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"Rhetoric and Reality--The Obamacare Evaluation Project" is a series of reports grading Obamacare's performance across several key areas. Authored by Center for Medical Progress director Paul Howard and Manhattan Institute research associate Yevgeniy Feyman, the reports will offer an ongoing, objective, and accessible perspective on the law's track record of delivering on promises made on its behalf.

Rhetoric and Reality: The Obamacare Evaluation Project: Access to Care and the Physician Shortage
Medical Progress Report 15
June 2013

Rhetoric and Reality—The Obamacare Evaluation Project: Cost
Medical Progress Report 14
March 2013

Building A Better Medicare Program: Lessons from the Private Sector Issue Brief 14, December 2012

Debating Health Reform: The Pre-existing Condition Problem, Issues 2012 28, October 2012

Delaying the ACA Employer Mandate, Avik Roy, July 10, 2013

Obamacare’s Impact on Premiums and Provider Networks, Avik Roy, December 12 2013


Health Care Law Employer Mandate
CSPAN, July 10, 2013

The Exploding ObamaCare Costs
Wall Street Journal, March 21, 2013


Paul Howard and Chris Conover discuss his new book, "American Health Economy Illustrated" – which Paul describes as the "single best fact book on Healthcare.", 03-29-13 LISTEN HERE

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Karl Rove analyzes the Impact Map on FOX News's "On the Record with Great Van Susteren"


Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) discusses the Impact Map on the Senate Floor

Senator John Thune (R-SD) cites the Impact Map on the Senate Floor

Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) mentions the Impact Map on the Senate Floor
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) cites the map during the shutdown debate


How Will Scott Walker Pay For His Plan To Replace Obamacare? It's Largely Unclear, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 08-18-15
The Informed Patient 2.0, Yevgeniy Feyman,'s "The Apothecary", 08-04-15
Obamacare Isn't Any More 'Here To Stay' Than It Was Before The SCOTUS Decision, Avik Roy, "The Apothecary", 06-26-15
Contrary To White House Denials, Emails Show Jonathan Gruber Was 'Integral' To Obamacare, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 06-21-15
Obamacare's Revenge, Yevgeniy Feyman, City Journal Online, 06-05-15
After King v. Burwell, Republicans' Goal Should Be Federalism On Steroids, Paul Howard and Yevgeniy Feyman, Roll Call, 04-16-15
HHS' Obamacare Contingency Plan, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 03-16-15
CBO Downgrades Obamacare's Enrollment Projections, Subsidy Costs, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 03-10-15
Did Alito Throw Republicans An Obamacare Lifeline At The Supreme Court?, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 03-06-15
How To Handle Victory In King v. Burwell, Jared Meyer, Washington Examiner, 03-05-15
Obamacare 'Federalism' Won't Lead Kennedy To Join The Left In King v. Burwell, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 03-04-15
Senate Republicans Reveal Their Supreme Court Obamacare Contingency Plan, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 03-02-15
Ryan, Kline, And Upton Unveil More Specifics About Obamacare Supreme Court Contingency Plans, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 03-02-15
Obamacare Exchanges Enroll Approx. 5 Million Uninsured, Not 11.4 Million, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 02-18-15
10 Countries With Universal Health Care Have Freer Economies Than The U.S., Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 01-27-15
Transcending King v. Burwell, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 01-15-15
Proposed Health Plan Too Costly, Albany Times-Union, Yevgeniy Feyman, 12-29-14
Congress’s Budget Office Needs Better Numbers, Avik Roy, The Wall Street Journal, 12-02-14
The Submerging Democratic Majority, Avik Roy,, 11-24-14
The Typical Beneficiary Of Obama’s Immigration Plan Won’t Pay Net Income Taxes, Avik Roy,’s “The Apothecary”, 11-20-14
In Obamacare’s Wake, New York’s Tale Of Two Medicaid Programs, Paul Howard and Yevgeniy Feyman,’s “The Apothecary”, 11-17-14
Two More Grube Videos: Obamacare Architect Boasts Of Law’s ‘Exploitation’ Of The American Voter, Avik Roy,’s “The Apothecary”, 11-13-14
A Supreme Court Case That Could Upend Obamacare, Diana Furchtgott-Roth,, 11-11-14
ACA Architect: ‘The Stupidity Of The American Voter’ Led Us To Hide ACA Costs, Avik Roy,’s “The Apothecary”, 11-11-14
Kasich: Only ‘Political Or Ideological’ People Oppose Ohio’s Medicaid Expansion, Avik Roy,’s “The Apothecary”, 10-23-14
Jeanne Shaheen’s Dishonest Claim That Obamacare Doesn’t Cut Medicare, Avik Roy,’s “The Apothecary”, 10-22-14
On Obamacare's Second Birthday, Whither The HSA?, Paul Howard and Yevgeniy Feyman, Washington Examiner, 10-16-14
Are Private Exchanges The Future Of Health Insurance?, Yevgeniy Feyman,'s "The Apothecary", 10-15-14
You Can Repeal Obamacare And Keep Kentucky's Insurance Exchange, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 10-15-14
Can Republicans Repeal Obamacare Without Disrupting Coverage?, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 09-27-14
Obamacare Has Failed To Collapse -- But Its Premiums Continue To Climb, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 09-14-14
Healthcare.Gov Reports Hack Attack; Security Remains Compromised, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 09-05-14
Don't Just Replace Obamacare--Replace The Great Society, Avik Roy, The Weekly Standard blog, 09-04-14
Obamacare Is Dampening The Job Market In 3 Principal Ways, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 09-01-14
Revisions To 'Transcending Obamacare' Based On Reader Feedback, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 08-21-14
Obamacare Or Not, GOP Should Focus On Reducing The Cost Of Health Care, Avik Roy, Forbes Magazine, 08-20-14
UK Says Sovaldi Is Worth It. We Should Listen, Yevgeniy Feyman,'s "The Apothecary", 08-18-14
Groundhog Day For Bad Ideas In Medicare Part D, Paul Howard and Yevgeniy Feyman, Roll Call, 08-15-14
Health Care Reform 2.0. In Search Of Credible Alternatives, Yevgeniy Feyman,'s "The Apothecary", 08-15-14
Don't Repeal Obamacare, Transcend It, Avik Roy, Politico Magazine, 08-13-14
Transcending Obamacare, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 08-13-14
How to Transcend Obamacare, Avik Roy, National Review Online, 08-13-14
Can Republicans Govern By Learning From Obama's Mistakes & Bush's Bipartisan Success?, Paul Howard, The Morning Consult, 08-12-14
A Victory For The Rule Of Law, But Merely A Speed Bump For Obamacare, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 07-23-14
Why Obamacare Ruling Means More Than It Seems, Diana Furchtgott-Roth, WSJ's, 07-23-14
Where Is The Value In Health Care?, Yevgeniy Feyman,'s "The Apothecary", 07-21-14
Automatic Obamacare Enrollment Is Anti-Patient, Diana Furchtgott-Roth,, 07-08-14
Republicans Have Lots Of Ideas About How To Fix ObamaCare, Paul Howard and Yevgeniy Feyman,, 07-07-14
SCOTUS: Corporations Have More Religious Freedom Than Taxpayers, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 07-01-14
This Is What Health Insurance Should Look Like, Yevgeniy Feyman,’s “The Apothecary”, 06-20-14
Left: Rate Shock Doesn't Matter, Because Other People's Money Will Pay For It, Avik Roy,’s “The Apothecary”, 06-19-14
3,137-County Analysis: Obamacare Increased 2014 Individual-Market Premiums By Average Of 49%, Avik Roy,’s “The Apothecary”, 06-18-14
Obamacare Is The New Premium Support, Paul Howard, The Morning Consult, 06-04-14
Doubling Down On Bad Policy, Yevgeniy Feyman,'s "The Apothecary", 06-02-14
A Labor Union Prepares To Strike, As Obamacare Ups Health Insurance Costs, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 05-27-14
No, The VA Isn't A Preview Of Obamacare -- It's Much Worse, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary," 05-23-14
The Arkansas Medicaid Expansion And The 2014 Midterms, Avik Roy, National Review Online, 05-14-14
Obamacare Exchanges Squander Taxpayer Dollars By The Boatload, Yevgeniy Feyman,'s "The Apothecary", 05-12-14
74% Of Obamacare Sign-Ups Were Previously Insured, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 05-10-14
Romneycare Improved Health Outcomes, Thanks To Private-Sector Coverage, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 05-07-14
Perspectives On Obamacare's First Year Enrollment, Yevgeniy Feyman, LinkedIn Pulse, 05-02-14
Here's How To Repeal The Employer Mandate And Cut The Deficit, Yevgeniy Feyman,'s "The Apothecary", 04-09-14
Exchanges Enrolled Only 1.4 Million Previously Uninsured Individuals, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 04-09-14
No Change In Proportion Of Young Adults With Health Coverage Since 2008, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 04-03-14
Only One-Third Of Obamacare Sign-Ups Were Previously Uninsured, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 03-31-14
Is There Anything Bipartisan In The Attempts To Improve Obamacare?, Paul Howard, CQ Roll Call, 03-31-14
New York's $54 Billion Health Care Hack, Paul Howard,'s "The Apothecary", 03-28-14
6 Mill. Obamacare 'Sign-Ups,' But Number Of Uninsured Enrollees A Mystery, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 03-27-14
Surprise! White House To Delay 'Firm' Obamacare Enrollment Deadline, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 03-25-14
Obamacare Needs Bipartisanship Its Democratic Sponsors Rejected, Yevgeniy Feyman, Washington Examiner, 03-21-14
Obamacare Still Isn't Failing, But It's Not Succeeding, Yevgeniy Feyman,'s "The Apothecary", 03-12-14
Obamacare's Future After Law's Disastrous Debut, Low Enrollment, Yevgeniy Feyman,, 03-12-14
At Least 35% Of People Eligible For Medicaid Expansion Are Ex-Convicts, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 03-11-14
Unions Conclude Obamacare Will Make Inequality Worse, Diana Furchtgott-Roth,, 03-11-14
Only 14% Of Obamacare Exchange Sign-Ups Were Previously Uninsured, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 03-08-14 Obama Should Work with Congress to Eliminate Employer Mandate, Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Washington Examiner, 02-11-14
Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Again, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 02-10-14
W.H.: It's Good That Obamacare Will Drive Americans Out Of The Workforce, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 02-05-14
Plan To Replace Obamacare Raises Taxes -- And That's A Good Thing, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 01-31-14
Senate Republicans Develop Most Credible 'Repeal And Replace' Plan Yet, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 01-27-14
Obamacare's Risk Corridors Won't Be A 'Bailout' Of Insurers, Yevgeniy Feyman,'s "The Apothecary", 01-22-14
New Rules to Deprive Seniors of Drugs, Doctors, Diana Furchtgott-Roth,, 01-21-14
Most Obamacare Enrollees Already Had Insurance, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 01-18-14
Many Find Insurance Isn't So Affordable Under The Affordable Care Act, Paul Howard, Washington Examiner, 01-17-14
A Conservative Case For Universal Coverage, Avik Roy, Washington Examiner, 01-17-14
6 Major Hurdles to Implementing Obamacare, Diana Furchtgott-Roth, WSJ's, 01-16-14
Obamacare Exchange Enrollment Skews Much Older Than U.S. Population, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 01-13-14
Humana: Exchange Enrollment 'More Adverse Than Previously Expected', Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 01-10-14
The Overhyped Health Cost Slowdown, Yevgeniy Feyman,, 01-10-14
Can A WI Senator Prevent Congress From Gaining Subsidized Insurance?, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 01-10-14
Better Health Insurance Doesn't Equal Better Health Care, Paul Howard,, 01-9-14
Expanding Medicaid Increases Usage Of Emergency Rooms, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 01-3-14
How Many Healthy People Are Signing Up For Obamacare?, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 12-30-13
PolitiFact Tries To Hide That It Rated 'Keep Your Health Plan' Promise 'True', Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 12-27-13
White House Tax Plan Would Be Grinch For Blue State Charity, Howard Husock,'s "Philanthropy & Society", 12-18-13
W.H. Forces Obamacare Insurers To Cover Unpaid Patients At A Loss, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 12-14-13
Testimony by Avik Roy Before The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, 12-12-13
Exploding Medicaid Bills Will Threaten Budgets and Health, Paul Howard and Stephen Parente, New York Daily News, 11-24-13
Obamacare Isn't Romneycare, Yevgeniy Feyman, City Journal Online, 11-21-13
Between '30-40%' Of Obamacare's Exchange Software Has Not Yet Been Built, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 11-19-13
Obamacare Drives UnitedHealth To Downsize Its Medicare Physician Networks, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 11-18-13
Obama to Nation: If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep Your Plan, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 11-15-13
Key Memo Details 'Limitless' Privacy Risks To Obamacare's Website, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 11-12-13
Did The Obama Administration Try To Hide A Key Memo Detailing 'Limitless' Privacy Risks To Obamacare's Website?, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 11-12-13
The Obamacare Exchange Scorecard, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 11-12-13
Fact-Checking The President's Kind-Of Sort-Of 'Apology' For Obamacare-Driven Insurance Cancellations, Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary", 11-8-13
49-State Analysis: Obamacare To Increase Individual-Market Premiums By Average Of 41%, Avik Roy,’s “The Apothecary”, 11-4-13


A few things that caught my attention: Obama lying about lying; no more Joisey jokes etc., The Star Ledger, 11-14-13
Happening Now - New Obamacare #'s Out – Meh,’s “Happening Now,” 11-14-13
Obamacare Architect Admits Obama Misled Americans, But…,, 11-14-13
President's Untruths Go Well Beyond "Keep Your Plan", Investor’s Business Daily, Editorial, 11-13-13
Prognosis for Obamacare isn't improving, Chicago Tribune, Editorial, 11-13-13
Will Retail Investors Keep Investing New Money in 2014?, The Motley Fool, 11-12-13
Study Points to Higher Texas Health Insurance Premiums, News 92 FM Houston, 11-11-13
STUDY: Self-Insured Could Have Decisive Impact in 2014, Washington Free Beacon, Editorial, 11-11-13
ACA’s ‘catastrophic’ coverage flies under radar, Politico, 11-11-13


Huffington Post Live with Alyona Minkovski interviewed Yevgeniy Feyman, 11-14-13
WBAL 1090's "The C4 Show with Clarence Mitchell" interviewed Yevgeniy Feyman, 11-14-13
Premier Radio's "The Sean Hannity Show" interviewed Paul Howard, 11-13-13
KPCC NPR Los Angeles' "Air Talk with Larry Mantle" interviewed Paul Howard, 11-13-13
CNBC's "The Kudlow Report" interviewed Avik Roy, 11-13-13
MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes” interviewed Avik Roy, 11-12-13
FBN's "The Willis Report with Gerri Willis” interviewed Avik Roy, 11-12-13
710 AM WOR's "The John and Ken Show" interviewed Avik Roy, 11-12-13
SRN's "The Hugh Hewitt Show" interviewed Avik Roy, 11-12-13
AFRN's "Nothing But Truth with Crane Durham" interviewed Avik Roy, 11-12-13
Sinclair Broadcast Group interviewed Yevgeniy Feyman, 11-12-13
The Blaze TV's "Real News" interviewed Avik Roy, 11-11-13
WTIC 1080 AM's Mornings with Ray Dunaway" interviewed Avik Roy, 11-11-13


American Wonk, Ricochet, 9-6-13
Online Tools for Making Sense of Economic Policy, Tax Foundation, 9-5-13
The Impact of Obamacare on Your Premiums,'s Coffee and Markets, 9-4-13

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