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Matthew Glans

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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.

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. His 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. 

Glans 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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April 28, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses tax triggers and how the failure of Oklahoma's trigger should not discourage other states from using them.
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April 26, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed gas tax increase in South Carolina, arguing it is not appropriate to add the burden of additional tax or fee increases on households that are already cash-strapped.
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April 26, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a paper by Justin Haskins, Michael Hamilton, and Sam Karnick which outlines a new approach to providing health care for Medicaid recipients, putting health care dollars in the hands of patients.
April 24, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines dental service organizations and how they can improve the cost and availability of dental services.
March 24, 2017
By Michael Hamilton, Justin Haskins, Peter Ferrara, Matthew Glans, Charles N. Steele
"The Affordable Care Act has been disastrous for Americans, but the House Republican leadership’s American Health Care Act failed to provide the reforms to fix many of the health care system’s most significant problems." - Justin Haskins
March 1, 2017
By Dr. Brad Rodu, Matthew Glans, Lindsey Stroud
Dr. Brad Rodu, lead author of Vaping, E-Cigarettes, and Public Policy Toward Alternatives to Smoking, has been at the forefront of tobacco harm reduction research and policy development for more than 20 years.
February 19, 2017
By Matthew Glans
President Trump and Republicans in Congress have identified March as their new deadline for their Obamacare replacement plans.
February 2, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway, Matthew Glans, S.T. Karnick
“More lawmakers, all across the nation, are waking up to the economic and social benefits of right to work, and Missouri is just the latest state to board the worker freedom train.” - Jesse Hathaway

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