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June 3, 2020
Medwand - a Device That Does the Physical Exam During a Virtual Visit (Guest: Dr. Samir Qamar) Podcast
The Medwand has the potential to bring in-person quality visits to telemedicine. The developer of the device joins to talk about why this is so important.
Health Care
May 28, 2020
The Future of the World After COVID-19 (Guest: Ryan Nabil) Podcast
How will COVID-19 change the course of humanity? Ryan Nabil joins the show to discuss this question.
Climate Change
May 26, 2020
For Radical Environmentalists, the Coronavirus Is the Cure for Climate Ills (Guest: E. Cal Beisner) Podcast
Many radical environmentalists have called humans a cancer on the earth and have publicly longed for something to wipe humanity out.

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Health Care
December 2, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
David Hyman discusses the fundamental problems with a “transfer” program and how the U.S. might look to senior health programs like that in Singapore.
November 25, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
David Hebert, the CEO of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, discusses a recent Trump executive order looking to expanding the role of nurse practitioners.
November 19, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Jason Pye, Vice President of Legislative Affairs at Freedomworks, talks about the recent moves in the Senate to roll back the Trump administration's health care shift toward free market policies.
November 18, 2019
William Sweetnam discusses how Health Reimbursement Accounts accounts could be a game changer for employer health insurance and the impact they can have in the individual health insurance
November 11, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Naomi Lopez-Bauman, health care scholar with the Goldwater Institute and the Beacon Center, on the battle over Medicaid expansion in Tennessee.
November 5, 2019
By Christina Herrin
Richard Garr, Founder of Access Hope CRO, discusses necessary steps to FDA and health can reforms.
October 28, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Roger D. Klein, M.D., J.D., Adam R. Habig
Three Heartland policy advisors weigh in on a trend reported in the Wall Street Journal that more physicians identify as Democrats than Republicans. Orient, Klein and Habig discuss why this is happening and whether the public needs to be concerned.
October 22, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber, Jane M. Orient, M.D.
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
October 21, 2019
By Sarah Lee
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.
October 16, 2019
By Christina Herrin
Mike Henson, advocate with No More Excuses, explains his journey after being diagnosed with ALS.
October 15, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
California will now pay telemedicine providers equally to providers in physical settings in its Medicaid program. The move should address the provider shortage for Medi-Cal and deliver health care.
October 8, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Chris Jacobs, Founder of the Juniper Research Group, chats about how the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry could freeze all movement on health care policy, thus stopping the GOP from capitulating and passing "socialism lite" health care reforms.
October 3, 2019
By Sarah Lee, Sally C. Pipes
Sally Pipes, CEO of Pacific Research Institute, talks about winning the recent Intelligence Squared debate where she and Reason Magazine's Nick Gillespie argued against a single-payer health care system.
September 30, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
New U.S. Census data shows there are 2 million more Americans not carrying health insurance. A close look at the numbers shows recent reforms to improve access and lower cost are working.
September 24, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Surveys show out-of-pocket costs for company health plans are taking larger chunks out of paychecks. One reason is health insurance brokers have no incentive to find the best deals.
September 23, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care Policy Advisor Sarah Lee interviews Peter Pitts on his new book, "Common Sense Health Care Policy for Common Sense Americans (and Presidential Candidates)".
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