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Government Spending
February 19, 2021
Congress Should Stop Abrogating Its Spending Power and Rein in the USDA Slush Fund
Over the past few years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set a terrible precedent by greatly expanding its use of the Agriculture Secretary’s discretionary spending authority under the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act.
Health Care
December 13, 2020
The Leaflet: Senate Holds Hearing on Early Medical Responses for COVID-19
The Heartland Institute highlights GR's latest work.
Health Care
June 10, 2020
States are about to be hit by a Medicaid Tidal Wave
This report describes the fiscal burden states will face from anticipated Medicaid growth from the recession and congressional restrictions on enrollment control.
More News
May 13, 2020
Policy Brief: How to Fix America's Crumbling Infrastructure: Lessons from Australia
Policymakers and analysts generally agree that much work and many reforms are needed to repair, improve, and enhance infrastructure in America. But how, exactly, should these goals be achieved?
Health Care
April 22, 2020
Congress's Medicaid funding increase creates massive legal uncertainty for states during COVID-19 Crisis
The report by the Foundation for Government Accountability shows how new funding could restrict states from running Medicaid as they see fit.
Government Spending
April 2, 2020
Policy Brief: How to Solve America's Debt Crisis in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic
Just as the government adjusted to a post-World War II economy, the government must design a phase two fiscal plan for a post-coronavirus pandemic economy.

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Government Spending
October 29, 2019
By Internal Revenue Service
Notice of proposed rule-making and public hearing (postponed to Feb. 14, 2019)
September 16, 2019
By Council of Economic Advisers
Over half a million people go homeless on a single night in the United States.
July 15, 2019
By Joseph Muth
Letter suggests "the result may be your child being removed from your home and placed in foster care."
July 5, 2019
By Heartland Staff
The Heartland Institute wishes you all the best this Fourth of July and we urge state lawmakers to use Article V of the Constitution to rein in Washington D.C.
July 1, 2019
By Carl A. Miller
Request for Court-Ordered Spending by the State of Illinois
June 26, 2019
The study debunks the idea that employer insurance plans are subsidizing the uninsured through cost shifting.
June 11, 2019
By Ohio State Department of Education
Standards Adopted by the State Board of Education for Inclusion in "Our Children, Our Future," Ohio's Strategic Plan for Education.
June 5, 2019
This report evaluates and identifies eligibility abuse in Louisiana's Medicaid Expansion population.
May 23, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a pension reform proposal in New Jersey that would create a hybrid pension plan for teachers and non-uniformed state, county, and municipal employees.
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 17, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
New report reveals that major cities' finances are deeper in the red than previously thought. High spending and high taxes continue to drive businesses and residents out of these cities, and the debt time bomb ticks on.
April 29, 2019
Recently elected Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer wrote a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma claiming reporting requirements under the state’s Medicaid work rule could “take away health insurance from pe
April 29, 2019
Ohio has become the eighth state to receive federal approval to implement a work requirement for its expanded Medicaid program.
April 29, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
California lawmakers missed the deadline to implement a universal, government-run health insurance program in the Golden State this year.
April 29, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
During the 2019 session, the Washington State legislature again declined to pass a bill imposing single-payer health insurance on the state.
April 29, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
A new report estimates a single-payer health care system in the United States would cost between $54.6 and $60.7 trillion over the first 10 years.
April 24, 2019
The study shows how the cost of welfare fraud and abuse is substantial.
April 24, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt requested an audit of the state’s Medicaid program to determine whether enrollees meet federal eligibility requirements.
April 24, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Virginia lawmakers failed to push through a bill to create a Medicaid oversight office after faulty forecasting resulted in a $462.5 million Medicaid shortfall over two years.
April 24, 2019
The paper discusses how value questions need to be answered in determining a price tag for Medicare for All.