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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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September 17, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this FAQ, Matthew Glans examines several commonly asked questions about what pharmacy benefit managers are, the effect they have on drug prices, and some reforms currently being considered to regulate PBMs.
September 16, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a recent study from the Brookings Institution that found that emergency department use has continued to rise since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
September 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this FAQ, Matthew Glans examines the effect of gasoline tax changes on the price of fuel, availability of stations, and the overall impact on consumers and the economy across state borders.
September 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a a new study from the National Taxpayers Union Foundation that compares the predicted revenues from new state internet sales taxes to what has been generated by the new tax.
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June 14, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt, AnneMarie Schieber
“The current rules favoring employer-sponsored insurance have been in dire need of reform for years." - Matthew Glans
January 29, 2019
By Matthew Glans
Communications technology improvements have led to rapid increases in the efficiency and reach of industries across the modern economy.
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.’
August 29, 2018
By Matthew Glans
Recently, California legislators dealt a devastating blow to onerous taxes when they passed a bill that prevents grocery taxes, including unpopular and ineffective “soda taxes.”
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