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September 20, 2017
By Matthew Glans
States can implement real health care solutions today.
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Health Care
Government Spending
April 25, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
Physicians are increasingly leaving private practices to join hospital networks, states a new report from the Physicians Advocacy Institute.
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Health Care
April 12, 2019
By Matthew D. Stryker
According to a new analysis released last month, Americans spent $3.65 trillion dollars on health care in 2018 – more than the entire gross domestic product of Canada.
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Health Care
January 8, 2020
By Sarah Lee
One side offers real progress on health care, while the other peddles impossible dreams.
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Health Care
August 2, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
The issue of Medicaid reform was in the spotlight at a hearing before the Ohio Senate Finance Committee during state budget discussions.
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Health Care
Government Spending
July 10, 2019
By Robert Hamilton, M.D., FACS
Progress in a democracy is often a slow, tedious process, especially when confronted with complicated problems that require resolution.
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Health Care
August 20, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Trump administration’s plans to promote transparency in drug pricing suffered a significant, if not entirely unexpected,
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Health Care
Regulation
June 18, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
The Trump administration approved a new rule that gives businesses more options in providing health care coverage to their employees through Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA).
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Health Care
Regulation
July 24, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
In a far-reaching executive order, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to spearhead a multiagency effort to assist patients in making informed decisions when addressing their health care needs.
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Health Care
Regulation
April 13, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a Right to Shop proposal in Maine that could dramatically change how patients search for health care services.
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Health Care
May 6, 2019
By Billy Aouste
Week of April 29, 2019
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Government & Politics
Environment
Climate Change
Education
Health Care
Taxes
Government Spending
July 28, 2017
By Joseph Bast, Matthew Glans
With the collapse of Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, attention turns to what Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and state policymakers can do to repair a health care system in crisis. The Heartland Institute can help!
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Health Care
March 25, 2020
By Roger Beauchamp, D.D.S.
Dr. Roger Beauchamp says Americans should go a step further than health savings accounts, with 'health financing accounts' (HFAs).
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Health Care
Taxes
July 30, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
The national discussion on what to do about surprise medical bills has overshadowed a bill in Congress that would freeze the practice of hospital consolidation whereby large companies buy smaller hospitals and then raise their prices.
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Health Care
Regulation
December 18, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Vowing to help patients get accurate estimates of the costs of health care services before receiving treatment,
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Health Care
Regulation
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.
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Health Care
Regulation
January 2, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Pending confirmation by the 116th Congress, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) says he will fill the seat of retiring Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and address health care affordability and high drug prices in his new role.
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Health Care
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
July 12, 2017
By Michael Hamilton
Consumer Power Report #551
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Health Care
December 5, 2018
By Edward Hudgins
“Ecommerce is an American success story. Amazon and similar companies provide every imaginable good to consumers at great prices.” - Edward Hudgins
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Government & Politics
May 3, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
In May, the Trump administration will be wrapping up comment periods for two consumer-oriented initiatives reforming the way health insurance operates with providers and across state lines.
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Health Care
Regulation
November 2, 2018
By Charlie Katebi
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Charlie Katebi explains how Obamacare weakened protections for patients with preexisting conditions, and how states can strengthen coverage for these vulnerable people.
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Health Care
August 17, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued proposed rule changes to provide Medicare beneficiaries with greater access to fee-based primary care practices.
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Health Care
August 13, 2018
By Billy Aouste
Week of August 6, 2018
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Environment
Energy
Climate Change
Health Care
Education
Taxes
Government & Politics
June 9, 2016
By Marcus Rech
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has signed legislation protecting patients from receiving bills with higher-than-expected charges from providers outside their insurance networks.
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FIRE
Health Care
Law
July 20, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
Several major drug manufacturers raised list prices for many drugs in July, two months after President Donald Trump offered his blueprint to lower prescription medication costs.
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Health Care
November 20, 2018
President Donald Trump signed into law two bills banning “gag clauses,” which prevent pharmacies from informing consumers they can save money by purchasing prescriptions out of pocket instead of through their health insurance provider.
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Health Care
April 27, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
The California state Assembly Health Committee is considering a bill that would create a government commission to set prices private health care providers can charge.
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Health Care
Regulation
November 5, 2018
By Joshua Paladino
The governments of Maine and Wisconsin are implementing reinsurance programs for their states’ high-risk pools using Medicaid waivers, which could help curb rising costs of insurance in the individual marketplace under the terms of the ACA.
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Health Care
October 26, 2016
By Michael Hamilton
Top medical price negotiators say asking for a 50 percent discount just might get you one.
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Health Care
May 30, 2017
By Michael Hamilton
Consumer Power Report #547
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Health Care
September 13, 2018
By Brandon Best
The Midwest Direct Primary Care Alliance (MDPCA), a group of Midwestern doctors and nurse practitioners, raised money to forgive a total of $1.4 million of debt for 784 patients in the Kansas City region.
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Health Care
April 5, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
Utah's Medicaid work requirement waiver has been approved by CMS. Childless, able-bodied adults in the state must now meet certain conditions to obtain state health coverage through Medicaid.
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Health Care
November 17, 2016
By Michael Hamilton
Consumer Power Report #526
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Health Care
April 27, 2018
By Ashley Bateman
With Gov. Gary Herbert (R) having signed into law a bill to increase the number of people eligible for Medicaid in Utah, a coalition of political advocacy groups is working to expand the program even more.
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Health Care
Government Spending
Entitlements
January 25, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
Out-of-network doctors could be held to charging rates set by insurers with whom they have not signed contracts.
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Health Care
July 25, 2017
By Michael Hamilton
Consumer Power Report #552
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Health Care
November 23, 2016
By Nathan Makla
From all of us at The Heartland Institute, we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving that’s filled with food, family, and free-market principles!
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Environment
December 13, 2016
By Michael McGrady
The law will cap prices for medical providers at insurer network rates even if they are not part of insurer networks.
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Health Care
Law
October 5, 2005
By Richard Dolinar and S. Luke Leininger
A new Medicare payment system should differentially reward providers who do a better job of satisfying the needs, preferences, and values of patients.
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Health Care
 

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