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Health Care
August 6, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid expansion and how states can respond to the recent rejection of Utah's funding increase request for its' partial Medicaid expansion.
August 2, 2019
By Justin Haskins
Although the total costs of Medicare for All have been analyzed in detail in multiple studies, few have considered how these costs would affect U.S. taxpayers in specific income brackets.
August 1, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Recent study by Penn State researchers examined costs to states' Medicaid programs in treating the opioid epidemic, finding these costs exceeded more than $3 billion in 2013.
August 1, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses how states can reform their health insurance regulations to encourage the growth of direct primary care services for patients.
July 19, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses telehealth reform and how these services can improve the cost and availability of care.
July 19, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines how overly stringent licensing rules have contributed to the growing doctor shortage and how states can reform these rules.
July 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a revised Medicaid expansion proposal in the North Carolina legislature that uses the illusion of free-market reforms in an attempt to appease expansion opponents.
July 3, 2019
Over 150 individuals and organizations signed this letter opposing a proposal to amend Section 101 of the Patent Act.
July 1, 2019
By Joanne M. Chiedi, Acting Inspector General
This report by the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Health and Human Services, finds deficiencies that harm Medicare beneficiaries.
July 1, 2019
This study measures physician interest in emerging employment areas
June 28, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines single-payer health care systems, their many flaws, and outlines why legislators should resist efforts to implement these reforms at both the state and federal level.
June 27, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Rather than restricting access to electronic cigarettes with regulations, taxation, and even prohibition, lawmakers should embrace their use as an effective smoking cessation tool.
June 26, 2019
The study debunks the idea that employer insurance plans are subsidizing the uninsured through cost shifting.
June 25, 2019
By Doug Badger
This issue brief for The Heritage Foundation's Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity looks at the possible unintended consequences of Congressional proposals to address surprise Medical billing.
June 24, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses how work requirements are desperately needed to ensure the long-term viability of Medicaid and keep costs under control.
June 22, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines Medicaid waivers and argues states should be proactive and not wait for Congress to pursue Medicaid reform.
June 14, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new effort in Delaware to reform or repeal the state's certificate of need laws for health care providers.
June 14, 2019
The Trump Administration released a new rule regarding Health Reimbursement Arrangements which allows employers to give their workers tax-preferred funds to pay for health insurance.
June 12, 2019
Mark Shepard looks at date in the Boston health care market to show how insurers are restricting their networks.
June 6, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Medicaid expansion efforts in North Carolina and why the state should continue to resist calls to expand.
June 5, 2019
This report evaluates and identifies eligibility abuse in Louisiana's Medicaid Expansion population.
June 4, 2019
Chris Pope of the Manhattan Institute makes the case of how so-called "short-term" insurance plans are not "junk insurance" and how expansion of access will not leave the federal government with a bigger bill to take care of the sick.
June 3, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in North Carolina that would reform the state's certificate of need laws for health care providers.
June 3, 2019
Annual report by PWC's Health Research Institute looking at medical cost trends for the coming year.
May 28, 2019
The study looks at what health care innovations under Section 1332 waivers would be worthwhile for the State of Georgia.
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
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 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 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 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 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.