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October 22, 2019
The Heavy-Handed Response to the Measles Outbreak (Guest: Dr. Jane Orient) Podcast
As of May 2019, there have been 818 cases of measles in the U.S., eight times more than the entire year in 2016. Government has responded with a number of actions, but Orient believes they are ineffective, and worse, steer the country away from better sol
Health Care
October 21, 2019
Protecting Medicare from "Medicare for All" (Guest: Elaine Parker) Podcast
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Elaine Parker, President of small business advocate organization Job Creators Network Foundation on the Trump Administration's executive order protecting traditional Medicare.
Health Care
October 16, 2019
Patient Voices Podcast: Interview with Mike Henson Podcast
Mike Henson, advocate with No More Excuses, explains his journey after being diagnosed with ALS.

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Health Care
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.
March 12, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Tera Bianchi, a dental therapy project lead with Community Catalyst. She serves as the point of contact for a new dental therapy partnership with the National Indian Heath Board.
March 11, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Policy Advisor Sarah Lee interviews Dr. Lee Edwards, a leading scholar on socialism at The Heritage Foundation, on Medicare For All and whether it has the markers of a socialist program.
March 7, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Surprise medical bills are an emerging phenomenon symptomatic of a health care system in which prices are running amuck. Expert David Hyman discusses how free market principles can fix the problem.
March 6, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews members of a new partnership called the Partnership for America's Health Care Future.
February 28, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
In 2018, the Trump Administration broadened the availability of short-term health insurance for people who need a short-term solution for health insurance.
February 26, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
When tempers flare on rising health care costs, prescription drug prices often come under attack. There is a solution, and one that is not new: generic drugs. For generics to do their market magic, legislators need to back off from price controls.
February 19, 2019
By Dr. Phil Eskew , AnneMarie Schieber
Direct Primary Care is one-step beyond an “emerging model” and is now thriving in many states as a consumer-driven, low cost option for unlimited primary care. Phillip Eskew, founder of DPC Frontier, shares what is ahead for Direct Primary Care in 2018.
February 13, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, talks of the problems with a centrally managed health care sector.
February 6, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Dan Mitchell exposes the myth of Cuba's "successful" health care system, how that relates to what's happening in Venezuela, and what U.S. legislators with a penchant for socialism should learn from the island's economic fiasco.
January 31, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Dr. Robert Graboyes joins the show to discuss a recent poll showing a partisan divide in who believes the nation's health care situation is in a crisis.
January 23, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Dave Chase on a new study that discovered that many people don't understand how health insurance works and how this "health illiteracy" affects the cost of care.
January 16, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Michael Brzica on Senator Elizabeth Warren's plan to "nationalize" the development and sale of generic medicines
January 8, 2019
By Sarah Lee, Jane M. Orient, M.D.
Dr. Jane Orient speaks on how the migrant caravan at the Mexican-American border brings risks of a health epidemic. Should the US look at Ellis Island for proper policy positions?
January 7, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Dr. Leah Houston, MD, speaks about her health care tech venture that utilizes blockchain encryption to keep physician and patient data secure and immutable.
December 20, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, Amy Netherton joins State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud to discuss her many roles in the vaping industry and what to expect in 2019.
December 19, 2018
By Sarah Lee
Rob Henneke, attorney for a plaintiff in the landmark Texas case where Obamacare was deemed unconstitutional, joins the show.
December 14, 2018
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's Health Care Research Fellow Sarah Lee talks with Dan Weber of AMAC, a group that positions itself as a free-market alternative to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).
December 11, 2018
By Sarah Lee, Avik Roy
Many consumers main source of health care is their regional hospital. How and why is there so little competition in the health care market?
December 6, 2018
By Sarah Lee
Dr. Arthur Keiser talks about his school, Keiser University, and the criticism of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in trying to roll back Obama-era regulations on non-profit educational institutions.
December 5, 2018
By Sarah Lee
What can Georgia expect in health care with the election of Brian Kemp for governor? Did Georgia just dodge a fiscal bullet?
December 5, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
The state of New York is undergoing efforts to ban certain vaping flavors from sale. Andrew Osborn, vice president of the New York State Vapor Association, discusses his efforts to oppose this legislation.
November 29, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, Greg Conley, president of the American Vaping Association (AVA), joins Lindsey to discuss AVA and Greg’s tireless work in 2018.
November 26, 2018
By Sarah Lee
Aimed Alliance representative Stacey Worthy talks about the esoteric issue of co-pay accumulators that are sold as a way to control out-of-pocket expenses but in fact lead to increased costs to consumers and legal liabilities for employers.
November 22, 2018
By Sarah Lee
For Thanksgiving, we bring back FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in a "best of" episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast!
November 20, 2018
By Sarah Lee
Lisa Levine, chief executive officer of the MAVEN (Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network) Project, a group that works directly with providers to provide volunteer physicians to underserved areas with telehealth technology, joins the show.
November 12, 2018
By Jim Lakely, Sarah Lee
Health care expert Sarah Lee speaks on what she sees coming in the wake of Democrats winning the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms.
November 8, 2018
By Jim Lakely, Twila Brase
Twila Brase, R.N, President of the Citizen's Council for Health Freedom, discusses her new book Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Records.
November 6, 2018
By Jane M. Orient, M.D., Sarah Lee
Dr. Jane Orient, MD discusses the current state of insurance coverage regarding those with pre-existing conditions.
November 5, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, Jennifer Higginbotham joins the podcast to discuss e-liquids and regulations imposed by the federal government on e-liquid manufacturers.
November 1, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, NOT Blowing Smoke Founder Stefan Didak revisits the podcast to discuss flavor bans.
October 29, 2018
By Sarah Lee
Jeff Romback, deputy director of the Michigan Association of Health Plans, discusses a study exploring the best way for Michigan to reduce health insurance premiums in the state.