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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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May 25, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines high-risk health care pools and the important role they could play after a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
May 25, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed change to Oregon's certificate of need laws to allow improvements in mental health services for those who served in the military.
May 19, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed pension reform plan in Illinois that would use an existing model to implement a defined contribution model for new state workers.
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May 19, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Arkansas' rollback of its Medicaid expansion and how other states could follow its lead.
May 18, 2017
By Jim Lakely, Steven Titch, Matthew Glans, Jesse Hathaway, Seton Motley
"Government-directed net neutrality was, is, and always will be a solution in search of a problem. " - Jim Lakely
May 2, 2017
By Matthew Glans, Michael Hamilton
One solution to state oral health care provider shortages is giving dentists greater discretion to use dental therapists and dental hygienists.
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.

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