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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.
Health Care
June 4, 2019
Renewable Term Health Insurance: Better Coverage Than Obamacare
Chris Pope of the Manhattan Institute makes the case of how so-called "short-term" insurance plans are not "junk insurance" and how expansion of access will not leave the federal government with a bigger bill to take care of the sick.
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Health Care
May 28, 2019
Healthcare Innovations in Georgia: Two Recommendations
The study looks at what health care innovations under Section 1332 waivers would be worthwhile for the State of Georgia.
Energy
March 22, 2018
How to Prevent the Premature Retirement of Coal-Fired Power Plants
The eight-year tenure of the Obama administration inflicted intentional, serious damage on the country’s capacity to provide the electricity that runs our computers, heats, cools, and lights our homes, powers our factories, and fuels our economy.
Energy
March 8, 2018
Public Policy and Coal-Fired Power Plants
Why would anyone scrap perfectly good high-quality computers, smartphones, or cars for more costly, lower quality, and less reliable products? Yet, that is exactly what policymakers do when they push coal-fired power plants into early retirement.

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Policy Studies
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.
February 16, 2016
By Isaac Orr, Mark Krumenacher
The “social” impact of sand-mining operations, including their impact on land use, scenic beauty, and property values, can be a sensitive topic. Emotion and opinion, rather than technical facts and scientific data, tend to dominate the discussion.
September 18, 2015
By Isaac Orr, Mark Krumenacher
As many as 9,000 non-metallic mines operate in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin – approximately one mine for every 3,000 residents. Until recently, those mines have operated without opposition.
June 1, 2015
By Isaac Orr, Mark Krumenacher
Second in a series#137 (May 2015) Environmental Impacs of Industrial Silica Sand (Frac Sand) MiningHydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas production has dramatically increased the demand for industrial silica sand, known as “frac sand,” available
May 11, 2015
By Isaac Orr, Mark Krumenacher
The rate of silica sand mining in the United States has increased in recent years, due in large part to the tremendous growth in hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas using horizontal drilling techniques.