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CBO Report Is a Score of Partial Repeal—Not “Repeal and Replace”

Posted: January 17, 2017 at 11:23 am   /   Friends

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released a new report estimating the impact that last year’s reconciliation bill (H.R. 3762), which repealed a lot of Obamacare’s major provisions, would have on coverage and premiums. At first glance, the estimates are daunting—but when put into the context of reality, they have little meaning. Last year’s reconciliation […]

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VIDEO: Beyond The Basics of Healthcare

Posted: January 16, 2017 at 5:45 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

In the second installment of our series, we feature Jobie and Dr. Keith Smith.Jobie, a small business owner of 16 years, was faced with a business premium increase for his employees of $10,000. Luckily he was able to find an alternative in Your Choice Direct, a Direct Primary Care provider.Dr. Keith Smith is co-founder of […]

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Why Republicans Should Let ObamaCare Self Destruct

Posted: January 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Suppose you are a surgeon who is called to see a patient who is bleeding from something in his abdomen. You are to consider an exploratory operation to try to find the bleeding point and stop the hemorrhage. The problem is that the patient has widely metastatic cancer. He has already mostly depleted the blood […]

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Why Obamacare’s ’20 Million’ Number Is Fake

Posted: January 13, 2017 at 3:22 pm   /   Friends

Liberals are notorious for caring about “groups” of people, but when it gets down to individual persons, not so much. You’re about to see this play out in spades as Democrats cry crocodile tears over the coming repeal of Obamacare. You hear it over and over again: “This will be catastrophic for the 20 million […]

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What Happens for Consumers If Congress Repeals Obamacare

Posted: January 13, 2017 at 2:14 pm   /   Friends

All the talk about congressional Republicans preparing to repeal Obamacare may have some Americans on edge, but GOP lawmakers say they intend to craft a plan that will phase out the health care law to ensure a “stable transition” for consumers who depend on it. Republicans say they want consumers to keep their health coverage, […]

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What Comes After Repeal? How to Fix American Health Care, Part 2

Posted: January 13, 2017 at 1:13 pm   /   Friends

Thursday, I laid out the case for why Obamacare should be repealed, instead of propped up and tinkered on by additional top-down, boardroom thinking. It’s clear that whatever replaces Obamacare must focus on quality and incremental local solutions, not one-size-fits-all government mandates. In this respect, the federal government’s biggest task for replacing Obamacare is to […]

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New Numbers Show Strong Support for Repealing Obamacare

Posted: January 13, 2017 at 7:33 am   /   Friends

Practically since Obamacare became law, Republicans in Congress have been promising to repeal it. The law has been consistently unpopular during that time as well. With the election of President-elect Donald Trump, it seems as though those promises and unpopularity are about to coalesce into real repeal. As the prospect of repeal becomes more and […]

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What You Need to Know About the Process Republicans Are Using to Repeal Obamacare

Posted: January 12, 2017 at 2:57 pm   /   Friends

There’s a lot of talk about the procedure Republicans are using to dismantle Obamacare, but what exactly is reconciliation and how does it work? Reconciliation is a budget tool used for legislation that changes taxes, spending, or the deficit. The procedure is especially powerful in the Senate, since a reconciliation bill only needs 51 votes […]

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Why Quick Repeal of Obamacare Should Come Before Replacement

Posted: January 12, 2017 at 1:33 pm   /   Friends

When it comes to Obamacare, the buzzwords on Capitol Hill this week have been “repeal” and “replace.” As for the timing of which happens when, well, it depends on who you ask. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said replace will follow “soon after” repeal. At The Heritage Foundation, we have echoed that plan. However, […]

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