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Benjamin Domenech is a research fellow for The Heartland Institute and managing editor of Health Care News, as well as editor in chief of The City, an academic journal on politics and culture.
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  • Is U.S. healthcare terrible?

    Is U.S. healthcare terrible?

    The Commonwealth Fund seems to think so.

  • We have no idea how much Obamacare costs

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. Remember back when Obamacare was supposed to be reducing the deficit? Those were the days: For Democratic lawmakers who were hesitant to sign onto the sweeping 2010 health care law, one of the most powerful | Read More »

  • The VA scandal and socialized medicine

    The VA scandal and socialized medicine

    A good example of the downside of government-run medicine.

  • Mike Pence tries to make Obamacare work

    Mike Pence tries to make Obamacare work

    Defending his Medicaid expansion in Indiana.

  • Obamacare squandered $1.2 billion on failed exchanges

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. Christopher Conover, Yevgeniy Feyman, and Katherine Restrepo try to figure out: So how much taxpayer money did Obamacare’s failed state exchanges squander? We calculated a federal cost per enrollee consisting of a) the total amount | Read More »

  • Obamacare and Romneycare

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. Following on the heels of the failure of the Obamacare exchange in Oregon,Massachusetts has announced its “first exchange in the nation” is also going under. Bay State officials are taking steps this week to | Read More »

  • How Obamacare opponents should respond to Obama’s failed victory lap

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org.  According to Aaron Blake at the Washington Post, the administration’s Obamacare victory lap looks more like a false start. Democrats have been claiming a turning point in the battle over Obamacare for the better part of | Read More »

  • Obamacare future is all about the politics

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. The New York Times considers Obamacare’s political ramifications, which is essentially a consideration of the future of the law: When Franklin D. Roosevelt established Social Security, he created generations of loyal Democrats. When Lyndon B. | Read More »

  • The future of health policy after Obamacare

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. As we all know, when President Barack Obama sold his health care law to the American people, he sold it to them primarily on the basis of cost. He did this because the polling | Read More »

  • Obamacare’s magic number doesn’t exist

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. Welcome to the Consumer Power Report. Have you heard? Obamacare survived! It got to that magic number it was looking for to make everything right! Or it got to half the number the Congressional | Read More »

  • The battle over Medicaid expansion

    The battle over Medicaid expansion

    There is no justifiable case to be made for accepting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion at this juncture as a fiscal conservative.

  • Obama backs off assault on Medicare Part D

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. On Monday, the Obama administration announced a rare surrender on an anti-market line of attack – this time, an attempt to warp the Medicare Part D prescription drug program into a more government-directed entity. The | Read More »

  • Obamacare is affordable, so long as it’s outside Obamacare

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. So it turns out that there are cheap and plentiful insurance options available to the American people… if only they are looking for them outside the Obamacare exchanges.Here’s the Washington Examiner’s report: A new | Read More »

  • The shape of Obamacare’s economy

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. The White House just undermined everyone who was speaking from its talking points sheet over the past week on the CBO analysis by reacting as if all the criticisms of Obamacare’s effect on labor | Read More »

  • The CBO outlines how Obamacare is hurting workers

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org.  The Congressional Budget Office’s latest report includes some astounding evidence of how Obamacare is impacting the labor market in a negative way. Sean Hackbarth highlights some key quotes from the report: The reduction in CBO’s projections | Read More »

  • The latest on the Republican alternative to Obamacare

    This article originated on heartland.org. The latest post-Obamacare reform proposal, put forward yesterday by Senators Tom Coburn, Richard Burr, and Orrin Hatch, is likely to become the Obamacare alternative from the perspective of Republican Senate candidates and the like. It’s | Read More »

  • Oregon’s Obamacare disaster

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org.  Oregon’s dedication to Obamacare has been complete and total since the law passed, with Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber seeking to put the state front and center in developing an Obamacare exchange. But when it came | Read More »

  • One crazy thing Obama can do to save Obamacare

    OBAMACARE

  • The latest Obamacare delay is the most politically motivated one yet

    OBAMACARE

  • A surge of the best and brightest to save Obamacare

    A surge of the best and brightest to save Obamacare

    How effective will this “surge” be, given the critical structural and organizational problems?