Heritage Health Care Summit Tool-Kit

Washington, DC is buzzing about the President’s so-called “Health Care Summit” today. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle will attend the event which will certainly lead the evening news tonight.

From our recent research entitled, The Health Care Summit: A Chance to Start Over and Get It Right, The Heritage Foundation’s position on the summit can be summed up this way:

 America's health care system is in need of change, but not change that consists of overhauling one-sixth of America's economy by centralizing health care decisions in Washington. The cornerstone provisions of the House and Senate proposals, along with the President's recent recommendations, would put more power in the hands of bureaucrats and politicians. The legislative process thus far has been characterized by little transparency or bipartisanship. To be successful, the health care summit must begin by setting aside the highly unpopular House and Senate bills. Simply adjusting the magnitude of these proposals or adding new "conservative" provisions does not change their fundamental direction. Congress and the Administration should instead pursue bipartisan reform that gives Americans greater personal control of health care decisions.


Heritage continues to provide up-to-the-minute analysis and commentary on the ongoing health care negotiations, and I wanted you to make sure these resources are just one click away as you discuss the issue with your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers OR if you are blogging, tweeting and commenting on local news stories online. I have included links to videos as well as information on the details of the President’s “new” health care proposal. And, there is information on the Democrats’ proposal to pass the bill in the Senate outside of the regular rules by using what is known as “reconciliation” or the so-called “nuclear option.”


VIDEO: Want Health Care Summit Success? Start Over. 

VIDEO: Obamacare Doesn’t Help Young Adults


The President’s Health Summit Proposal: Rhetoric vs Reality

The President's Health Proposal: Taxing Investments Undermines Economic Recovery

The Health Care Summit: Getting Reform Done Right

The President's Health Reform Proposal: More Like $2.5 Trillion

"Bending the Curve": What Really Drives Health Care Spending

The President’s Health Proposal: Further Jacking Up the Cost of Care

Obama’s Health Plan – Taxes, Taxes Everywhere

Can They Make Obamacare Worse? Yes They Can!

A First Look at the President’s Health Summit Proposal: Liberal Proposal Number Three

New But Unimproved: Abortion Funding in the White House Health Plan

The White House Learned Nothing from Massachusetts

Obamacare Bends the Cost Curve Up: Here Is How to Bend It Down

New County Health Study Reinforces Need for Federalism in Health Reform

Cash-Only Docs: A Promising Advancement in Consumer-Driven Health Care


Obamacare and Health Care Nuclear Option Violate First Principles

VIDEO: The Left Blasts Nuclear Option As Anti-Democratic

Health Care Nuclear Option – Liberals Ready to Launch