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Energy
August 20, 2020
California’s Dysfunctional Electricity Policies may lead to more Blackouts
California is proud of being the only state in America that imports more electricity than any other state.
Regulation
July 31, 2020
Food Security in a Post-Covid World
US-EU trade talks are already stalled over agriculture issues. And yet the European Union’s new “Farm to Fork” strategy doubles down on the EU’s contentious agricultural regulations.
Taxes
April 29, 2020
Proposed Violence Against Women Act Revisions Could Cost States Billions in Unemployment Benefits
Legislators in many states are considering bills that would reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on the state level, jeopardizing the solvency of state Unemployment Insurance trust funds
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Health Care
April 17, 2020
Ten Years Out, Electronic Health Records Raise Ire
Electronic Health Records (EHRs) were once touted as an easily transferrable, cost-effective way to record patient care, but more than a decade after their introduction, they are a subject of heated debate.
Health Care
April 16, 2020
Physicians Still Waiting for Flexibility in Prescribing to Suicidal Patients
After publicly calling attention to the problem eight years, physicians say there has been little to no change in the way insurance companies cover prescription medications for suicidal patients considered in danger of a drug overdose.
Health Care
April 15, 2020
COVID-19 Response Sets New Normal for Big Government
During my last visit to the grocery store, the clerk directed me to the hermetically sealed conveyor belt and, grinning proudly, said, “Welcome to the new normal.”

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Regulation
February 13, 2020
President Donald Trump’s kidney care initiative has energized investors and innovators, Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan told The Heartland Daily Podcast,
February 10, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Director Eric Hargan says his agency is trying to eliminate regulatory barriers to health care in a way that would improve delivery and maintain “safeguards to patients.”
February 5, 2020
By Nolan Ryan
The College Fix, a news website, contacted “multiple public universities in states where campus carry is legal,” and none of those responding reported any increase in gun violence since adopting policies allowing campus carry.
February 4, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
In the midst of a national health-care debate over surprise billing, Medicare-for-All, the public option, and drug price transparency, a new front has been opened on Capitol Hill: expansion of health savings accounts (HSAs).
February 3, 2020
By Ashley Herzog
The U.S. Supreme Court limited the scope of protection under existing law to employees who report wrongdoing directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
January 31, 2020
By Heartland Staff
Access to steady employment is necessary to reduce recidivism, but Pennsylvania, like many states, has made it exceedingly difficult for ex-felons to reenter the workforce.
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 Jeffrey A. Tucker
Trump is exactly right that problems trace to preposterous government regulations designed to save water that actually end up using more, and not dealing with the real problem which has nothing to do with domestic water use. 
January 20, 2020
By Scott Beyer
Review of Order Without Design: How Markets Shape Cities, by Alain Bertaud (MIT Press, 2018), 432 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0262038768; $36.64
January 16, 2020
By Heartland Staff
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to issue emergency rules banning online and retail sales of flavored e-cigarettes, in response to reports of an increase in vaping-related lung diseases.
January 16, 2020
By Brandon Best
Legal marijuana continues to compete with its black-market cousin because of the time needed to establish a legitimate marketplace and the taxes on legal marijuana.
January 15, 2020
By Ashley Herzog
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an interim rule that will allow farmers to grow and market hemp.
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January 6, 2020
By Bartlett Cleland
Public-spectrum auctions led by the FCC are a step toward market-based spectrum management and privatization of public airwaves while maintaining needed governance of spectrum.
January 3, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Peachtree State faces the prospect of soaring population growth and a woefully inadequate housing supply, especially in the booming Atlanta metropolitan area.
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.
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
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 20, 2019
By Heartland Staff
Legal, regulated vaping products aren't the problem
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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 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 11, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
A.B. 5 is expected to affect up to one million contract workers statewide and upend the business models of ridesharing platforms such as Uber and Lyft.
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 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 5, 2019
Parmacogenetic testing is a new field in prescription medicine.
November 29, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
A group of parents filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), pediatricians, and several hospitals after their newborn babies were seized for hours when the parents declined vitamin K shots
November 28, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
A group of parents in Maine collected enough signatures to let voters decide whether to keep or repeal L.D. 798, the state’s recently enacted vaccine law eliminating religious and philosophical exemptions for most public-school students.
November 26, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Long hours, a bureaucratic morass, and the constant threat of medical malpractice lawsuits are taking an increasingly alarming toll on the nation’s doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals and putting patients at risk,
November 26, 2019
By Michael Ciampi, M.D.
I must admit I have mixed emotions about the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report.
November 25, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
Employees of Yale University filed a class action lawsuit claiming the institution’s incentive for participation in wellness programs violates the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).
November 22, 2019
By Savannah Edgens
The Florida measure would effectively ban the sale of all semiautomatic rifles that accept a detachable magazine or another feeding device.
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November 22, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
The Republican Study Committee (RSC) presented a 68-page plan to make health insurance more affordable, protect people with preexisting conditions, and give consumers more control over their care.
November 22, 2019
By Madeline Peltzer
Candidates for the Democrat Party presidential nomination who have been defending the costs of their health care proposals are facing big doubts among their potential voters about their plans for a single-payer, Medicare for All system.