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Health Care
August 2, 2019
Policy Brief: Estimating the Income Tax Hikes Required to Pay for Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-All Plan
Although the total costs of Medicare for All have been analyzed in detail in multiple studies, few have considered how these costs would affect U.S. taxpayers in specific income brackets.
Alcohol & Tobacco
July 23, 2019
Tobacco Harm Reduction 101: A Guidebook for Policymakers
This policy booklet aims to inform key stakeholders, including policymakers, about THR products, specifically e-cigarettes and vaping devices, while debunking many of the myths associated with e-cigarettes.
Climate Change
July 1, 2019
Policy Brief: Should EPA Reverse Its Endangerment Finding on Greenhouse Gases?
The grounds for reversing the Endangerment Finding are robust, and this action is long overdue.
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Climate Change
June 6, 2019
Policy Brief: The Green New Deal: A Grave Threat to the American Economy, Environment, and Freedom
The tremendously expensive proposal would devastate the U.S. economy and cause more environmental destruction than protection.
Climate Change
May 28, 2019
Policy Brief: Global Sea-Level Rise: An Evaluation of the Data
This Policy Brief reviews recent research to determine if there is any evidence of such an acceleration and then examines claims that islands and coral atolls are being inundated by rising seas.
Health Care
April 30, 2019
Policy Brief: A Modern System for Approving the Cures of the Future
This Policy Brief argues an FTCM approach, by collecting real-world data on the effects of new drugs, would provide more patients with access to potentially life-saving drugs, and it would do so faster and more efficiently than the current FDA system.

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Policy Briefs
December 23, 2018
By Michael Farren and Anne Philpot
'[C]ities and states are throwing their money away when they court Amazon’s favor through subsidies.''
December 5, 2018
By Michelle Minton
E-cigarettes are vastly safer than smoking, help smokers quit, and are a net positive for public health. Despite this, public perception of e-cigarette safety has declined, while demands for stricter regulation have intensified.
December 5, 2018
Decades of research by health economists, regulatory economists, and antitrust lawyers shows CON laws fail to achieve their expressed goals, limit supply, and undermine competition.
November 1, 2018
By Guy Bentley
Any policy that harms the exclusive makers of reduced-risk products such as e-cigarettes more than the makers of traditional cigarettes is not in the interests of public health.
October 12, 2018
By Tim Benson, Linnea Lueken
This Policy Brief outlines the basic elements of the fracking process and then refutes the four most widespread fracking myths, providing lawmakers and the public with the research and data they need to make informed decisions about hydraulic fracturing.
October 4, 2018
By James Taylor
The Climate Solutions Caucus (CSC) works hand-in-hand with the leftist Citizens' Climate Lobby. Any scheme to replace affordable conventional energy with expensive wind and solar power would severely punish consumers and the U.S. economy.
September 19, 2018
By Charlie Katebi
In this Policy Brief, Heartland's Charlie Katebi and Lindsay Atkinson from the Idaho Freedom Foundation discuss how Milliman and other consulting firms routinely underestimate the cost of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion.
June 20, 2018
By Edward Hudgins
The twenty-first century might well see medical innovations that could rid humanity of crippling and deadly illnesses, extending the healthy lifetimes of all by decades.
June 11, 2018
By Charlie Katebi
In this Policy Brief, Charlie Katebi argues taxpayer spending on health care for Pennsylvania state employees has skyrocketed as a result of wasteful incentives and a lack of price transparency in the state’s health care system.
May 30, 2018
By Joseph Bast, Peter Ferrara
Humankind's historic and ongoing use of fossil fuels has resulted in huge benefits for people, wildlife, and ecosystems. Five of those benefits are documented here.