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Jim Waters is president of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Jim Waters is president of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Recent Articles and Publications

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January 31, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jay Lehr, Peter Ferrara, Frederick D. Palmer, H. Sterling Burnett, Lennie Jarratt, Bette Grande, Tom Harris, James H. Rust, David S. D’Amato, Kenneth Haapala, David Guldenschuh, Corey DeAngelis , Wayne Allyn Root, J.T. Edwards, E. Calvin Beisner, Jane M. Orient, M.D., David L. Applegate, Howard L. Simons, William Briggs, Timothy Ball, Michelle Smith, Gerard Gianoli, M.D., Ronald D. Rotunda (1945 - 2018), Randal O’Toole, James Wanliss , Yuri Maltsev, Stephen B. Presser, Michael Schaus, Jim Waters, Russ McCullough, Christopher Garbacz
“The Heartland Institute has been advising many in the administration on climate and energy policy, so we were certainly encouraged and excited the president promoted his pro-energy, pro-America vision in his State of the Union Address.” - Tim Huelskamp
August 20, 2015
By Jim Waters
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says Obamacare is a disaster, yet he continues to publicly support the idea of a national single-payer health care system for the United States.
June 17, 2015
By Jim Waters
The Kentucky Health Cooperative, the largest insurer on Kynect, Kentucky’s Obamacare health insurance exchange, proposed a 25.1 percent health insurance premium rate increase for 2016. Despite the daunting numbers, Kentucky Gov.
June 15, 2015
By Jim Waters
Health insurers are seeking double-digit rate increases in 2016 to continue covering enrollees in the Obamacare health insurance exchanges.

2016 By the Numbers

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of state elected officials say a Heartland publication influenced their opinions or led to a change in public policy.
“The Heartland Institute [is] the world’s most prominent thinktank supporting skepticism about man-made climate change.”
The Economist
May 26, 2012
2.4 Million
the number of times Heartland's six podcasts were downloaded in 2017
184 issues
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91 events
that Heartland hosted, attended, or spoke at, reaching 14,711 guests
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