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August 20, 2020
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
California is proud of being the only state in America that imports more electricity than any other state.
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Energy
Regulation
July 31, 2020
By Paul Driessen
US-EU trade talks are already stalled over agriculture issues. And yet the European Union’s new “Farm to Fork” strategy doubles down on the EU’s contentious agricultural regulations.
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Regulation
July 17, 2020
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upholds Trump rule on short-term plans
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Health Care
Regulation
May 29, 2020
By Sen Pei, et. al.
This paper describes mathematical models used in determining infection rate scenarios regarding public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Health Care
Regulation
April 29, 2020
By Edward E. Bartlett
Legislators in many states are considering bills that would reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on the state level, jeopardizing the solvency of state Unemployment Insurance trust funds
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Taxes
Regulation
April 22, 2020
This is a memo that was distributed to Michigan nursing homes offering a $5,000 payment for receiving recovering COVID-19 patients.
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Health Care
Regulation
April 17, 2020
By Leo Pusateri
Electronic Health Records (EHRs) were once touted as an easily transferrable, cost-effective way to record patient care, but more than a decade after their introduction, they are a subject of heated debate.
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Health Care
Regulation
April 16, 2020
By Madeline Peltzer
After publicly calling attention to the problem eight years, physicians say there has been little to no change in the way insurance companies cover prescription medications for suicidal patients considered in danger of a drug overdose.
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Health Care
Regulation
April 15, 2020
By Marilyn Singleton
During my last visit to the grocery store, the clerk directed me to the hermetically sealed conveyor belt and, grinning proudly, said, “Welcome to the new normal.”
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Health Care
Regulation
Government Spending
April 14, 2020
By Kelsey Hackem
Before the Coronavirus pandemic took center stage, the Trump Administration began executing new rules for better production, use, and sharing of medical records.
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Health Care
Regulation
April 14, 2020
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
I hope you are doing well--for access to medical help is increasingly threatened.
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Health Care
Regulation
April 13, 2020
By Ashley Bateman
The so-call "Purple Book" is a list of all licensed biologic products and is a reference guide for patients, providers, payers and manufactureres.
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Health Care
Regulation
April 13, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Fear of litigation delayed delivery of millions of N95 masks for healthcare workers. Should the law be slowing our emergency response?
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Health Care
Regulation
April 9, 2020
By Joe Barnett
Two telecoms complete a merger expected to speed 5G broadband deployment.
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Regulation
InfoTech & Telecom
April 1, 2020
By S.T. Karnick
Economic contractions harm human health, so governments should take that into account in their coronavirus policies
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Economy
Health Care
Regulation
April 1, 2020
By Sally C. Pipes
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, head of President Donald Trump’s task force on the novel coronavirus, declared a public health emergency in response to the global outbreak of the pathogen.
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Health Care
Regulation
March 31, 2020
By Devon Herrick
See related article, March 24
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Health Care
Regulation
March 30, 2020
An effort to repeal certificate of need (CON) laws in South Carolina has picked up momentum after bills in both chambers of the state’s legislature picked up more support.
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Health Care
Regulation
March 27, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Under election-year pressure to provide relief to constituents angered by surprise medical bills, lawmakers in both parties are working on proposals that, at the very least, will show they are taking the problem seriously.
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Health Care
Regulation
March 27, 2020
By Kathy Hoekstra
This commentary was published in the Detroit News on March 26 regarding a new rule against prescribing certain treatments for coronavirus. See related podcast on The Heartland Daily Podcast.
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Health Care
Regulation
March 26, 2020
By Joe Barnett
State and local governments Implement Inconsistent Policies on Gun Sales
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Law
Criminal Justice
Regulation
March 26, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
Indiana lawmakers are considering three measures that would limit or stop non-compete clauses that medical employers such as hospitals can impose on physicians regarding future employment.
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Health Care
Regulation
March 25, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
A bipartisan bill would limit the use of non-compete clauses in employment contracts, including an area where they’ve been under particular scrutiny: health care.
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Health Care
Regulation
March 24, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
Recognizing other states' licenses would remove barriers to employment, says sponsor.
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Regulation
Employment
Economy
March 24, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is leaving a number of people with pre-existing conditions by the wayside as insurers narrow their networks to the point of uselessness, a new report finds.
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Health Care
Regulation
March 24, 2020
Two think tanks filed an amicus brief to ask the D.C. Court of Appeals to uphold a U.S. District Court decision concerning the duration of short-term, limited-duration insurance plans (STLDI).
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Health Care
Regulation
March 20, 2020
By Ashley Herzog
The City of Dallas is considering regulating rentals, while Austin fights in court for its ordinance.
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Regulation
Economy
March 20, 2020
By Darren Brady Nelson
What will the long-term effects of the coronavirus be? Darren Brady Nelson breaks it down and compares it to prohibition era bootlegging.
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Health Care
Regulation
March 18, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
Patients in Colorado are learning the state’s insulin price cap, which went into effect January, is not all it’s cracked up to be.
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Health Care
Regulation
March 17, 2020
By Ashley Herzog
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law that caps the out-of-pocket price of insulin at $100 for a 30-day supply.
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Health Care
Regulation
March 12, 2020
By David S. D’Amato
the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will soon be at the center of a Supreme Court battle over the fundamental nature of the Constitution’s separation of powers.
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Law
Regulation
March 11, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Average annual health care spending for people with employer-sponsored insurance rose to an all-time high in 2018, according to a recent report.
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Health Care
Regulation
March 6, 2020
By Kelsey Hackem
As Michigan continues to struggle with how to address its lack of available beds in its psychiatric hospital in Caro, Michigan, the legislature is proceeding with hearings on legislation to exempt, among other areas, psychiatric beds from CON approval.
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Health Care
Regulation
March 5, 2020
By Henry Miller, M.D., Jeff Stier
Now that the Trump Administration’s new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner, Dr. Stephen Hahn, has been confirmed,
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Health Care
Regulation
March 4, 2020
By Tim Benson
7.5 Million Jobs Lost In 2022 Alone, $5,000 Annual Decrease In Household Income
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Energy
Environment
Regulation
Climate Change
March 4, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
When senior citizen Jenny Mackenzie of Vancouver, Canada learned it would take two years to receive hip surgery, it was SecondStreet.org that brought her tale of woe to the public’s attention.
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Health Care
Regulation
March 3, 2020
By Heartland Staff
In 2017, only only 3.5 percent of Hawaiian high school students reported using e-cigarettes daily and only 1.2 percent reported smoking combustible cigarettes daily.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
Regulation
March 2, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
In what promises to be a landmark ruling on a highly charged issue, the U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear a case,
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Health Care
Regulation
February 28, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
The U.S. Supreme Court said it will not fast-track a request by 19 states to take on a decision by a federal appeals court that ruled Obamacare’s individual mandate is unconstitutional
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Health Care
Regulation
February 26, 2020
By Tim Benson
Over 600,000 Job Lost And $261 Billion In Lost GDP By 2025 If Fracking Banned In The Keystone State
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Energy
Environment
Climate Change
Regulation
 

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