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Charlie Katebi

Charlie Katebi was a state government relations manager at the Heartland Institute.

Charlie Katebi was a state government relations manager at The Heartland Institute from 2017 to 2019. His role included interacting with elected officials and staff, legislation tracking, and research and writing on various issues. Primarily he was responsible for proactively reaching out to lawmakers and allies in a dozen states to build Heartland's presence as well as being another health care expert on staff.

Before joining Heartland, Charlie was a health care policy analyst at the Wyoming Liberty Group and also 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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January 8, 2019
By Charlie Katebi
Over the past several decades, American families have experienced skyrocketing health-care costs.
January 3, 2019
By Michael Hamilton, Charlie Katebi
This Policy Brief keeps the liberty question front-and-center in the dental therapy debate.
November 2, 2018
By Charlie Katebi
Democrats want voters to think that the only way to protect patients with pre-existing conditions is by protecting ObamaCare. Fortunately, President Donald Trump has shown there are better solutions and he is putting them into action.
November 2, 2018
By Charlie Katebi
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Charlie Katebi explains how Obamacare weakened protections for patients with preexisting conditions, and how states can strengthen coverage for these vulnerable people.
October 22, 2018
By Matthew Glans, Charlie Katebi, Sarah Lee
‘The training wheels are finally off and states can pursue the kind of systemic reforms that they need to lower the cost of health care and return real choice to consumers.’
October 11, 2018
By Charlie Katebi
In this Research & Commentary, Charles Katebi examines a proposal in Michigan that would expand access to dental care for patients in rural communities and inner cities.
October 10, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Charlie Katebi
' Let’s hope that election-year gimmicks do not steal this desperately-needed option from millions of Americans' - Tim Huelskamp
October 7, 2018
By Charlie Katebi
Medical experts and policymakers across the political spectrum recognize that NPs can make a big difference in the lives of millions of Americans who are struggling to attain primary care.

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