July 11, 2017
This faith-based alternative to health insurance is gaining members at record pace.
January 27, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines health care sharing ministries and how they can save families hundreds over ACA plans.
December 31, 2015
The Affordable Care Act's individual mandate contains an exception for health care sharing ministries. Since the passage of the ACA in 2009, these ministries have seen enrollment increase.
May 16, 2017
Enrollment in health care sharing ministries like Samaritan Ministries International has surged since the Affordable Care Act was passed.
April 7, 2016
As health insurance premiums and deductibles rise under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more families are turning to insurance alternatives known as health care sharing ministries (HCSMs) to defray health care costs.
May 12, 2016
Some direct primary care (DPC) providers are recommending patients combine their DPC membership with membership in a health care sharing ministry (HCSM) to increase savings and coverage for their health care needs.
August 14, 2016
Dr. John Hunt, chief medical officer of Liberty Healthshare, draws sharp distinctions between health care sharing ministries and health insurers.
December 10, 2019
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 9, 2020
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.
May 29, 2019
In an effort to encourage more consumer-driven health care provider models, a growing number of states are moving to exempt direct primary care (DPC) from insurance regulations.
November 14, 2019
With every week that passes, another direct primary care (DPC) practice opens its doors.
November 28, 2016
Transparency of health care prices is a necessity for patients to choose the best value for their medical care, experts say.
October 26, 2016
Top medical price negotiators say asking for a 50 percent discount just might get you one.
February 12, 2015
From its inception, the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—popularly called Obamacare— has been touted as the necessary fix for the nation’s health care system needed prior to its passage.
February 3, 2017
Heartland Institute Senior Policy Analyst Matthew Glans outlines 10 health care reforms in a new Research & Commentary published in January.
November 29, 2016
Cost-sharing ministry monthly shares are increasing, but Obamacare insurance premiums are still more expensive.
February 7, 2017
Consumer Power Report #534
February 26, 2010
The Michigan House of Representatives recently passed a bill to stop covering retirement health care benefits for future legislators age 55 and older, a measure seen as symbolic burden-sharing by the legislature.
July 13, 2017
‘The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) is hardly perfect or even a repeal of Obamacare. However, given the political realities facing the nation and the dire state of the health care market, the BCRA would be a positive step.’ – Justin Haskins
November 11, 2016
The Heartland Institute congratulates all those elected officials who won their election or reelection campaigns. We look forward to working with you during the 2017 legislative session.
August 3, 2016
Free-market-minded physicians and policy analysts converged on Kansas City, Missouri to advance patient-centered health care reforms, as many prepare for a similar October summit.
March 7, 2017
The House GOP leadership plan attempts to herd patients toward insurance markets, reinforcing the federal government’s confusion between ‘health insurance’ and ‘health care.’" -Michael Hamilton
March 7, 2017
Consumer Power Report #538
July 7, 2011
A controversial decision in Washington state pitted state health care regulators against a cooperative charitable organization, exemplifying some of the hazards of increased government regulation of the industry.
July 28, 2017
‘America doesn’t have to wait for Congress to get its act together. Some of the most onerous parts of Obamacare were foisted upon us by executive dictate from the Obama administration, and we can reverse the damage in the same manner.’ – Tim Huelskamp
October 27, 2016
Consumer Power Report #523
July 28, 2016
Consumer Power Report #513
February 1, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans outlines ten steps state legislators can take to improve the cost and availability of health care in their states.
November 3, 2016
Consumer Power Report #524
May 12, 2016
Consumer Power Report #505
May 11, 2016
Welcome to the Consumer Power Report.
July 22, 2011
You cannot listen to news about Obamacare without hearing about waivers.
January 19, 2009
And so it begins. The new administration hasn't even taken office and Congress is already going wild in health care. Last week the House passed its version of SCHIP expansion without allowing amendments and without hearings or "due deliberation.