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.
August 20, 2019
The Trump administration’s plans to promote transparency in drug pricing suffered a significant, if not entirely unexpected,
April 25, 2019
Physicians are increasingly leaving private practices to join hospital networks, states a new report from the Physicians Advocacy Institute.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
September 20, 2017
States can implement real health care solutions today.
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.
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.
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.
December 5, 2018
“Ecommerce is an American success story. Amazon and similar companies provide every imaginable good to consumers at great prices.” - Edward Hudgins
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.
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!
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.
July 12, 2017
Consumer Power Report #551