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Health Care
December 5, 2018
Certificate-Of-Need Laws: How CON Laws Affect Spending, Access, and Quality across the States
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.
Energy
October 12, 2018
Debunking Four Persistent Myths About Hydraulic Fracturing
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.
Climate Change
October 4, 2018
The Congressional Climate Solutions Caucus: A Leftist Betrayal of Republican Voters
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.
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Health Care
September 19, 2018
Don’t Buy the Hype: Medicaid Expansion Would Be a Disaster for Idaho
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.
Health Care
June 20, 2018
Free To Choose Medicine in Japan: A Model for America
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.
Health Care
June 11, 2018
How to Cure Pennsylvania’s Health Benefits Crisis
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.

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Policy Briefs
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.
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."