September 20, 2017
States can implement real health care solutions today.
April 25, 2019
Physicians are increasingly leaving private practices to join hospital networks, states a new report from the Physicians Advocacy Institute.
April 12, 2019
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.
January 8, 2020
One side offers real progress on health care, while the other peddles impossible dreams.
August 2, 2019
The issue of Medicaid reform was in the spotlight at a hearing before the Ohio Senate Finance Committee during state budget discussions.
July 10, 2019
Progress in a democracy is often a slow, tedious process, especially when confronted with complicated problems that require resolution.
August 20, 2019
The Trump administration’s plans to promote transparency in drug pricing suffered a significant, if not entirely unexpected,
June 18, 2019
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).
July 24, 2019
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.
April 13, 2017
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.
July 28, 2017
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!
March 25, 2020
Dr. Roger Beauchamp says Americans should go a step further than health savings accounts, with 'health financing accounts' (HFAs).
July 30, 2019
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.
December 18, 2019
Vowing to help patients get accurate estimates of the costs of health care services before receiving treatment,
December 16, 2019
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.
January 2, 2019
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.
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.
July 12, 2017
Consumer Power Report #551
December 5, 2018
“Ecommerce is an American success story. Amazon and similar companies provide every imaginable good to consumers at great prices.” - Edward Hudgins
May 3, 2019
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.
November 2, 2018
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.
August 17, 2018
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.
June 9, 2016
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has signed legislation protecting patients from receiving bills with higher-than-expected charges from providers outside their insurance networks.
July 20, 2018
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.
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.
April 27, 2018
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.
November 5, 2018
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.
October 26, 2016
Top medical price negotiators say asking for a 50 percent discount just might get you one.
May 30, 2017
Consumer Power Report #547
September 13, 2018
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.
April 5, 2019
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.
November 17, 2016
Consumer Power Report #526
April 27, 2018
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.
January 25, 2017
Out-of-network doctors could be held to charging rates set by insurers with whom they have not signed contracts.
July 25, 2017
Consumer Power Report #552
November 23, 2016
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!
December 13, 2016
The law will cap prices for medical providers at insurer network rates even if they are not part of insurer networks.
October 5, 2005
A new Medicare payment system should differentially reward providers who do a better job of satisfying the needs, preferences, and values of patients.