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Charles Katebi is state government relations manager with the Heartland Institute

Charles Katebi was hired in October 2017. He was formerly a healthcare policy analyst at the Wyoming Liberty Group. Charles has also been a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute. His role includes interacting with elected officials and staff, legislation tracking, and research and writing on various issues. Primarily he will be responsible for proactively reaching out to lawmaker and allies in a dozen states to build Heartlands presence as well as being another health care expert on staff. Prior to joining the Wyoming Liberty Group, Charles interned at the American Action Forum, FreedomWorks, and the Reason Foundation, on issues ranging from regulatory policy to pension reform. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia.

Recent Articles and Publications

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August 7, 2018
By Charles Katebi
Single-payer supporters are right to want a better health-care system for the United States. However, they should realize that forcing everyone to enroll in Medicare would only make health care even more expensive and unaffordable.
August 6, 2018
By Charles Katebi
At the end of June, a U.S. District Court judge blocked Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin from imposing work requirements on Medicaid recipients.
August 3, 2018
By Charles Katebi
Despite Medicaid’s best intentions, the program imposes significant barriers on low-income families seeking employment and high-quality health insurance. Thankfully, states finally have the opportunity to implement commonsense work requirements.
July 18, 2018
By Charles Katebi
As Medicaid’s booming costs crowd out medical care for the truly needy, it is critical that states and the Trump administration push back against the DC District Court's ruling and other misguided attempts to block work requirements.
July 12, 2018
By Charles Katebi
Over the last several years, states that expanded Medicaid to able-bodied adults have seen costs skyrocket and patients lose access to critical medical care.
June 27, 2018
By Charles Katebi
Expanding access to dental therapists would also improve oral health.
April 27, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Charles Katebi
For decades, America’s various welfare programs have discouraged low-income adults from working and trapped millions in poverty.
April 10, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., John Nothdurft, Peter Ferrara, Charles Katebi
“Congratulations to Gov. Walker and the Republican legislature for their leadership in passing groundbreaking welfare reforms.” - Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.

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