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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.
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.
Health Care
April 1, 2020
Is Medicaid Expansion Worth It?
The report reviews three economic studies to determine Medicaid expansion impact on mortality and health outcomes.
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Health Care
February 26, 2020
Competitor's Veto: State Certificate of need Laws Violate State Prohibitions on Monopolies
This paper reviews the constitutional issues involved with certificate of need laws and argues how such laws allow governments to establish monopolies.
Health Care
June 26, 2019
The Arizona Medicaid Expansion Experience
The study debunks the idea that employer insurance plans are subsidizing the uninsured through cost shifting.
Health Care
June 12, 2019
Hospital Network Competition and Adverse Selection: Evidence From the Massachusetts health Insurance Exchange
Mark Shepard looks at date in the Boston health care market to show how insurers are restricting their networks.

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Policy Studies
February 28, 2018
By Jay Lehr
This Heartland Policy Study critiques and rebuts the “Climate Science Special Report” released by the U.S. Global Change Research Program in November 2017. It refutes the earlier report’s assumption that “the science is settled” and exposes its biases.
February 15, 2018
By Isaac Orr, Frederick D. Palmer
Coal has been a mainstay of economic growth and human well-being in the United States for more than a century.
February 1, 2018
By Isaac Orr, Frederick D. Palmer
More than 250 coal-fired power plants in the United States have been retired since 2010, and more are scheduled to be retired. The premature retirement of these coal-fired units poses a threat to the country’s electricity supply.
September 12, 2017
By OECD Publishing
This 2017 study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development provides information and trends on education.
April 2, 2017
By Isaac Orr, Mark Krumenacher
This Heartland Policy Study examines the best available scientific data on the effects of industrial sand mining on air quality, concluding those operations do not pose a threat to human health or the environment.
December 5, 2016
By Isaac Orr, Mark Krumenacher
Industrial silica sand mining is governed by a comprehensive regulatory apparatus established to protect human and environmental health from the potential impacts of all industrial activities, including industrial sand mining.
December 1, 2016
By The College Board
A report by The College Board examining college and university costs in 2016-17, including how prices have changed, and variance between types of institutions, states, and regions.
August 19, 2016
By Isaac Orr
In an article published at The Nation, 350.org founder Bill McKibben portrays methane as a dangerous greenhouse gas. Here's why he's wrong.
June 1, 2016
By James Golsan
Senate Bill 127, along with its companion, House Bill 936, is one of several bills put forward this session to expand the existing charter school cap in Texas. Th ough the tenants of SB 127 are simple, this is important legislation for Texas.
March 30, 2016
By Nick Dranias
As the federal debt approaches $18 trillion, a balanced budget amendment has emerged as one of few viable options to curb government spending. The Article V process for amending the U.S. Constitution, however, is long and tedious.