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1:25:48
July 22, 2021
Christina Herrin, government relations manager at The Heartland Institute, interviews Dr. Tony Dale, founder of Sedera.com, a medical cost-sharing community helping businesses and individuals handle their medical costs. The discussion focuses on alternatives to government run health care. Read more: https://insidesources.com/u-s-needs-a-personal-healthcare-option-not-a-public-option/

1:25:48
July 22, 2021
Christina Herrin, government relations manager at The Heartland Institute, interviews Dr. Tony Dale, founder of Sedera.com, a medical cost-sharing community helping businesses and individuals handle their medical costs. The discussion focuses on alternatives to government run health care. Read more: https://insidesources.com/u-s-needs-a-personal-healthcare-option-not-a-public-option/
 
38:03
July 15, 2021
Christina Herrin, government relations manager, discusses FDA reform and other health care issues with Peter J. Pitts, visiting professor at the University of Paris School of Medicine. Pitts is also the author of "The Value Equation: A Journey Through The Innovation Ecosystem In The Time of COVID." Find Peter's book: https://tinyurl.com/PittsBook
 
27:07
July 9, 2021
Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy at the Heartland Institute, interviews Bethany Marcum, CEO of the Alaska Policy Forum. The discussion focuses on the 2021 legislative session and legislative wins.
 
1:38:04
July 1, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Nate Myers present episode 301 of the In The Tank Podcast. The ITT crew talks about Independence Day, beer taxes in your state, and the new COVID-19 Delta variant. Is this new strain of COVID more dangerous than the original? … probably not. OPENING CHIT CHAT Tax Foundation – How High are Beer Taxes in Your State? https://taxfoundation.org/state-beer-taxes-2021/?utm_source=Tax+Foundation+Newsletters&utm_campaign=90518997f0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_17_07_28_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8387957ec9-90518997f0-427651737&mc_cid=90518997f0&mc_eid=2a22e1c471 Maybe we can just write this off as a single data point that is not indicative of a larger trend, but I suspected we would see MUCH higher taxes on beer in Blue nanny states? I thought for sure Illinois, NY, and Cali would be dark red on this chart, not TN, KY, and SC. https://taxfoundation.org/cigarette-taxes-cigarette-smuggling-2020/ ABC7 Chicago – Fireworks displays, July 4th celebrations, a mixed bag for northwest suburbs this year https://abc7chicago.com/fireworks-displays-july-4th-celebrations-fourth-of-holiday/10844547/ COVID 2.0? NYT – Masks Again? Delta Variant’s Spread Prompts Reconsideration of Precautions https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/29/health/coronavirus-delta-variant-masks.html The Federalist – Ben Domenech: We Must Resist Resurgence Of Lockdown Lunacy Over COVID Delta Variant https://thefederalist.com/2021/06/29/ben-domenech-we-must-resist-resurgence-of-lockdown-lunacy/ Huffington Post – Is It Hay Fever Or The Delta Variant? How to Tell the Difference https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/hay-fever-or-delta-variant-symptoms_uk_60d98995e4b06c8105d7d368 National Review – Our Cruel COVID Class System https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/06/our-cruel-covid-class-system/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202021-06-28&utm_term=NRDaily-Smart
 
2:00:38
June 18, 2021
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, some state policymakers have tried to deregulate the medical marketplace. Historically, free-market health care reforms have resulted in lower costs, higher quality of care, and more accessibility. Over the past year, several states have reformed draconian Certificate of Need laws, expanded telehealth, fought Medicaid expansion, and much more. During this June 17 health care reform webinar presented by The Heartland Institute, Christina Herrin and Cameron Sholty provide health care legislative updates and answer questions regarding future health care policy goals.
 
1:02:19
June 15, 2021
Christina Herrin interviews Sarah Anderson, director of policy for FreedomWorks. Herrin and Anderson discuss COVID-19 truths, vaccine passports, and wasteful government spending. The COVID-19 pandemic led to power grabs by Washington bureaucrats. Americans are tired of the lies coming from the Swamp.
 
36:13
June 8, 2021
Congress is preparing to revamp health care with either a “public option” or a reduced age to qualify for Medicare. Melissa Davert shares why this move will be to the detriment of those with significant health care needs. Davert and her college-aged, twin children have osteogenesis imperfecta, a condition that makes bones fragile, causes heart and spine issues, and short stature. Her husband has cerebral palsy. Despite these health issues, every family member works or attends college. Due to their unique situation, the Daverts seeks reasonably priced health care through the private market, something they had before Obamacare took effect. Melissa discusses lifetime savings accounts, high-risk pools and “centers of excellence,” or a Medicare Advantage-type plan, as better ways to cover their needs than Medicaid. Due to government intrusion in health care, Medicaid seems to be one of the few choices her children have left. The family wants to work and save for the future, but under Medicaid, they are restricted from acquiring assets. The current system also makes their physicians go through hoops to get approval from insurance for treatment. Host AnneMarie Schieber met the Daverts in 2014 when Obamacare went into effect. At the time, the family had to scramble to find care for the insurance Obamacare nullified. That video can be seen here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShDg7uUx_dY Melissa’s situation was also profiled in a report by the Republican Study Committee in 2019. www.heartland.org/news-opinion/new…health-care-plan
 
48:44
May 10, 2021
Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy at The Heartland Institute, interviews Justin Goodman of the White Coat Waste Project. The two discuss current federal legislation that would cut wasteful spending in D.C. and create price transparency in health care. The discussion focuses on federal agency spending, transparency, cutting red-tape and the need to end tax payer dollars going to government run experiments on animals.
 
1:29:43
April 22, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Nate Myers present episode 291 of the In the Tank Podcast. Today's topics: Earth Day and COVID fears perpetuated by the media. Is Earth Day effective? Will the left eventually embrace population control? Will the “pause” of the J&J vaccine discourage people from getting vaccinated? The ITT crew discuss these questions and more. Show notes: EARTH DAY UN – Earth Day 2021 Is Set to Galvanize Climate Action (1 Billion people participating) https://unfccc.int/news/earth-day-2021-is-set-to-galvanize-climate-action (This Earth Day, let’s be more like Genghis Khan) The Guardian – Why Genghis Khan was good for the planet https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2011/jan/26/genghis-khan-eco-warrior FEAR & COVID-19 Reason – The FDA’s Decision To Pause J&J Vaccination Will Kill People https://reason.com/2021/04/13/the-fdas-decision-to-pause-jj-vaccination-will-kill-people/ NYT – Covid coverage by the U.S. national media is an outlier, a study finds https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/24/world/covid-coverage-by-the-us-national-media-is-an-outlier-a-study-finds.html (The referenced study) – Why Is All COVID-19 News Bad News? https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/sites.dartmouth.edu/dist/4/2318/files/2021/03/Why-Is-All-Covid-News-Bad-News-3_22_21.pdf
 
1:30:14
April 8, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Cameron Sholty, and Nate Myers present episode 289 of the In The Tank Podcast. In a recent example of big tech censorship, an episode of the In The Tank Podcast was removed by YouTube. The ITT crew discusses this specifically and big tech censorship in general. Later, they talk about an update to the COVID vaccine passport story covered in the previous episode. OPENING CHIT CHAT In The Tank ep281 was taken off YouTube BIG TECH CENSORSHIP Heartland Institute – Six Principles for State Legislators Seeking to Protect Free Speech on Social Media Platforms https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/six-principles-for-state-legislators-seeking-to-protect-free-speech-on-social-media-platforms Redstate – Section 230 Does Not Protect Big Tech From State Anti-Censorship Laws https://redstate.com/heartlandinstitute/2021/03/31/section-230-does-not-protect-big-tech-from-state-anti-censorship-laws-n353229 Heartland Institute – Testimony Before the Wyoming Joint Committee on Judiciary on SF 100, Prohibiting Viewpoint Discrimination by Interactive Social Media Websites and providing a Private Case of Action https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/testimony-before-the-wyoming-joint-committee-on-judiciary-on-sf-100-prohibiting-viewpoint-discrimination-by-interactive-social-media-websites-and-providing-a-private-cause-of-action VACCINE PASSPORT UPDATE CNBC – Stop Saying Covid vaccine passport and learn from messaging missteps of the past https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/07/frank-luntz-and-brian-castrucci-op-ed-stop-saying-covid-vaccine-passport.html Washington Post – We tested the first state ‘vaccine passport.’ Here’s what worked – and didn’t https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/04/08/vaccine-passport-new-york-excelsior-pass/
 
1:12:51
April 1, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Nate Myers present episode 288 of the In The Tank Podcast. New York has officially launched their “vaccine passport” program for COVID, which grants permission to citizens who have received their vaccine to access sporting events and other public places. The ITT crew gives their take on this plan. Later, they talk explain how the proposed “infrastructure” bill is Green New Deal legislation in disguise. VACCINE PASSPORTS USA Today – New York launches nation’s first ‘vaccine passports.’ Others are working on similar ideas, but many details must be worked out https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/03/26/covid-vaccine-passports-new-york-first-vaccination-proof-system/6976009002/ The Epoch Times – New York Officially Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Passport https://www.theepochtimes.com/new-york-officially-launches-covid-19-vaccine-passport_3752045.html Washington Free Beacon – COVID Tracking Apps Have Eerie Echoes of Chinese Surveillance System https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/covid-tracking-apps-have-eerie-echoes-of-chinese-surveillance-system/ INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN White House unveils $2 trillion infrastructure and climate plan, setting up giant battle over size and cost of government https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/03/31/biden-infrastructure-climate-plan/ Biden infrastructure plan includes massive spending and regulations to curb climate change https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/biden-infrastructure-plan-climate-change-investment Tax Foundation - Evaluating Proposals to Increase the Corporate Tax Rate and Levy a Minimum Tax on Corporate Book Income https://taxfoundation.org/biden-corporate-income-tax-rate/ Biden Set To Unveil Expansive $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan https://www.npr.org/2021/03/31/982908847/biden-set-to-unveil-expansive-2-trillion-infrastructure-plan
 
46:10
March 23, 2021
Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy, interviews Bethany Marcum, CEO of Alaska Policy Forum. The discussion focuses on health care policy and reforms that would lower costs and bring more accessible care to Alaskans. These reforms consist of repealing certificate of need laws, expanding tele-medicine and direct primary care. Read more here: https://alaskapolicyforum.org/2020/06/report-health-care-costs-alaska/ https://alaskapolicyforum.org/2021/03/certificate-of-need-repeal-would-benefit-alaskans/