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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
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
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.