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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
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.
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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.”
Health Care
April 14, 2020
New Strategy on Patient Health Data Targets Consumers
Before the Coronavirus pandemic took center stage, the Trump Administration began executing new rules for better production, use, and sharing of medical records.

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Regulation
July 31, 2020
By Paul Driessen
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.
April 29, 2020
By Edward E. Bartlett
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
April 17, 2020
By Leo Pusateri
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.
April 16, 2020
By Madeline Peltzer
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.
April 15, 2020
By Marilyn Singleton
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.”
April 14, 2020
By Kelsey Hackem
Before the Coronavirus pandemic took center stage, the Trump Administration began executing new rules for better production, use, and sharing of medical records.
April 14, 2020
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
I hope you are doing well--for access to medical help is increasingly threatened.
April 13, 2020
By Ashley Bateman
The so-call "Purple Book" is a list of all licensed biologic products and is a reference guide for patients, providers, payers and manufactureres.
April 13, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Fear of litigation delayed delivery of millions of N95 masks for healthcare workers. Should the law be slowing our emergency response?
April 9, 2020
By Joe Barnett
Two telecoms complete a merger expected to speed 5G broadband deployment.
April 1, 2020
By S.T. Karnick
Economic contractions harm human health, so governments should take that into account in their coronavirus policies
April 1, 2020
By Sally C. Pipes
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, head of President Donald Trump’s task force on the novel coronavirus, declared a public health emergency in response to the global outbreak of the pathogen.
March 31, 2020
By Devon Herrick
See related article, March 24
March 30, 2020
An effort to repeal certificate of need (CON) laws in South Carolina has picked up momentum after bills in both chambers of the state’s legislature picked up more support.
March 27, 2020
By Kathy Hoekstra
This commentary was published in the Detroit News on March 26 regarding a new rule against prescribing certain treatments for coronavirus. See related podcast on The Heartland Daily Podcast.
March 27, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Under election-year pressure to provide relief to constituents angered by surprise medical bills, lawmakers in both parties are working on proposals that, at the very least, will show they are taking the problem seriously.
March 26, 2020
By Joe Barnett
State and local governments Implement Inconsistent Policies on Gun Sales
March 26, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
Indiana lawmakers are considering three measures that would limit or stop non-compete clauses that medical employers such as hospitals can impose on physicians regarding future employment.
March 25, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
A bipartisan bill would limit the use of non-compete clauses in employment contracts, including an area where they’ve been under particular scrutiny: health care.
March 24, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
Recognizing other states' licenses would remove barriers to employment, says sponsor.
March 24, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is leaving a number of people with pre-existing conditions by the wayside as insurers narrow their networks to the point of uselessness, a new report finds.
March 24, 2020
Two think tanks filed an amicus brief to ask the D.C. Court of Appeals to uphold a U.S. District Court decision concerning the duration of short-term, limited-duration insurance plans (STLDI).
March 20, 2020
By Ashley Herzog
The City of Dallas is considering regulating rentals, while Austin fights in court for its ordinance.
March 20, 2020
By Darren Brady Nelson
What will the long-term effects of the coronavirus be? Darren Brady Nelson breaks it down and compares it to prohibition era bootlegging.
March 18, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
Patients in Colorado are learning the state’s insulin price cap, which went into effect January, is not all it’s cracked up to be.
March 17, 2020
By Ashley Herzog
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law that caps the out-of-pocket price of insulin at $100 for a 30-day supply.
March 12, 2020
By David S. D’Amato
the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will soon be at the center of a Supreme Court battle over the fundamental nature of the Constitution’s separation of powers.
March 11, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Average annual health care spending for people with employer-sponsored insurance rose to an all-time high in 2018, according to a recent report.
March 6, 2020
By Kelsey Hackem
As Michigan continues to struggle with how to address its lack of available beds in its psychiatric hospital in Caro, Michigan, the legislature is proceeding with hearings on legislation to exempt, among other areas, psychiatric beds from CON approval.
March 5, 2020
By Henry Miller, M.D., Jeff Stier
Now that the Trump Administration’s new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner, Dr. Stephen Hahn, has been confirmed,
March 4, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
When senior citizen Jenny Mackenzie of Vancouver, Canada learned it would take two years to receive hip surgery, it was SecondStreet.org that brought her tale of woe to the public’s attention.
March 2, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
In what promises to be a landmark ruling on a highly charged issue, the U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear a case,
February 28, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
The U.S. Supreme Court said it will not fast-track a request by 19 states to take on a decision by a federal appeals court that ruled Obamacare’s individual mandate is unconstitutional
February 26, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Illinois state representative Camille Lilly recently sponsored a bill to restrict self-service gasoline stations. Would creating jobs for gas station attendants be good economics?
February 21, 2020
The West Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill that eliminates a $1,000 fee charge that is most often refunded when seeking Certificate of Need (CON) approval.
February 20, 2020
By Ashley Bateman
The data sharing deal between Google and Ascension Health raises patient privacy concerns.
February 19, 2020
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) and a New York state resident are suing U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California) for trying to suppress what he deems “inaccurate” vaccine information on the internet.
February 17, 2020
By Ashley Bateman
A congressional resolution to block the legalization of physician assisted suicide is receiving bipartisan support as states continue to legalize “death with dignity.”
February 14, 2020
By Mason C. Aberle
Across the United States, 341 communities use red-light cameras, including 68 municipalities in Illinois, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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,