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Health Care
February 21, 2020
Policy Tip Sheet: Telehealth Could Bring Savings to Medicaid
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.
Health Care
February 14, 2020
Research & Commentary: There is No Such Thing as a Conservative Expansion of Medicaid
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.
Entitlements
January 29, 2020
Research & Commentary: Medicaid Dominating State Budgets
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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Health Care
January 10, 2020
Research & Commentary: Medicaid Expansion is not the Only Way to Improve Medicaid in Kansas
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the latest effort to expand Medicaid in Kansas and why Kansas lawmakers should consider other options.
Health Care
October 17, 2019
Research & Commentary: Missouri Should Pursue Medicaid Reform, Not Expansion
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.
Health Care
October 15, 2019
Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Should Reform, Not Expand, SoonerCare
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 10, 2019
By JESSICA SEMEGA, et al.
The poverty rate is the lowest in more than a decade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 27, 2019
By U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg
U.S. District Court Decision in Gresham v. Azar
March 27, 2019
By U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg
U.S. District Court Decision in Stewart v. Azar
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.
January 18, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
Work requirements in Arkansas' food stamp program have led to increased incomes and taxpayer savings.
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
December 31, 2018
By Heartland Staff
New Year's Greetings from The Heartland Institute
November 30, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Wisconsin's welfare reform efforts and why the legislature should consider legislation preserving the reforms and writing them into law.
November 30, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses how Nebraska lawmakers should approach Medicaid expansion and the need for reforms like work requirements to be included in any expansion effort.
November 5, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a new study that examines Massachusetts' Medicaid eligibility reforms and found they saved the state millions of taxpayer dollars.
October 24, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Pennsylvania that would combat SNAP fraud by requiring violators to pay restitution of up to three times the amount of fraud committed.
September 20, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Virginia's recent expansion of Medicaid and why the state needs to add work requirements to the program to manage costs and help move people through the program and back into the workforce.
September 17, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Arizona's Medicaid expansion and a study from the Goldwater Institute that argues expansion in Arizona has increased the cost-shifting burden on consumers from the uninsured.
August 16, 2018
By Matthew Glans, Charlie Katebi
In this comment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Matthew Glans and Charlie Katebi write in support of re-authorizing Kentucky's Medicaid work requirement waiver.
August 9, 2018
By New Jersey Economic & Fiscal Policy Workgroup
New Jersey faces a fiscal crisis due to public employee pension and benefit costs.
July 19, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examines existing welfare work requirement laws and their effects thus far.
May 3, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Congress is working on a new "farm bill" that includes farm subsidies, crop insurance, and food assistance. Most of the bill's annual budget goes to the food stamp program, or SNAP. The proposed bill offers needed reforms to SNAP.
April 19, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines two proposals in Pennsylvania that would impose work requirements on two safety-net programs: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid.
April 13, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
President Trump and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker separately launched important welfare reforms. Though separate initiatives, both are working to increase self-sufficiency among welfare recipients and restore government back to its proper role.
March 14, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid work requirement waivers and a proposed waiver in Minnesota.