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Peter Ferrara: Power to the People: Repealing and Replacing Obamacare with Patient Power

BTN PODCAST - Heartland Institute Senior Fellow for Entitlement and Budget Policy Peter Ferrera joins The Heartland Institute’s Budget and Tax News managing editor Jesse Hathaway to discuss a new Policy Brief published by the Heartland Institute, “Power to the People: Repealing and Replacing Obamacare with Patient Power.”

Alex Epstein: The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

ECN PODCAST - Research Fellow H. Sterling Burnett sits down with Alex Epstein to discuss his new book The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. Epstein weighs the pros and cons of various energy sources to see which can help the most people. Epstein points out the development and use of fossil fuels has benefitted the poor far more than the rich, making available to the person of average means, food, goods and services which even the rulers of old could hardly dream of. Fossil fuels grant freedom and free up time.

Kara Kerwin: Status of the Charter School Movement

SRN PODCAST - Heather Kays of The Heartland Institute discusses the status of the charter school movement with Kara Kerwin, president of the Center for Education Reform. Kerwin dispels common myths regarding charter schools and addresses recent attacks made against charter schools across the nation.

Jeff Anderson: The 2017 Project Plan to Replace Obamacare

HCN PODCAST - Research Fellow Sean Parnell talks with Jeff Anderson, Executive Director of the 2017 Project. The two discuss Anderson's organization's plan for replacing Obamacare with a more market-friendly system. The 2017 project is based on a combination of tax credits, reform of the individual insurance market, and high-risk pools.

Jessica Sena: Oil Revenues Won't Make Over Spending Go Away

ECN PODCAST - Many states use oil taxes, which are based upon the price of oil, to balance budgets, and the current dip in prices means many of these states will face budget shortfalls in the coming biennium. Research Fellow Isaac Orr and Jessica Sena from the Montana Petroleum Association discuss the budgetary situations in several states including North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Alaska and how falling oil prices will affect the legislative agendas of lawmakers around the nation.

Yevgeniy Feyman: The Cost of Drug Development

HCN PODCAST - Health Care News managing editor Sean Parnell spoke with Yevgeniy Feyman of the Manhattan Institute on the cost of drug development. Researchers at Tufts University updated a 2003 study, finding that it now costs about $2.6 billion to bring a new drug to market. This is an increase from the $800m cost estimated in the original 2003 study.
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