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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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November 30, 2016
By Tim Benson, Matthew Glans, H. Sterling Burnett
“The government should not decide winners and losers in any market as part of its energy policy. The ideal approach to energy policy would be to repeal all renewable power standards” - Matthew Glans
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November 29, 2016
By Matthew Glans
More physicians are charting their course out of the insured patient market.
November 28, 2016
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses state internet sales taxes and how they expand the power of government.
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November 23, 2016
By Matthew Glans, Tim Benson
Bill Would Benefit Exelon, Not Those Who Use Electric Power
November 22, 2016
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses state internet sales taxes and a proposed bill to codify the long standing nexus standard.
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November 22, 2016
By Matthew Glans, Michael Hamilton
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans and Michael Hamilton examine risk corridors and the proposed bailout of insurers operating in the Obamacare exchanges using taxpayer dollars from the Department of Justice’s Judgement Fund.
November 15, 2016
By Michael Hamilton, Justin Haskins, Matthew Glans
“If Trump and Congress settle for less than full repeal, Obamacare will make a comeback when Democrats do, and the new version will be even more government-centric.” - Michael Hamilton
October 25, 2016
By Peter Ferrara, Matthew Glans, Michael Hamilton
‘Total costs for employer-provided coverage have increased by $17,000 per year since Obamacare passed in 2010, primarily due to taxes and regulations imposed by Obamacare.’ - Peter Ferrara

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