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Matthew Glans

Matthew Glans joined the staff of The Heartland Institute in November 2007 as legislative specialist for insurance and finance. In 2012, Glans was named senior policy analyst.

Glans' responsibilities include interacting with elected officials and staff on a variety of issues; tracking new legislation; and drafting responses to emerging issues via talking points, news releases, and op-ed pieces, with the goal of educating legislators and informing them about free-market ideas. 

He is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force. His work has appeared in several publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Glans is the co-author of The Heartland Institute’s “Ten Principles of Property and Casualty Insurance Regulation” booklet and a Policy Brief on credit scoring in Washington State.

Glans earned a master’s degree in political studies from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Bradley University. Before coming to Heartland, Glans worked for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services in its legislative affairs office in Springfield.

Recent Articles and Publications

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November 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Vermont's certificate of need laws and how they hinder the growth of the state's health care market.
November 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines an alternative approach to traditional state worker pension programs, cash balance plans.
November 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines how many states hide their true pension liabilities through their accounting practices and how states can make their reporting more accurate.
November 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Ohio that would require state officials to conduct quarterly eligibility checks on food stamp recipients, using several state and federal databases.
November 14, 2017
By Matthew Glans
Congress has failed to pass a replacement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and Obamacare’s collapse is inevitable. To protect their citizens, state lawmakers should take the lead in passing free-market health care reforms.
October 24, 2017
By Matthew Glans, Justin Haskins
The data show CON laws don’t work, and the reasons are obvious.
September 19, 2017
By Matthew Glans
Voters in South Dakota may soon be considering a new proposal to dramatically increase the state’s tobacco tax.
August 31, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, Matthew Glans, Jesse Hathaway, Clifford Thies, John A. Tatom, Scott H. Richardson, Gary Wolfram
"The work requirements as originally enacted into law benefitted everybody: the poor and taxpayers." - Peter Ferrara

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