the growing cost of health care insurance and increased taxes. Obamacare represents a significant step toward a single-payer, government-run healthcare system.

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Fully Repeal Obamacare

Background: Passed back in 2010, Obamacare gave the federal government unprecedented control over the health insurance industry. Obamacare took control away from patients, doctors, and…

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How the Senate Can Begin to Undo the Damage of Obamacare

By Edmund Haislmaier, Heritage Foundation Health Care Policy Expert The Senate plans to release a draft of its counterpart to the House-passed American Health Care…

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Heritage Action To Review Senate’s Obamacare Bill

Washington — Senate Republicans are expected to unveil a “discussion draft” of significant changes to the House-passed American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628). Senate Majority Leader…

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To Reduce Health Insurance Premiums, Congress Must Return Regulatory Authority to States

By Robert Moffit, Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow in Health Policy Studies Obamacare drove up health care costs by imposing federal mandates on health insurance. The…

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Video: 3 Tips for Discussing Obamacare

By Beverly Halberg, President of District Media Group Americans love coffee, and they love to customize it. Me, I’m a medium, one Splenda, soy latte kind…

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Trump says the House health-care bill is ‘mean.’ He’s wrong.

By Michael A. Needham, Heritage Action for America CEO Anyone who thinks real compassion is found in a federal government program hasn’t spent much time at…

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U.S. Senate Should Strengthen, Not Undermine Obamacare Repeal Efforts

As Senate Republicans continue to negotiate changes to the House passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), conservatives must insist on repealing as much of Obamacare…

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No, Trump Didn’t Cause Obamacare to Fail

By Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow for Project for Economic Growth at The Heritage Foundation. It's finally official. The Affordable Care Act is a public-policy flop…

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California Thinks the Solution to Obamacare’s Failure is More Government

While the United States Senate works on its changes to the House-passed American Health Care Act, the California Legislature carries on its absurd plight for…

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Cost-Sharing Subsidies Won’t Save Obamacare

It’s been three weeks since the House passed an amended version of the American Health Care Act shifting the responsibility to improve the bill over…

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In 3 Charts, the Biggest Revelations From New Obamacare Study

By Rachel del Guidice, Reporter for The Daily Signal Health care costs continue to rise under Obamacare. A report released Tuesday by the Department of…

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Key Takeaways From CBO Score of the Republican Health Care Bill

By Drew Gonshorowski, Heritage Foundation Senior Policy Analyst in Simulations The Congressional Budget Office updated its score of the House-passed American Health Care Act this week, prior…

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Sentinel Doctor Legislative Strategy Call 05/23/17

Yesterday, conservatives working in the health care industry all came together for our monthly Doctor Legislative Strategy Call. During the call, we heard from Wesley Coopersmith…

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How Republicans Stopped Pretending and Started Getting Real

By Michael A. Needham, Heritage Action CEO and Jacob Reses, Heritage Action Director of Strategic Initiatives "Republicans need to become a governing party.” It’s a mantra…

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The House Has Passed Its Health Care Bill. Here’s What Senate Republicans Are Up To.

By Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) This week, a working group of United States senators began meeting on a biweekly basis to reach a consensus on…

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As Senate Mulls Obamacare Repeal, Insurers in 2 States Ask Double-Digit Premium Hikes

By Melissa Quinn, Senior News Reporter for The Daily Signal Consumers in at least two states face the prospect of double-digit increases in health insurance…

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VIDEO: House Votes to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Watch as the House of Representative votes to pass the American Health Care Act. Following the vote, Heritage Foundation health care expert Bob Moffit discusses…

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Here Are the Challenges Facing the Senate After House Passes Obamacare Replacement Bill

By Melissa Quinn, Senior News Reporter for The Daily Signal Republicans cleared a major hurdle on Thursday in advancing their proposal repealing and replacing Obamacare.…

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Obamacare’s Glaring Failures

Obamacare has delivered massive cost increases, lowered choice and competition, and kicked millions of Americans off their insurance plans. Congress should repeal Obamacare as soon…

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The House Acts on Obamacare. Time for the Senate to Follow Suit.

By Robert Moffit, Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow in Health Policy Studies & Jean Morrow, Research Assistant in Domestic Policy Studies By passing the American Health Care…

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Obamacare Repeal Effort Finally Moves To Senate

Washington — This afternoon, the House passed an amended version of the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), 217 to 213.  Heritage Action key voted against…

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AMA Would Rather Prop Up Obamacare Than Work to Lower Premiums

Last week, American Medical Association (AMA) President Andrew Gurman appeared on NPR to discuss the latest developments in the Republican negotiations to repeal and replace…

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House Health Care Bill Moving in the Right Direction

By Dr. Robert Moffit, Health Care Policy Expert at the Heritage Foundation New developments on the American Health Care Act may finally break the legislative…

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Repeal Obamacare Progress (MacArthur-Meadows Amendment)

Heritage Action’s CEO Mike Needham said the proposed MacArthur-Meadows Amendment to the AHCA “advances the debate and raises key issues for the Senate to consider…

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Macarthur-Meadows Amendment Moves Obamacare Repeal Process Forward

Washington – Last month, House Republican leaders unveiled the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), which failed to repeal the regulatory architecture of Obamacare that…

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What’s in the New Obamacare Deal That Could Unite Conservatives, Centrists

By Melissa Quinn, Senior News Reporter for The Daily Signal Conservative and centrist Republicans in the House are working on a deal that some say…

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Sentinel Doctor Legislative Strategy Call 04/19/17

Yesterday, conservatives working in the health care industry all came together for our monthly Doctor Legislative Strategy Call.  Drew Gonshorowski, Heritage Foundation Senior Policy Analyst in…

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Continuous Coverage Key to Pre-Existing Conditions

Heritage Foundation health care policy expert Ed Haislmaier’s most recent Issue Brief explains ways for Congress to address pre-existing conditions in future health care policy…

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GOP Can’t Pass Up Opportunity to Repeal Obamacare

It’s been over three weeks since House leadership was forced to cancel a vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the GOP’s plan to…

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Despite Deceptive Headlines, Obamacare Remains as Unpopular as Ever

By Elizabeth Fender, Market Research Associate at The Heritage Foundation The Kaiser Family Foundation runs a monthly tracking poll on health care topics, including Obamacare,…

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Understanding High-Risk Pools as Part of Obamacare Replacement

By Edmund Haislmaier, Heritage Foundation Health Care Policy Expert As House Republicans try to negotiate an agreement on the design of Obamacare repeal and replace…

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It’s Easter Recess: Check Out Our Town Hall Map

Members of Congress are back in their districts for a two-week Easter recess. During this current congressional recess, liberal activists are turning out at town…

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The Right Cure for Obamacare

By Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D., former President of the Heritage Foundation and current Chairman of the Asian Studies Center "This is not the end of…

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To Fix Health Care, Congress Must Reverse Costly Regulations

By Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) When I was first elected to the Senate in 2010, I ran on a promise to repeal Obamacare. When I…

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VIDEO: GOP Repeal Bill Left Too Much of Washington Power Grab in Place

By Genevieve Wood, Senior Contributor to The Daily Signal The federal government has been too involved in regulating America’s health care system for years. Yes, long…

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Non-expansion States Should Follow Kansas’ Lead

Last week, two states rejected measures to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. The Missouri House voted down a Medicaid expansion. In Kansas, Governor Sam Brownback vetoed…

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Freedom Caucus Is an Ally, Not an Enemy in Draining the Swamp

By Genevieve Wood, Senior Contributor to The Daily Signal President Donald Trump’s tweet that it’s the House Freedom Caucus that “we must fight” shows there…

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GOP Cannot “Just Hang Up” On Calls To Repeal Obamacare

Washington – According to reports, efforts to bring together the diverse House Republican Conference fell apart yesterday. Today, Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) told National Journal…

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House Resets Obamacare Repeal Debate

Washington — This afternoon, the House cancelled a scheduled vote on  the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628). The bill would partially repeal and partially…

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AHCA: A Disaster On Policy, Process And Politics

Washington — After years of pledging to repeal Obamacare, House Republicans will vote on the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628) today. The bill would…

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New Analysis: Premium Hikes Largely Caused by Obamacare Regulations

By Drew Gonshorowski, Senior Policy Analyst, Simulations & Nicholas Poché, member of the Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation. Until recently, the House was scheduled to vote…

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Sentinel Doctor Legislative Strategy Call 03/22/17

Yesterday, conservatives working in the health care industry all came together for our monthly Doctor Legislative Strategy Call. Heritage Action Director of Strategic Initiatives, Jacob Reses,…

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Video: Michael Needham on why AHCA needs to repeal regulations

Check out this Fox News interview below to watch Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham discuss why the American Health Care Act (AHCA) fails to fully repeal…

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As Republicans Debate Health Bill, Let’s Remember Why Americans Want Obamacare Repeal

By Edmund Haislmaier, Heritage Foundation scholar in health care policy With Congress enmeshed in determining the “what” of Obamacare repeal—that is, what gets included in the…

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Misleading Rhetoric Can’t Mask Failings of GOP Health Care Bill

By Heritage Action CEO Mike Needham “When you look at where we are, there’s over 85 percent of this bill that has universal agreement among…

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Heritage Action Praises Brat, Palmer, and Sanford

Washington — This morning, Reps. David Brat, Gary Palmer and Mark Sanford voted against the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the House Budget Committee…

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House Leadership’s Health Bill Is Not What Republicans Promised. We Can Do Better.

By Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC) President Ronald Reagan once said, “We should carry a banner of no pale pastels—but one of bold colors, which make…

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Video: 5 Reasons the GOP’s Obamacare Plan Isn’t Real Repeal

Check out this video from The Daily Signal where Genevieve Wood walks through the 5 reasons Speaker Paul Ryan's Obamacare Plan is not a full repeal. 1)…

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Republicans Rename Obamacare, Call It A Day

By Michael A. Needham, CEO Heritage Action for America House Speaker Paul Ryan made the case in his op-ed, “Our health care plan for America,” that Obamacare…

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We Must Keep Our Promise to Fully Repeal Obamacare

By Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) “For five years, Senate Democrats have blocked our efforts to repeal Obamacare,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Jan. 6,…

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Pro-Life Groups Sound Caution on Obamacare Replacement Bill

By Rachel del Guidice, Daily Signal reporter Pro-life leaders are voicing concerns over elements of the Obamacare replacement plan unveiled Monday evening by House Republicans.…

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Conservative Lawmakers to Use Their ‘Enormous Power’ to Fight Obamacare Replacement Bill

By Melissa Quinn Conservatives in the House and Senate are forging their own path ahead on Obamacare’s repeal and replacement, with plans to introduce legislation unwinding…

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Debating the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

By Heritage Action Sentinel Doctor Larry D. Tice, M.D. The Affordable Care Act may have increased the number of people with coverage, but cost, access…

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GOP Plan Fails to Move Past Obamacare’s Progressive Promise

Washington — Monday evening, House Republican leaders released text of their long-anticipated American Health Care Act (AHCA). Despite widespread conservative criticism and the lack of…

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Voters won’t forgive Republicans if they fail to repeal ObamaCare

By Heritage Action COO Tim Chapman Two months into a new Congress and a bill to repeal ObamaCare has yet to move. Initially, Republicans had…

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ACA hardly affordable

By Heritage Action Sentinel Jude Eden The “Affordable” Care Act has turned out to be anything but; a complete failure by any measure. The very people…

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Obamacare’s broken promises

By Heritage Action Sentinel Ginny Quaglia The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a list of broken promises and rate shock. North Carolina is feeling the sticker…

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Obamacare in “Death Spiral” As Insurers Continue To Drop Out

As the fight to repeal Obamacare drags on, another insurer has called it quits. Last week Humana signaled its intention to completely pull out of…

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Obamacare in “Death Spiral” As Insurers Continue To Drop Out

As the fight to repeal Obamacare drags on, another insurer has called it quits. Last week Humana signaled its intention to completely pull out of…

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8 Reasons Why Obamacare Should Be Repealed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7_Nwt7U0XI By Alyene Senger, Healthcare Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation As the debate over repealing Obamacare intensifies, it’s important to remember the law’s most…

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Conservatives Are Flooding Town Halls, Too. I Know, I’m One of Them.

By Ed Smith, Heritage Action Sentinel Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a town hall event in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn.,…

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Momentum Grows on Capitol Hill for a 2015 Obamacare Repeal Repeat

Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus (HFC) voted Monday to oppose an Obamacare repeal reconciliation bill that falls short of what Congress passed in…

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Why Delaying Obamacare Repeal Is Hurting the American People

By Sondra Clark, Digital Director of Heritage Action When President Donald Trump took office, repeal of Obamacare seemed like a guarantee—and then the timeline started…

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Is Health Care a Right?

As Congress drags its feet on repealing Obamacare, Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took a primetime slot on CNN to debate the…

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CBO Indicates Insurance Mandates can be repealed through Budget Reconciliation

Some Republican members of Congress have indicated convoluted Senate rules mean they cannot repeal all of Obamacare through reconciliation. Those Republicans cite the Senate Parliamentarian…

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Polls Show Personal Experience With Obamacare Increases Opposition

By Elizabeth Fender, market research associate at the Heritage Foundation As Congress comes closer to repealing Obamacare, proponents of the law have mounted a vocal…

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Competition and Choice Still Absent in Obamacare Exchanges

As lawmakers continue to delay repealing Obamacare, The Heritage Foundation released new research highlighting the abject failure of the law’s insurance exchanges. When selling the…

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Obamacare Repeal Timeline Slipping

Washington — Last week, interim House Budget Chairwoman Diane Black (R-TN) 85% told reporters in Philadelphia to “expect that (Obamacare repeal) probably toward the latter…

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How to Talk About Repeal and Replace of Obamacare

By Beverly Hallberg,  President of District Media Group It’s no secret that conservatives love numbers. Numbers are often cited as reasons one, two, and three to…

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Conservatives, GOP Committee Chairs Back Away From Bill Allowing States That Like Obamacare to Keep Obamacare

By Melissa Quinn, senior news reporter for The Daily Signal PHILADELPHIA–Republican leaders in Congress appear to be backing away from a plan supported by four GOP…

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Congressional Delay Threatens Obamacare Repeal

By James Wallner, Group Vice President for Research at The Heritage Foundation The effort to repeal Obamacare may be headed in the wrong direction. That…

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Sentinel Doctor Legislative Strategy Call 01/25/17

Yesterday, conservatives working in the health care industry all came together for our monthly Doctor Legislative Strategy Call. President of Juniper Research Group - Chris Jacobs…

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White House: Centrist GOP Senators’ Obamacare Plan at Odds With Trump’s Vision

By Fred Lucas, White House correspondent for The Daily Signal The White House seemed less than enthusiastic about one Senate Republican plan that would allow states…

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Why Obamacare’s ‘20 Million’ Number Is Fake

By Genevieve Wood, Senior Contributor to the Daily Signal Liberals are notorious for caring about “groups” of people, but when it gets down to individual…

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Full Repeal: The Insurance Mandates Need to Go

By Gloria Taylor Last week, both the House and Senate took the first step toward fully repealing Obamacare. Each chamber passed a budget resolution with…

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“Yes” On Obamacare Repeal Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 3)

Last night, the Senate took the first step toward repealing Obamacare by passing a concurrent resolution (S. Con. Res. 3) by a final vote of 51…

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Holding Obamacare Repeal Hostage for Replace Guarantees Its Defeat

By James Wallner, Ph.D., Group Vice President for research at The Heritage Foundation After six years of pushing for a repeal of Obamacare, some on…

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Why the Repeal of Obamacare Must Come Before Replace

President Obama met with Democrats this week in a last ditch effort to save his signature healthcare law. But instead of working on a strategy…

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Cruz, Lee, Rubio Call on Senate Leaders to Repeal ‘As Many Provisions of Obamacare As Possible’

By Melissa Quinn, Senior News Reporter for the Daily Signal Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah, and Marco Rubio of Florida…

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Obamacare Repeal Must Be on Day One: Congress Has No Excuses

By Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint In less than three weeks’ time, when Donald Trump becomes our next president, he will take an oath to…

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Why Congress Should Fully Repeal Obamacare through Budget Reconciliation

Since Obamacare was first signed into law in 2010, Republicans promised to repeal it, campaigned in Senate and House races to repeal it, and voted…

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What You Need to Know About Tom Price, Trump’s Pick For HHS Secretary

By Melissa Quinn, senior news reporter for the Daily Signal President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Rep. Tom Price, a Republican from Georgia, is his…

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3 Things Congress Must Do to Prepare for a Trump Administration

By Heritage Action CEO Michael A. Needham Earlier this month, voters all across the country shocked the political and media establishments. America’s message was simple:…

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Preparing a Smooth Transition for the Repeal of Obamacare

By Nina Owcharenko and Edmund F. Haislmaier, The Heritage Foundation It is vital that the new Administration, Congress, and state officials orchestrate a smooth and…

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Republicans Begin to Unite Around Obamacare Repeal Plan

By Melissa Quinn, Senior News Reporter for the Daily Signal House and Senate budget leaders, along with conservative lawmakers, are beginning to unite around a…

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Professional Sentinel Strategy Call 11/10/16

Last week, conservatives working in the business, real estate, and medical industries all came together for a unique, monthly Professional Sentinel Strategy Call. During the…

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No More Obamacare

By Congressman John C. Fleming, M.D. President Obama compared his failing health care law to a starter home that needs improvements. A few more major renovations…

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The Next 71 Days

Washington — On Tuesday, Americans voted to give Republicans control of the House, Senate and White House. Heritage Action released the following statement from chief…

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Healthcare Reform Needs to be Top Priority for Presidential Contenders

By Jason Fodeman, Sentinel Doctor and a practicing physician in Philadelphia Recently the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the premiums for the Affordable…

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Taxpayer Subsidies Won’t Fix Obamacare

By Dr. Robert Moffit, Health Care Policy Expert at the Heritage Foundation The Affordable Care Act has a serious “affordability” problem. For President Barack Obama,…

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Obamacare Premiums will Increase by 25 Percent Next Year

Yesterday, President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) confirmed what many private companies and studies already said – Obamacare is about to get…

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Obamacare Is Experiencing Multi-Organ Failure

By Dr. Robert Moffit, Health Care Policy Expert at the Heritage Foundation President Barack Obama’s speech Thursday will likely highlight the “successes” of Obamacare, but…

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Obamacare’s sunk: Time for a new ship

By Jim DeMint, President of The Heritage Foundation Back in 2010, Obamacare was like the Titanic heading off on her maiden voyage. Critics warned people…

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Stopping Another Obamacare Bailout

Special Guest Blog: Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) When President Barack Obama made his case to the American people for Obamacare, he promised that it would…

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Video: What Pro-Growth Tax Reform and Conservative Health Care Reform Should Look Like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9ev9fB2UU0 Watch Heritage Foundation scholars Paul Winfree and Ed Haislmaier, along with CEO of Juniper Research Group Chris Jacobs, discuss the impact that an outdated tax…

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