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September 11, 2019
Medicaid Covering Hospital Air Ambulances? No Way (Guest: Evan Blauser) Podcast
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Evan Blauser of the Wyoming Liberty Group on the state's plan to use Medicaid to fund the exorbitant costs of air ambulance services.
Health Care
September 9, 2019
Why We May Not Need Laws on Surprise Medical Bills (Guest: John Goodman) Podcast
John Goodman, founder of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, discusses the problem of outrageous surprise medical bills and solution that may already in place with the Federal Trade Commission.
Health Care
September 5, 2019
Why I No Longer Trust Government Health Care (Guest: Rebekah Bernard) Podcast
Dr. Rebekah Bernard MD, a Family Physician in Fort Myers, Florida, and the author of How to Be a Rock Star Doctor, discusses an article she wrote entitled "Here's Why I No Longer Believe Government Health Care Can Work."

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Health Care
September 11, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Evan Blauser of the Wyoming Liberty Group on the state's plan to use Medicaid to fund the exorbitant costs of air ambulance services.
September 9, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
John Goodman, founder of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, discusses the problem of outrageous surprise medical bills and solution that may already in place with the Federal Trade Commission.
September 5, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Dr. Rebekah Bernard MD, a Family Physician in Fort Myers, Florida, and the author of How to Be a Rock Star Doctor, discusses an article she wrote entitled "Here's Why I No Longer Believe Government Health Care Can Work."
September 4, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Medical students have jammed packed course loads to the point where few get any instruction on how to run a small business, which many doctors do when they open a practice.
August 26, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber, Roger D. Klein, M.D., J.D.
Dr. Klein joins the podcast to discuss two issues. One involving a state’s attempt to mandate insurance coverage for Epi-pens. The other is hospitals offering free genetic testing for patients in exchange for giving data to drug companies.
August 21, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
In this episode of Health Care News, two qualified experts of opposing viewpoints debate the Medicare For All issue.
August 20, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee Tamara Drangstveit, CEO of Peak Health Alliance, a new cooperative in Summit County, Colorado, that put the negotiating power of health care costs back into the hands of the consumers.
August 19, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Fred Birnbaum, Vice President of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, speaks on Idaho's scramble to find ways to fund voter-approved Medicaid expansion — even if it means taking funds away from programs intended to help the poor.
August 13, 2019
By Sarah Lee, Roger Stark, M.D.
Roger Stark, a health care policy analyst at Washington state's free-market think tank Washington Policy Center, discusses the waiting we can expect if we were to ever introduce Medicare for All in the U.S.
August 12, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Thirty-one people died in two back to back mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH. People are upset and afraid. There is much finger pointing from guns, to the internet, to ideology. Is something else at fault?
August 7, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Dinesh Thakur joins the show to discuss corruption and the use of falsified data in the Indian generic drug industry.
August 6, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
. The Pelican Institute of Public Policy has been filing information requests with the state to get at the bottom of the Medicaid expansion problem.
July 30, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Sarah Lee interviews Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on the Obamacare constitutional challenge his office is currently arguing in a Louisiana appeals court.
July 29, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Hoaxes and scams have been dominating the news this year and the health care arena is no different. Also, what's happening with the opioid crisis?
July 25, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Goldman discusses how life insurers can help mitigate the costs of life saving drugs.
July 22, 2019
By Sally C. Pipes, Sarah Lee
Sally Pipes, President and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute, explains why California Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to expand Medicaid in the state to illegal immigrants will further bankrupt an already overtaxed state.
July 15, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
During the June 27 Democratic presidential debate, all candidates said they support health care for illegal immigrants. Conover has researched this issue and determined the U.S. is already contributing a considerable amount for this care: $18.5 billion.
July 9, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Dr. Nicole Hemkes, a direct primary care physician based in Madison, Wisconsin, about why she started her practice after years working in hospital emergency medicine.
July 8, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber, Roger D. Klein, M.D., J.D.
A U.S. Senate subcommittee panel is considering a proposal to reverse two U.S. Supreme Court rulings that limit patent eligibility for gene sequencing. Dr. Roger Klein explains why this could upend the medical diagnostics industry.
July 2, 2019
By Sarah Lee, Edward Hudgins
Ed Hudgins, research director at The Heartland Institute, joins the show to explain how reforming health care through Free to Choose Medicine will save lives, lower costs, and increase competition in the marketplace.
June 24, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of the Job Creators Network, explains Trump’s expansion of Health Reimbursement Arrangements. These arrangements allow small business owners to cover some of the health insurance needs of employees using tax-free accounts.
June 17, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Chris Pope discusses his May 2019 policy paper, “Renewable Term Insurance: Better Coverage Than Obamacare” in which he argues that these plans are not “junk insurance” and won’t leave the government with a big bill taking care of the sick.
June 11, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Rosemary Gibson, senior advisor at The Hastings Center, a medical ethics think tank, joins the show to discuss her book "ChinaRX: Exposing the Myths of America's Dependence on China for Medicine."
June 4, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Three state lawmakers give frank thoughts on the difficulties they encountered trying to eliminate Certificate of Need laws in their states. They discuss lobbying, phantom projects, “sky is falling” alarmism, and how opponents actually make a case for ri
May 28, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Rather than government mandated price controls on drugs, why not have drug companies base prices on indication? Roger D. Klein discusses “indication specific” drug prices and how this might lower prices and improve health outcomes.
May 23, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Adam Boehler, a Trump administration appointee who runs the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Innovation Center, details a new voluntary payment model that moves Medicare primary care payments away from fee-for-service
May 20, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Direct primary care is taking off around the country, but how do doctors take the first step? Adam Habig, Christopher Habig and Dr. Rasheet Patel are the founders of Freedom Healthworks, a consulting firm that helps doctors do just that.
May 14, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) discusses policy currently being proposed in the halls of Congress, from the exorbitant costs associated with single payer plans like Medicare For All to a recent, smaller bill that would help with drug price transparency.
May 10, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Marie Fishpaw explains the Democrats' just-voted-on bill, HR 986. Fishpaw says is will undercut the Trump administration's effective regulatory relief efforts to the health care sector. Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw is a vocal critic of HR 986.
May 7, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Dan Caldwell on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (AOC) twitter disagreement with Donald Trump on how well the Department of Veteran's Affairs administers health care to veterans.
May 2, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Washington State Representative Drew MacEwen joins the podcast to discuss legislation in the 2019 session, including T-21, taxes, and a bill that did include a flavor ban.
May 1, 2019
By Sarah Lee, Matthew D. Stryker
Dr. Matthew Stryker, a doctor of pharmacy at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Services, talks about his latest op-ed for Fox News entitled, "Who Profits From Drug Price Decreases?"
April 26, 2019
By Jane M. Orient, M.D., AnneMarie Schieber
“Medicare for All” is gaining traction because the public is under the mistaken belief that it means free healthcare. Jane Orient argues that is false and we must avoid a governmental takeover of health care.
April 25, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud talks with The Nicotine Queen, Taylor Cage, Vice President of Sales at North America Nicotine.
April 18, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Health care policy expert Doug Badger, who spent time in the George W. Bush White House working with Congress to pass the Medicare Modernization Act, discusses Obamacare replacement.
April 10, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber, Robert Klein
Medicare and Social Security are two separate programs. Robert Klein, a retirement advisor and policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, says retirees need to consider them together because out-of-pocket Medicare costs can add up quickly.
April 4, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Anne-Tyler Morgan, Senior Fellow at the newly founded Pegasus Institute, joins to discuss on the recent block (again) of Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky.
April 1, 2019
By Devon Herrick, AnneMarie Schieber
Few patients realize that hospitals can charge Medicare “facility fees” when patients visit health care providers on hospital campus grounds or in a hospital-owned practices. Medicare is more expensive than many patients think.
March 26, 2019
By Joseph R. Antos, Sarah Lee
Joseph Antos, a health care policy expert with the American Enterprise Institute, discusses association health plans and how Trump's health care regulatory changes are proving successful.
March 19, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
The mission of Medicaid is to provide care for people who need it most. To ensure that, states can apply for waivers to make their programs fiscally sustainable.