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Thomas Cheplick, a freelance reporter for The Heartland Institute, writes from Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Thomas Cheplick, a freelance reporter for the Heartland Institute, writes from Cambridge, Massachusetts. His work has previously appeared in the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the American Spectator, the New Republic, the Washington Examiner and elsewhere.

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May 31, 2016
By Thomas Cheplick
The two physicians currently serving in the U.S.
May 31, 2016
By Thomas Cheplick
Problems with GlaxoSmithKline's Avandia drug have raised questions about the regulatory processes of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the bureaucracy that regulates all drugs and foods in the nation.
May 31, 2016
By Thomas Cheplick
The Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy in the Commonwealth's Department of Health and Human Services recently highlighted a continued rise in the number of people using Bay State emergency rooms.
May 31, 2016
By Thomas Cheplick
A new report issued by the Internal Revenue Service's National Taxpayer Advocate says President Obama’s health care law places enforcement responsibilities on the IRS the agency is ill-equipped to handle.
January 13, 2014
By Thomas Cheplick
After days of secret back-room meetings, labor leaders and White House staffers have agreed to a tentative deal to tax high-cost insurance plans—an arrangement that will effectively penalize younger union workers—eliminating a major barrier to the
July 15, 2011
By Thomas Cheplick
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) are attempting to stem the online sale of illegal drugs by encouraging the Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Agency to investigate Bitcoin and Silk Road.
July 12, 2011
By Thomas Cheplick
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s latest draft edition of its Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide is raising online privacy concerns among civil liberties groups.
July 1, 2011
By Thomas Cheplick
Debate raged over a tax hike plan proposed by Gov. Mark Dayton (DFL) as the Minnesota state government “shut down” July 1.

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