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February 7, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
On February 7, 2018, Arianna Wilkerson testified before Nebraska state senators in support of a bill that would establish a direct primary care pilot program for state employees.
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Health Care
August 23, 2018
A telemedicine program implemented at 23 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals in Virginia has decreased the number of patients transferred to other intensive care units (ICUs) at larger VA hospitals.
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Health Care
January 24, 2019
By Bette Grande
Bette Grande testified before a North Dakota committee on the issue of pension reform.
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Government Spending
January 2, 2017
By Dustin Siggins
President-Elect Trump should appoint someone to hold the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable, veterans say.
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Health Care
Government & Politics
August 10, 2015
By Bruce Edward Walker
The amount of scandals at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) keeps piling up, with the number of veterans waiting longer than a month for medical attention now 50 percent higher than it was one year ago.
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Health Care
June 2, 2015
By H. Sterling Burnett
Editor’s Note: West Virginia State Del. Joshua Nelson (R-Boone) is serving his second term in West Virginia’s House of Delegates. Nelson serves on the Energy, Government Organization, Industry and Labor, and Veterans Affairs committees.
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Energy
Regulation
Environment
Climate Change
April 7, 2015
By H. Sterling Burnett
[Editor’s Note: Iowa State Rep. Ralph Watts (R-District 19) is serving his fourth term in Iowa’s House of Representatives. Watts serves on the Commerce, Labor, State Government, and Veteran’s Affairs committees.
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Energy
Environment
Climate Change
May 20, 2014
By Alan Caruba (1938-2015)
The news that some forty veterans died whlle waiting to receive care from a Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital—care that was denied because of bureaucratic chicanery—will seem small in comparison to the numbers of Americans who will die from the
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Health Care
August 18, 2016
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Department of Veteran's Affairs Inspector General has found the VA wasted millions on solar panel installations that don't work.
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Energy
Government Spending
May 29, 2014
By Peter Suderman
A damning report released by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General will likely leave Democrats and their liberal allies clamoring for reforms to the government run health system for those who have served in the military.
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Health Care
August 3, 2016
By Inspector General, Office of Veteran's Affairs
Inspector General report reveals report reveals the VA spent more than $408 million to install solar panels on its medical facilities, yet the projects have experienced significant delays and cost overruns with some solar projects failing to funct
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Energy
Government Spending
August 1, 2002
By Conrad F. Meier
Millions of retired elderly veterans eligible for benefits under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) health care system have been largely forgotten in current health care policy debates.
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Health Care
November 10, 2009
By Thomas Cheplick
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical system—touted by some advocates of reform as a model for how government-run health care could work—in fact exposes deep flaws in the government-run health care model, policy experts say.
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October 12, 2021
By Richard Ebeling
President Biden's Build Back Better Plan will only serve to build up government power over its citizens to an even greater degree.
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Economy
February 27, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses how the use of telehealth can transform health care by making it more affordable and available.
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Health Care
InfoTech & Telecom
February 21, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines a new bill that would expand access to telehealth through Colorado's community health centers by affirming that these services meet face-to-face requirements under Medicaid and should be reimbursed as such.
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Health Care
Entitlements
InfoTech & Telecom
July 19, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses telehealth reform and how these services can improve the cost and availability of care.
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Health Care
March 3, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines five new bills that have been proposed for the spring legislative session that would expand telemedicine in Michigan and bring needed clarity on how these services are defined and reimbursed.
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Health Care
InfoTech & Telecom
January 31, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines telemedicine in Washington State and how the state is working to expand the availability of telehealth providers.
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InfoTech & Telecom
Health Care
December 20, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Pennsylvania that would roll back many of the rules holding back the growth of telemedicine.
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Health Care
InfoTech & Telecom
November 21, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines new legislation in South Dakota that would expand telehealth to improve access to mental health services.
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Health Care
InfoTech & Telecom
November 14, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a series of bills in Massachusetts that would expand the use of telemedicine.
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Health Care
InfoTech & Telecom
February 14, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
No doubt most Americans have heard of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and her "Green New Deal" (GND).
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Environment
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
June 9, 2017
By Ben Johnson
The Senate passed a related bill on June 6, 73 years after the Allied invasion of Normandy, France during World War II.
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Health Care
July 14, 2017
By Emma Restuccia
The bill would make it easier to terminate negligent employees.
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Health Care
March 19, 2015
By Sean Parnell
Tori Richards at Watchdog.org has been doing some terrific investigative reporting on the VA scandal, and I highly recommend her latest piece describing the whistleblower in a Louisiana VA facility that brought this chapter of the scandal to light.
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Health Care
December 12, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses how telemedicine can help provide health care to those without access and why Connecticut should include telemedicine in their Medicaid program.
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Health Care
InfoTech & Telecom
June 16, 2016
By
In addition to commemorating the 651,031 Americans who lost their lives in wars, Memorial Day and other soon-to-be-celebrated patriotic commemorations — such as Flag Day and Independence Day — should inspire elected officials to act as soon as possible
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Law
November 15, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses how telemedicine can help provide health care to those without access and how the main barrier to telehealth expansion is government regulation.
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Health Care
June 28, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines single-payer health care systems, their many flaws, and outlines why legislators should resist efforts to implement these reforms at both the state and federal level.
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Health Care
Entitlements
March 7, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a new bill now being considered in the Nebraska legislature that could help expand telehealth services.
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Health Care
InfoTech & Telecom
September 25, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a bill moving through the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would expand telemedicine access and create reimbursement parity with in-person services.
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Health Care
InfoTech & Telecom
November 12, 2016
By Jeff Reynolds
A Nebraska lawmaker is planning to reintroduce a resolution calling for a national amendments convention to draft and enact a balanced budget amendment prohibiting the federal government from spending more money than it takes from taxpayers.
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Constitutional Reform
Government Spending
January 17, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new effort in Virginia to reduce the regulatory burden on telehealth providers.
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Health Care
InfoTech & Telecom
June 29, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Joseph Bast, Herbert J. Walberg
Huelskamp Will Succeed Founding President Joseph Bast, Who Has Led the Illinois-based, National Free-Market Think Tank Since 1984 Founding
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Government & Politics
April 23, 2017
By Ben Johnson
The VA continues to address inaccuracies in recording wait times for veterans at system hospitals.
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Health Care
July 13, 2018
There are many Americans who have not yet accepted President Trump as their president. 
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Government & Politics
June 29, 2016
By Seton Motley
When government “helps” run something - that something is terrible. The bigger a hand government has in running it - the more terrible it is. If it is exclusively government-run - the terrible-ness is ingrained and inherent.
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January 3, 2017
By Seton Motley
Trump’s victory gives us hope. Trump’s administration must give us results.
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Health Care
InfoTech & Telecom
Government & Politics
 

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