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Alcohol & Tobacco
August 23, 2019
Tip Sheet: E-Cigarettes Could Save States Billions in Medicaid Costs
State Government Relations Manager examines how electronic cigarettes and vaping devices can reduce state Medicaid costs.
Health Care
August 9, 2019
Research & Commentary: New Executive Order Expands Direct Primary Care
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new executive order from the Trump administration that would allow patients to use tax-advantaged health savings account funds to pay for direct primary care services.
Entitlements
August 6, 2019
Research & Commentary: Partial Medicaid Expansion Is No Longer an Option
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid expansion and how states can respond to the recent rejection of Utah's funding increase request for its' partial Medicaid expansion.
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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.
Regulation
August 1, 2019
Research & Commentary: State Medicaid Costs Associated with Opioid Use Disorder Tripled From 1999 to 2013
Recent study by Penn State researchers examined costs to states' Medicaid programs in treating the opioid epidemic, finding these costs exceeded more than $3 billion in 2013.
Health Care
August 1, 2019
Policy Tip Sheet: States Should Expand Direct Primary Care to Address Primary Care Shortage
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses how states can reform their health insurance regulations to encourage the growth of direct primary care services for patients.

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Health Care
August 23, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
State Government Relations Manager examines how electronic cigarettes and vaping devices can reduce state Medicaid costs.
August 9, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new executive order from the Trump administration that would allow patients to use tax-advantaged health savings account funds to pay for direct primary care services.
August 6, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid expansion and how states can respond to the recent rejection of Utah's funding increase request for its' partial Medicaid expansion.
August 2, 2019
By Justin Haskins
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.
August 1, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Recent study by Penn State researchers examined costs to states' Medicaid programs in treating the opioid epidemic, finding these costs exceeded more than $3 billion in 2013.
August 1, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses how states can reform their health insurance regulations to encourage the growth of direct primary care services for patients.
July 19, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses telehealth reform and how these services can improve the cost and availability of care.
July 19, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines how overly stringent licensing rules have contributed to the growing doctor shortage and how states can reform these rules.
July 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a revised Medicaid expansion proposal in the North Carolina legislature that uses the illusion of free-market reforms in an attempt to appease expansion opponents.
July 3, 2019
Over 150 individuals and organizations signed this letter opposing a proposal to amend Section 101 of the Patent Act.