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April 17, 2020
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
Taxing the rich has seemed to be one of the Band-Aid solutions for California’s budget, but that’s dangerous as seventy percent of the General Fund is already provided by personal taxes on just five percent of the population.
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Entitlements
March 30, 2020
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
Unless pension funds around the nation continue to earn 7% or more per year on their investments, it’s likely that taxpayers will be on the hook for trillions of dollars of promises to government unions.
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Entitlements
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
February 14, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid expansion and how states expanding with faux free-market reforms have failed to improve their Medicaid programs.
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Health Care
Entitlements
January 29, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new study from the Pew Charitable Trusts has found that the states’ share of Medicaid spending has grown steadily over time and is taking up more and more of state revenue.
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Entitlements
Health Care
January 27, 2020
By James Agresti
Contrary to AOC, the facts are clear that frequently reported federal poverty stats vastly overstate the number of Americans who are destitute.
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Government & Politics
Government Spending
Entitlements
January 10, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the latest effort to expand Medicaid in Kansas and why Kansas lawmakers should consider other options.
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Health Care
Entitlements
January 1, 2020
By Christopher Talgo
In a town hall in front of her Bronx constituents, Ocasio-Cortez, the self-avowed socialist, decreed, “It’s not that we deserve it because it’s a handout. People like to say, ‘Oh, this is about free stuff.’ This is not about free stuff.”
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Entitlements
Government Spending
Government & Politics
November 14, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
The booming economy is the primary driver of the dramatic decrease.
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Employment
Entitlements
Government Spending
Economy
October 22, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
In three short years, the Trump administration has cut taxes and regulations. Therefore, people have more money to spend, and businesses (finally) have incentive to create lots of good-paying jobs.
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Entitlements
October 17, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid expansion and how Missouri can use the waiver process to bring positive change to its Medicaid program.
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Health Care
Entitlements
October 15, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid reform, Medicaid expansion, and how states can use the waiver process to bring positive change to their Medicaid programs.
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Health Care
Entitlements
October 8, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
Several studies estimate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ recently released Medicare for All (M4A) plan would cost approximately $30–$40 trillion over the next decade.
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Health Care
Entitlements
September 10, 2019
By JESSICA SEMEGA, et al.
The poverty rate is the lowest in more than a decade.
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Economy
Entitlements
Employment
August 6, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid expansion and how states can respond to the recent rejection of Utah's funding increase request for its' partial Medicaid expansion.
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Entitlements
Health Care
August 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed rule from the USDA that would close the categorical eligibility loophole that allows states to make applicants in certain programs automatically eligible to participate in SNAP.
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Entitlements
July 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a revised Medicaid expansion proposal in the North Carolina legislature that uses the illusion of free-market reforms in an attempt to appease expansion opponents.
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Health Care
Entitlements
July 9, 2019
By Seton Motley
America’s Left has certainly evolved. Fifty years ago, it was the Left who didn’t trust Big Brother and wanted to stick it to The Man. Now they LOVE Big Brother, because they now are The Man
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Entitlements
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
June 24, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses how work requirements are desperately needed to ensure the long-term viability of Medicaid and keep costs under control.
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Health Care
Entitlements
June 22, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines Medicaid waivers and argues states should be proactive and not wait for Congress to pursue Medicaid reform.
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Health Care
Entitlements
June 7, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Trump administration is appealing rulings by a federal court that have blocked the implementation of Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and found a similar program already in place in Arkansas violates federal law.
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Entitlements
Employment
Government Spending
June 6, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Medicaid expansion efforts in North Carolina and why the state should continue to resist calls to expand.
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Health Care
Entitlements
May 31, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
Medicare’s assets will be depleted by 2026, the 2019 Medicare Board of Trustees Annual Report states.
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Health Care
Entitlements
May 20, 2019
Annual trustee report as required by the Social Security Act on the financial status of the Hospital Insurance Trust Fun and the Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund.
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Health Care
Entitlements
Government Spending
May 10, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a bill that would shift thousands of Alaskans covered under Alaska’s expanded Medicaid program onto subsidized private insurance plans.
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Health Care
Entitlements
May 6, 2019
It took two attempts, but the Arkansas House of Representatives passed a Medicaid funding bill after rejecting it days after U.S. District Judge James Boasberg blocked the state, along with Kentucky, from implementing a work requirement for able-bodied Me
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Health Care
Health Care
Entitlements
May 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses the rapidly rising cost of Virginia's Medicaid program and how Medicaid expansion is exacerbating the problem.
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Health Care
Entitlements
April 26, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in North Carolina that would create work requirements for the state’s Medicaid program.
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Health Care
Entitlements
April 9, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed Medicaid expansion plan that is now being considered in Kansas.
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Health Care
Entitlements
April 9, 2019
By Richard Ebeling
Why is it so difficult to win the case for freedom in modern American society?
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Taxes
Government Spending
Entitlements
April 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans argues that state legislators should take advantage of the Medicaid waiver process and move to reform their Medicaid programs.
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Health Care
Entitlements
March 27, 2019
By U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg
U.S. District Court Decision in Gresham v. Azar
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Government Spending
Entitlements
Employment
March 27, 2019
By U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg
U.S. District Court Decision in Stewart v. Azar
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Entitlements
Employment
March 12, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a proposed bill in Idaho that would make several major changes to the state's Medicaid program, including work requirements.
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Health Care
Entitlements
January 22, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Proposed rule focuses on tightening loopholes in SNAP’s work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents
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Government Spending
Government Spending
Entitlements
Employment
January 18, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
Work requirements in Arkansas' food stamp program have led to increased incomes and taxpayer savings.
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Entitlements
January 17, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Legislators are considering moving new state and local public employees from the Garden State’s underfunded pension systems to defined-contribution plans.
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Government Spending
Government Spending
Entitlements
Taxes
January 4, 2019
By Chief Justice Charles T. Canady et al.
Affirms that "Adequacy" of Public School Financing Is a Political Question, not a Judicial One
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Education
Government Spending
Entitlements
December 31, 2018
By Heartland Staff
New Year's Greetings from The Heartland Institute
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Energy
Health Care
Environment
Entitlements
 

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