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Health Care
April 12, 2021
The American Health Care Plan
The purpose of this paper is to provide Americans with a pro-liberty, conservative proposal to fix the U.S. health insurance system, lower health care costs, and create universal or near-universal access to health care services.
Government & Politics
November 17, 2020
Policy Brief: Socialist Watch 2020: An Analysis of Candidates Endorsed by Far-Left Organizations
The list included below in this Policy Brief shows the election victories and losses for socialist and far-left progressive candidates running for office during the 2020 general election.
Climate Change
November 16, 2020
Policy Brief: No, Climate Change Is Not 'Straining Budgets' in Colorado Towns
The claim that climate change is causing strains on local government budgets as a result of increasing drought, wildfires, and avalanches is thoroughly debunked by objective scientific facts, as this Policy Brief clearly shows.
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Environment
October 23, 2020
Policy Brief: Managing Ethylene Oxide: An Air Quality Professional's Perspective
Ethylene oxide is produced at petrochemical facilities, but is also regularly found in natural, biological systems, such as the human body. It is also commonly found in ambient air throughout industrial, residential, and rural areas.
Taxes
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?
Environment
April 10, 2020
Policy Brief: How the Green New Deal's Renewable Energy Mining Would Harm Humans and the Environment
As this paper shows, expanding mining on the scale needed to meet the renewable energy requirements contained in the Green New Deal and other proposed renewable energy mandates would cause unimaginable harm to the environment, wildlife, and humans.

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Policy Briefs
March 8, 2019
By Edward Hudgins
This Policy Brief will outline the need to speed up treatments and cures for these and other diseases, which is as critical now as the need to facilitate the development and delivery of medications for AIDS/HIV sufferers was three decades ago.
March 5, 2019
By James Taylor
A review of all risk factors reveals that imposing carbon dioxide restrictions on the U.S. economy would diminish, rather than enhance, American military preparedness.
January 3, 2019
By Michael Hamilton, Charlie Katebi
This Policy Brief keeps the liberty question front-and-center in the dental therapy debate.
December 28, 2018
By Martin Hutchinson
This paper shows that fiduciaries have a moral obligation—and, in some cases, a legal obligation—to avoid sustainable investment practices.
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.
April 25, 2018
By Tim Benson, Vicki Alger
Students should not have to wait years at a time or become victims of violent crime before their parents are allowed to transfer them to safer schools.
April 13, 2018
By Jay Lehr, Kenneth Haapala, Patrick Moore, Patrick Frank
Although completed too late to submit to the judge, this document stands on its own as a good primer on climate change.
November 20, 2017
By Carl L. Brodt and Alan Bonsteel
All students have unique skills, face unique challenges, and have unique needs. For many students, such needs are not met in standard government school classrooms and settings. These students are often described generally as "at-risk."
October 31, 2017
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State lawmakers weighing whether to apply for a federal amendments convention are often asked, "How do you know an amendments convention is a convention of the states?"
October 12, 2017
By Roger Bezdek
Flooding problems in the Chesapeake Bay region— Maryland and Virginia in particular—are due not to climate-change-induced sea-level rise, but to land subsidence.
October 10, 2017
By James H. Rust, Edward Hudgins
"From the Ashes" could have undone some of the damage caused by Gore’s movies and other recent movies that mislead rather than inform viewers. It is a shame that its producers had a different agenda.