Skip Navigation
Site Search
 
Search this site only
Search Heartland.org

Research

  • Date
  • Topic
  • Type
View  10  |  20  |  40
Health Care
May 20, 2019
By Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN), Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
"Similar to the HIV/AIDS crisis, promising, potentially life-saving drugs for these diseases are mired in Phases II and III of the drug-approval process."
May 20, 2019
Annual trustee report as required by the Social Security Act on the financial status of the Hospital Insurance Trust Fun and the Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund.
May 17, 2019
By The Physicians Advocacy Institute
Report by the Physician Advocacy Institute on hospital acquisition of private physician practices.
May 15, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines reference pricing and how it could be a valuable tool for states seeking to reduce skyrocketing health care costs while maintaining a high-quality standard of care.
May 10, 2019
By Christina Herrin
Legislation would expand Right To Try, but doesn't go far enough.
May 10, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a bill in Rhode Island that would allow physician assistants to care for patients without being directly supervised by medical doctors, dramatically improving their ability to provide care.
May 10, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a bill that would shift thousands of Alaskans covered under Alaska’s expanded Medicaid program onto subsidized private insurance plans.
May 7, 2019
Stakeholders urge FDA to change course on new guidelines to require suffix on biosimilar drugs.
May 6, 2019
A number of states under pressure to expand their Medicaid programs are instead finding opportunities to customize their programs through federal waivers.
May 6, 2019
It took two attempts, but the Arkansas House of Representatives passed a Medicaid funding bill after rejecting it days after U.S. District Judge James Boasberg blocked the state, along with Kentucky, from implementing a work requirement for able-bodied Me
May 3, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
In May, the Trump administration will be wrapping up comment periods for two consumer-oriented initiatives reforming the way health insurance operates with providers and across state lines.
May 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses the rapidly rising cost of Virginia's Medicaid program and how Medicaid expansion is exacerbating the problem.
May 2, 2019
Seven groups express concern over FDA's newly released guidelines onbio similar naming
May 1, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Lawmakers in Utah rolled out a “partial” Medicaid expansion program April 1 after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) granted approval to enroll people making under $12,500 a year, less than the $17,200 limit voters approved in 2018.
May 1, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
Florida lawmakers are addressing what the state’s house speaker has called the “hospital-industrial complex” with several bills aimed at increasing competition and reducing government’s role in health care.
May 1, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Nurse practitioners (NP) in states across the country are asking lawmakers to relax onerous licensing regulations so they can help fill an anticipated shortage of primary care doctors.
May 1, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) filed a brief in a lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood, asking the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to deny lawsuits by individual Medicaid recipients intended to force taxpayer funding for abortions.
May 1, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Eight states are asking a court to strike an Obamacare rule they say violates their authority to protect the judgment and conscience rights of medical professionals.
May 1, 2019
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiated a 60-day public comment period March 11 on possible federal reform that would allow health insurance companies to sell plans across state lines.
April 30, 2019
By Edward Hudgins
This Policy Brief argues an FTCM approach, by collecting real-world data on the effects of new drugs, would provide more patients with access to potentially life-saving drugs, and it would do so faster and more efficiently than the current FDA system.
April 30, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
The Michigan House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow public libraries to stock and administer opioid overdose drugs.
April 29, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
A new report estimates a single-payer health care system in the United States would cost between $54.6 and $60.7 trillion over the first 10 years.
April 29, 2019
Recently elected Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer wrote a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma claiming reporting requirements under the state’s Medicaid work rule could “take away health insurance from pe
April 29, 2019
Ohio has become the eighth state to receive federal approval to implement a work requirement for its expanded Medicaid program.
April 29, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
California lawmakers missed the deadline to implement a universal, government-run health insurance program in the Golden State this year.
April 29, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
During the 2019 session, the Washington State legislature again declined to pass a bill imposing single-payer health insurance on the state.
April 26, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in North Carolina that would create work requirements for the state’s Medicaid program.
April 26, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
States are moving to repeal their certificate of need laws, which make it difficult for providers to offer new or additional medical services or facilities. CON laws increase health care costs and reduce quality.
April 26, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Following Arizona’s lead, Georgia, Texas, and Washington State are considering bans or mandated arbitration and price transparency in response to consumer complaints about surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers.
April 26, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
To meet the growing demand for health care in Florida and Washington State, lawmakers have proposed bills that would expand the scope of services the government allows advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNP) and physician assistants (PA) to perform
April 25, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
Physicians are increasingly leaving private practices to join hospital networks, states a new report from the Physicians Advocacy Institute.
April 24, 2019
Accessing professional health care services required on average 34 minutes of travel and 11 minutes of waiting, a burden that hasn’t changed over the past 11 years.
April 24, 2019
By Leo Pusateri
Travel and wait times for health care cost patients $89 billion annually, according to an analysis by Altarum, bolstering arguments for the removal of regulatory and legal barriers to the growth of telemedicine.
April 24, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Legislative fallout is occurring in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court declining to review a lower court decision rejecting Maryland’s 2017 law that authorized the state’s attorney general to review and regulate price increases of generic or off-patent dr
April 24, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Virginia lawmakers failed to push through a bill to create a Medicaid oversight office after faulty forecasting resulted in a $462.5 million Medicaid shortfall over two years.
April 24, 2019
The study shows how the cost of welfare fraud and abuse is substantial.
April 24, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt requested an audit of the state’s Medicaid program to determine whether enrollees meet federal eligibility requirements.
April 24, 2019
The paper discusses how value questions need to be answered in determining a price tag for Medicare for All.
April 24, 2019
Corwin (Corey) Rhyan, a senior analyst at Altarum’s Center for Value in Health Care, told Health Care News what prompted his study, “Travel and Wait Times are Longest for Health Care Services” and what policymakers and the public can learn from it.
April 24, 2019
This report is a study by the Office of Inspector General which looked at a sample of 150 Medicaid beneficiaries in California to see if they actually qualified for benefits.