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April 19, 2021
By Seton Motley
Democrats then jammed us with Obamacare – in what is now a familiar fashion.
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Government & Politics
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.
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Health Care
Government Spending
November 14, 2019
By Brian Blase
The latest U.S. Census Bureau survey shows a sizable increase in the number of Americans without health insurance.
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Health Care
July 25, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
No longer content to let government, hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies shape the nation’s health care system, employers are showing a growing willingness to rein in rising medical costs on their own, concludes a new report by the PwC Health Rese
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Health Care
Regulation
June 26, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
A recent survey revealed only one in five people currently enrolled in an employer-sponsored health plan have a health savings account (HSA). More unsettling, few use them to save money for future health expenses.
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Health Care
June 26, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Contrary to what some politicians say, short-term limited duration health insurance (STLDI) is not “junk insurance” but an attractive option for a large number of people and won’t undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges, a new report says.
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Health Care
Regulation
December 17, 2018
U.S. Senate Democrats failed in their effort to revoke the Trump administration’s rule extending the allowed period for short-term, limited-duration (STLD) health insurance plans.
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Health Care
April 29, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
During the 2019 session, the Washington State legislature again declined to pass a bill imposing single-payer health insurance on the state.
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Health Care
Government Spending
June 4, 2019
Chris Pope of the Manhattan Institute makes the case of how so-called "short-term" insurance plans are not "junk insurance" and how expansion of access will not leave the federal government with a bigger bill to take care of the sick.
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Health Care
Regulation
October 15, 2018
By Chris Talgo
To increase its presence in the health care market, Google is investing $375 million in insurance provider Oscar Health.
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Health Care
September 12, 2018
The departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury issued the final rule on August 1 making the expansion of short-term plans official.
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Health Care
June 12, 2019
Mark Shepard looks at date in the Boston health care market to show how insurers are restricting their networks.
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Health Care
December 7, 2018
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak says he wants the state government to allow residents to buy short-term health insurance plans.
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Health Care
January 30, 2019
By Heartland Staff, Lennie Jarratt
Testimony before the Colorado House Health & Insurance Committee regarding the issue of local governments regulating tobacco and nicotine products.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
May 1, 2019
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiated a 60-day public comment period March 11 on possible federal reform that would allow health insurance companies to sell plans across state lines.
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Health Care
Government & Politics
October 24, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
Four years after the partial implementation of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, the average premium for individual health insurance in the United States increased 105 percent according to new research from The Heritage Foundation.
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Health Care
September 25, 2018
By Chris Talgo
U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar is encouraging states to allow the sale of short-term individual health insurance plans outside the Obamacare exchanges.
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Health Care
August 22, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
Federal health-related tax exemptions, including the tax exclusion for employer-purchased health insurance, are now expected to exceed $500 billion in 2019.
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Health Care
April 18, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Do you remember this line by then-President Barack Obama: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it”? The oft-repeated promise (read: “Lie of the Year”)?
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Health Care
August 23, 2017
By Daniel Sutter
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) taxes Americans without health insurance.  The unpopular individual mandate violates personal freedom and was targeted by Congressional Republicans in their recent “Obamacare” repeal efforts.
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Health Care
March 28, 2017
By Alieta Eck M.D.
Imagine that you don’t feel well. You have had nausea and vague abdominal pain for a week, and you notice that your belt is getting tighter. You have not seen a doctor in a while and sense something could be seriously wrong. So what do you do?
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Health Care
March 21, 2017
By Michael Hamilton
Consumer Power Report #539
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Health Care
April 12, 2018
By Charlie Katebi
In this Research & Commentary, Charles Katebi examines a new proposal in Missouri to expand short-term insurance as an affordable option to Obamacare.
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Health Care
March 29, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examines the efforts in multiple states to reimpose the Individual Health Insurance Mandate.
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Health Care
July 27, 2017
By Scott Ehrlich
One of these variables has to give, writes Heartland Policy Advisor Scott Ehrlich.
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Health Care
Entitlements
July 14, 2017
By Emma Restuccia
It's time people knew the price of the health care services they use, employers say.
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Health Care
May 25, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines high-risk health care pools and the important role they could play after a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
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Health Care
May 16, 2017
By Heartland Staff
Enrollment in health care sharing ministries like Samaritan Ministries International has surged since the Affordable Care Act was passed.
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Health Care
March 1, 2017
By Peter Ferrara
Just repealing Obamacare would get rid of the anti-middle class individual mandate, the anti-jobs employer mandate, and all the other federal regulations that have caused health insurance premiums to soar would be a great start.
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Health Care
August 18, 2016
By Michael Hamilton
Consumer Power Report #515. Unraveling the $52 billion annual opportunity cost of inefficient doctor appointments.
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Health Care
September 13, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines direct primary care and a revived plan in Florida that would clarify that direct primary care agreements do not constitute insurance, avoiding all the pitfalls associated with insurance.
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Health Care
January 12, 2017
By Michael Hamilton, Gary Wolfram
Hillsdale College Professor Dr. Gary Wolfram traces Obamacare's seeds to the 1940s, 50s, and 60s with alumnus and Michael T. Hamilton.
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Health Care
Government Spending
October 22, 2013
By Greg Scandlen
There are many things that might have been done to reform healthcare in the United States after Barack Obama was elected.
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Health Care
June 1, 2016
By Greg Scandlen
Many people believe a highly-regulated health insurance exchange is the key to affordable health insurance for families not offered coverage through work.
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July 19, 2016
By Jordan Finney
Insurers in Maine are proposing to raise individual health plan premiums by as much as 22 percent to cover rising costs imposed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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FIRE
Health Care
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FIRE
Health Care
May 12, 2016
By Michael Hamilton
Consumer Power Report #505 May 11, 2016 Welcome to the Consumer Power Report.
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Health Care
August 4, 2015
By Kenneth Artz
Obamacare was supposed to insure the previously uninsured and make health care more affordable for the rest of us.
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Health Care
August 11, 2015
By Bruce Edward Walker
Covered California, the California’s state health insurance exchange set up under Obamacare, will cut spending and lower enrollment expectations for 2016, after 2015 sign-ups failed to meet state agencies’ goals. About 1.
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Health Care
January 20, 2015
By Devon Herrick
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced in December two struggling health insurance cooperatives had been given emergency solvency loans.
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Health Care
 

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