February 7, 2018
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.
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.
January 24, 2019
Bette Grande testified before a North Dakota committee on the issue of pension reform.
January 2, 2017
President-Elect Trump should appoint someone to hold the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable, veterans say.
August 10, 2015
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.
June 2, 2015
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.
April 7, 2015
[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.
May 20, 2014
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
August 18, 2016
The Department of Veteran's Affairs Inspector General has found the VA wasted millions on solar panel installations that don't work.
May 29, 2014
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.
August 3, 2016
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
August 1, 2002
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.
November 10, 2009
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.
February 27, 2020
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses how the use of telehealth can transform health care by making it more affordable and available.
February 21, 2020
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.
July 19, 2019
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses telehealth reform and how these services can improve the cost and availability of care.
March 3, 2020
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.
January 31, 2020
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines telemedicine in Washington State and how the state is working to expand the availability of telehealth providers.
December 20, 2019
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.
November 21, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines new legislation in South Dakota that would expand telehealth to improve access to mental health services.
November 14, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a series of bills in Massachusetts that would expand the use of telemedicine.
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.
February 14, 2019
No doubt most Americans have heard of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and her "Green New Deal" (GND).
June 9, 2017
The Senate passed a related bill on June 6, 73 years after the Allied invasion of Normandy, France during World War II.
July 14, 2017
The bill would make it easier to terminate negligent employees.
December 12, 2018
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.
March 19, 2015
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.
June 28, 2019
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.
November 15, 2018
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.
March 7, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a new bill now being considered in the Nebraska legislature that could help expand telehealth services.
June 16, 2016
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
September 25, 2018
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.
January 17, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new effort in Virginia to reduce the regulatory burden on telehealth providers.
November 12, 2016
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.
June 29, 2017
Huelskamp Will Succeed Founding President Joseph Bast, Who Has Led the Illinois-based, National Free-Market Think Tank Since 1984 Founding
April 23, 2017
The VA continues to address inaccuracies in recording wait times for veterans at system hospitals.
July 13, 2018
There are many Americans who have not yet accepted President Trump as their president.
June 29, 2016
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.
January 3, 2017
Trump’s victory gives us hope. Trump’s administration must give us results.
September 30, 2016
Gushing forth in a daily stream are reports issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) scrutinizing the fiscal health and performance of programs bankrolled by the gargantuan federal government.