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January 21, 2020
Getting Regulatory Obstacles Out of the Way for Better Health Care (Guest: Eric Hargan) Podcast
HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan discussed how health care regulations can stand in the way of patient care and how his “Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care,” can address some of the obstacles.
Health Care
January 14, 2020
Discussion about FDA Reform (Guest: U.S. Congressman Mark Walker) Podcast
Christina Herrin, Director of Free to Choose Medicine with the Heartland Institute discusses the future of healthcare and FDA reform with U.S. Congressman Mark Walker who represents North Carolina's 6th Congressional District.
Health Care
January 6, 2020
The U.S. Primary Care Shortage (Guest: Courtney Joslin) Podcast
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Courtney Joslin, resident fellow in commercial freedom at Washington, DC's R Street Institute, on how medical licensing reform can address the shortage in primary care physicians.

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Health Care
January 21, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan discussed how health care regulations can stand in the way of patient care and how his “Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care,” can address some of the obstacles.
January 14, 2020
By Christina Herrin
Christina Herrin, Director of Free to Choose Medicine with the Heartland Institute discusses the future of healthcare and FDA reform with U.S. Congressman Mark Walker who represents North Carolina's 6th Congressional District.
January 6, 2020
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Courtney Joslin, resident fellow in commercial freedom at Washington, DC's R Street Institute, on how medical licensing reform can address the shortage in primary care physicians.
January 2, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
Instead of going to Florida or some exotic locale for vacation, Canadians are flocking to other countries to get faster and better health care.
December 31, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Michael Cannon, director of health policy studies at the Cato Institute, talks about the health care choices faces voters in the 2020 election and government-run health care doesn't hold a candle to federalism.
December 30, 2019
By Christina Herrin, Edward Hudgins
Free to Choose Medicine Director Christina Herrin discusses a recent FDA conference that Research Director Edward Hudgins attended where the topic was need to reform the payments system to a more value-based one and putting patients first.
December 24, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber, Twila Brase
Twila Brase of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom says it is time for a new rule that requires health care organizations to get explicit consent in any data sharing arrangement and sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services.
December 20, 2019
Galen Institute and Heritage Foundation Scholar Brian Blase says the Omnibus bill is a lost opportunity to control Obamacare’s runaway costs. Worse, it eliminates a revenue stream to fund the program, the Cadillac tax on higher cost employer health plans.
December 17, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber, Adam R. Habig
Increasingly, employers, mainly hospitals, are compelling physicians from signing long-term, restrictive non-compete clauses that go as far as prohibiting them from informing patients if they leave an organization and go elsewhere.
December 16, 2019
By Christina Herrin
Rik Mehta, biotech entrepreneur and candidate for Senate in New Jersey, discusses regulatory health care issues and what the future holds for medicine.
December 11, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Jim Martin of the 60 Plus Association on the anti-free-market policy idea of drug price controls to help address the worry over surprise billing.
December 9, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Seth Myers, president of Air Evac, the largest independently owned and operated helicopter emergency medical service company in the U.S., joins the podcast to discuss how the government is stifling growth.
December 4, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Kyle Wingfield of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation discusses Georgia's radical new moves to take health care regulation completely out of federal hands and put it under control of the state where it can do more good for the citizens of Georgia.
December 2, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
David Hyman discusses the fundamental problems with a “transfer” program and how the U.S. might look to senior health programs like that in Singapore.
November 25, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
David Hebert, the CEO of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, discusses a recent Trump executive order looking to expanding the role of nurse practitioners.
November 19, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Jason Pye, Vice President of Legislative Affairs at Freedomworks, talks about the recent moves in the Senate to roll back the Trump administration's health care shift toward free market policies.
November 18, 2019
William Sweetnam discusses how Health Reimbursement Accounts accounts could be a game changer for employer health insurance and the impact they can have in the individual health insurance
November 11, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Naomi Lopez-Bauman, health care scholar with the Goldwater Institute and the Beacon Center, on the battle over Medicaid expansion in Tennessee.
November 5, 2019
By Christina Herrin
Richard Garr, Founder of Access Hope CRO, discusses necessary steps to FDA and health can reforms.
October 28, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Roger D. Klein, M.D., J.D., Adam R. Habig
Three Heartland policy advisors weigh in on a trend reported in the Wall Street Journal that more physicians identify as Democrats than Republicans. Orient, Klein and Habig discuss why this is happening and whether the public needs to be concerned.
October 22, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber, Jane M. Orient, M.D.
As of May 2019, there have been 818 cases of measles in the U.S., eight times more than the entire year in 2016. Government has responded with a number of actions, but Orient believes they are ineffective, and worse, steer the country away from better sol
October 21, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Elaine Parker, President of small business advocate organization Job Creators Network Foundation on the Trump Administration's executive order protecting traditional Medicare.
October 16, 2019
By Christina Herrin
Mike Henson, advocate with No More Excuses, explains his journey after being diagnosed with ALS.
October 15, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
California will now pay telemedicine providers equally to providers in physical settings in its Medicaid program. The move should address the provider shortage for Medi-Cal and deliver health care.
October 8, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Chris Jacobs, Founder of the Juniper Research Group, chats about how the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry could freeze all movement on health care policy, thus stopping the GOP from capitulating and passing "socialism lite" health care reforms.
October 3, 2019
By Sarah Lee, Sally C. Pipes
Sally Pipes, CEO of Pacific Research Institute, talks about winning the recent Intelligence Squared debate where she and Reason Magazine's Nick Gillespie argued against a single-payer health care system.
September 30, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
New U.S. Census data shows there are 2 million more Americans not carrying health insurance. A close look at the numbers shows recent reforms to improve access and lower cost are working.
September 24, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Surveys show out-of-pocket costs for company health plans are taking larger chunks out of paychecks. One reason is health insurance brokers have no incentive to find the best deals.
September 23, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care Policy Advisor Sarah Lee interviews Peter Pitts on his new book, "Common Sense Health Care Policy for Common Sense Americans (and Presidential Candidates)".
September 11, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Evan Blauser of the Wyoming Liberty Group on the state's plan to use Medicaid to fund the exorbitant costs of air ambulance services.
September 9, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
John Goodman, founder of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, discusses the problem of outrageous surprise medical bills and solution that may already in place with the Federal Trade Commission.
September 5, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Dr. Rebekah Bernard MD, a Family Physician in Fort Myers, Florida, and the author of How to Be a Rock Star Doctor, discusses an article she wrote entitled "Here's Why I No Longer Believe Government Health Care Can Work."
September 4, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Medical students have jammed packed course loads to the point where few get any instruction on how to run a small business, which many doctors do when they open a practice.
August 26, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber, Roger D. Klein, M.D., J.D.
Dr. Klein joins the podcast to discuss two issues. One involving a state’s attempt to mandate insurance coverage for Epi-pens. The other is hospitals offering free genetic testing for patients in exchange for giving data to drug companies.
August 21, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
In this episode of Health Care News, two qualified experts of opposing viewpoints debate the Medicare For All issue.
August 20, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee Tamara Drangstveit, CEO of Peak Health Alliance, a new cooperative in Summit County, Colorado, that put the negotiating power of health care costs back into the hands of the consumers.
August 19, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Fred Birnbaum, Vice President of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, speaks on Idaho's scramble to find ways to fund voter-approved Medicaid expansion — even if it means taking funds away from programs intended to help the poor.
August 13, 2019
By Sarah Lee, Roger Stark, M.D.
Roger Stark, a health care policy analyst at Washington state's free-market think tank Washington Policy Center, discusses the waiting we can expect if we were to ever introduce Medicare for All in the U.S.
August 12, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Thirty-one people died in two back to back mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH. People are upset and afraid. There is much finger pointing from guns, to the internet, to ideology. Is something else at fault?
August 7, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Dinesh Thakur joins the show to discuss corruption and the use of falsified data in the Indian generic drug industry.