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January 23, 2020
Health Care Reform Takes New Direction in Virginia
A change in power in the Virginia legislature will put reforms of the state’s fiscally challenged Medicaid program on the back burner, say minority party opponents.
Environment
January 21, 2020
Heartland Weekly: Crop Yields Contradict Climate Doom
Week of January 13, 2020
Environment
January 13, 2020
Heartland Weekly: Climate Alarmists Winning the War of Words
Week of January 6, 2020
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Health Care
January 9, 2020
Health Insurance Tax Break Increases National Debt, Stifles Economy
Many Americans enjoy a little recognized tax benefit: employer health insurance. The benefit costs billions of dollars and discriminates against those who don't carry employer insurance.
Health Care
January 8, 2020
On Health Care, the Choice Will Be Easy in 2020
One side offers real progress on health care, while the other peddles impossible dreams.
Health Care
January 8, 2020
Pelican Institute Serves as a Louisiana Health Care Policy Watchdog
Editor’s note: Each month, Health Care News will be profiling a national and state-based public policy organization working to advance freedom in the health care market so that consumers and providers can all be winners.

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Health Care
January 23, 2020
By Ashley Bateman
A change in power in the Virginia legislature will put reforms of the state’s fiscally challenged Medicaid program on the back burner, say minority party opponents.
January 21, 2020
By Billy Aouste
Week of January 13, 2020
January 13, 2020
By Billy Aouste
Week of January 6, 2020
January 9, 2020
By Robert Berry, M.D.
Many Americans enjoy a little recognized tax benefit: employer health insurance. The benefit costs billions of dollars and discriminates against those who don't carry employer insurance.
January 8, 2020
By Sarah Lee
One side offers real progress on health care, while the other peddles impossible dreams.
January 8, 2020
Editor’s note: Each month, Health Care News will be profiling a national and state-based public policy organization working to advance freedom in the health care market so that consumers and providers can all be winners.
January 7, 2020
Editor’s note: Each month, Health Care News will be profiling a national and state-based public policy organization working to advance freedom in the health care market so that consumers and providers can all be winners.
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January 3, 2020
By Madeline Peltzer
Stephen Hahn was sworn in as FDA Commissioner December 17, 2019. Competing for a limited pool of talent could be a top challenge.
January 3, 2020
By Ashley Bateman
Hospitals across the United States are wasting money through poor supply chain management, with the total amount increasing by nearly 12 percent over the most recent year to $25.7 billion, a study by the consulting firm Navigant found.
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December 31, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
A new poll shows more than 13 percent of American adults believe someone they know died because they did not receive needed medical treatment or could not pay for it.
December 30, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Most Americans will pay much higher taxes and earn less income if Medicare for All becomes law, a new study by The Heritage Foundation states.
December 27, 2019
Louisiana removed Medicaid benefits from 46,000 people who failed to document their income eligibility in an annual information request to renew coverage.
December 27, 2019
After successfully blocking the state’s Certificate of Need (CON) Commission from restricting access to a cutting-edge cancer treatment, Michigan lawmakers will soon consider further CON reforms.
December 23, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
The Trump administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule on supplemental Medicaid payments to states, to improve monitoring and enforcement of Medicaid spending.
December 20, 2019
By Jeff Stier
Now that the Trump Administration's new FDA commissioner, Dr. Stephen Hahn, has been confirmed, he'll find he has one of the most difficult and important jobs in government.
December 20, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
In addition to promoting classes on climate change, the American Medical Association (AMA) now wants medical school curricula to include classes on “health economics.”
December 20, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Saying it is the “most reasonable thing to do,” Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for a delay of the state’s Medicaid work requirements, which are set to go into effect on New Year’s Day.
December 20, 2019
Michigan’s Medicaid work rules, set to begin in January 2020, are under attack as four enrollees filed a class-action lawsuit claiming the requirement violates the intent of the federal Medicaid Act of 1965, among other charges.
December 19, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague is proposing to turn to the private sector and local governments to help deal with two of the state’s most troubling health care challenges: infant mortality and opioid drug addiction.
December 19, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
The South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) has approved resolutions to support three reforms that would expand the quantity and quality of health care in their state.
December 18, 2019
Under fire from consumers, privacy experts, and regulators, Google is defending its data-sharing partnership with insurer Ascension Health, saying it will treat private patient data “with the respect that it deserves.”
December 18, 2019
Government should not fund a patient identification center, say 22 organizations.
December 18, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Vowing to help patients get accurate estimates of the costs of health care services before receiving treatment,
December 17, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Lawmakers in Congress have introduced bills to add 1,000 new hospital residencies over the next five years to combat a national physician shortage intensified by the opioid crisis.
December 17, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The U.S. Senate considers the nomination of Stephen Hahn to head the FDA.
December 16, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Wyoming, a state with expansive plains and a sparse population, is working on a plan through the Section 1115 waiver process to have the federal government cover air ambulance transportation through Medicaid for all state residents, regardless of income.
December 16, 2019
In response to public outcry over “surprise medical bills,” Congress is considering the Lower Health Care Costs Act, reported out of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee
December 13, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Reaffirming her earlier ruling against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) site-neutral pay policy, U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer on October 21 rejected CMS’s request that it be allowed to develop its own remedy.
December 12, 2019
By Jane Orient, M.D.
President Trump, thank you very much for Section 11, Maximizing Freedom for Medicare Patients and Providers, of your Executive Order on Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors.
December 11, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
President Donald Trump signed an executive order to allow nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to practice under their full scope as Medicare providers.
December 10, 2019
By Rebecca Kiessling
Editor’s note: Each month, Health Care News will be profiling a national and state-based public policy organization working to advance freedom in the health care market so that consumers and providers can all be winners.
December 10, 2019
By Roy Maynard
Editor’s note: Each month, Health Care News will be profiling a national and state-based public policy organization working to advance freedom in the health care market so that consumers and providers can all be winners.
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December 9, 2019
By Clifford Thies
Across the pond, they're soon to hold an election. Polls indicate that the Conservatives, under Boris Johnson, have a lead.
December 9, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new rules that could make it easier for physicians to provide and coordinate patient care, particularly for those in value-based payment models which base reimbursement on outcomes.
December 6, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Lawsuits are being filed and a trade group released a report stating “anti-competitive” marketing practices by biologic drug makers are costing the health care market billions of dollars,
December 6, 2019
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) say more hospitals will receive positive payments than negative ones under its program to incentivize quality care for Medicare hospital patients.
December 5, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
Warren is resorting to her old, tired class-warfare tactics to gain support for her insane Medicare for All plan. Hopefully, Americans will see right through this socialist sham. Otherwise, they will have 52 trillion reasons to wish they had.
December 5, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
In short, providing Medicare for All to millions of illegal immigrants is immoral, impractical, and completely unaffordable.
December 5, 2019
By Christina Herrin
Nearly six million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and more than 16 million Americans care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
December 5, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
A sweeping drug pricing bill pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been slowed by a disagreement between progressive and more moderate Democrats.