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August 4, 2020
Is There a Second Wave? (Guest: Edwin Haas) Podcast
Is the second wave of COVID-19 as bad as the media says? Edwin Haas joins the show to discuss this question.
Health Care
July 16, 2020
How the FDA May be Prolonging the Pandemic (Guest: Meryl Nass, M.D.) Podcast
Is the FDA prolonging the COVID-19 pandemic? Meryl Nass, M.D. talks about how this is the case with the blocking of hydroxychloroquine.
Health Care
July 14, 2020
COVID-19 and Patient Rights (Guest: Kris Held, M.D.) Podcast
As COVID-19 continues to surge across the population, many Americans are finding they lack the right to try medicines that could potentially save their lives.

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Health Care
August 4, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
Is the second wave of COVID-19 as bad as the media says? Edwin Haas joins the show to discuss this question.
July 16, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
Is the FDA prolonging the COVID-19 pandemic? Meryl Nass, M.D. talks about how this is the case with the blocking of hydroxychloroquine.
July 14, 2020
By Christina Herrin
As COVID-19 continues to surge across the population, many Americans are finding they lack the right to try medicines that could potentially save their lives.
July 7, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
Rich or poor, nearly 60 percent of care in nursing homes is paid by taxpayers under Medicaid. This has led to mismanaged care and a plethora of coronavirus cases.
June 30, 2020
By Christina Herrin
Mike Henson, ALS patient and advocate, joins the show to discuss why the way ALS patients are treated is a medical travesty.
June 23, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
Using artificial intelligence and public data, COVEX 2020 predicts COVID-19 infection rates will climb 8.22 percent in Chicago on June 23 based on recent street protests.
June 22, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted why we need to relax restrictions on health care professionals.
June 19, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
Many Americas are opposed to a government takeover of health care, but the country could be headed in that direction with expanded Medicaid.
June 3, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
The Medwand has the potential to bring in-person quality visits to telemedicine. The developer of the device joins to talk about why this is so important.
May 28, 2020
By Christina Herrin
How will COVID-19 change the course of humanity? Ryan Nabil joins the show to discuss this question.
May 26, 2020
By E. Calvin Beisner
Many radical environmentalists have called humans a cancer on the earth and have publicly longed for something to wipe humanity out.
May 21, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber, Twila Brase
States and some policy experts are considering plans to spend millions of dollars to trace contacts of people testing positive for the coronavirus.
May 19, 2020
By Justin Haskins
Joe Biden’s proposal to reform America’s health care system would be a complete disaster. Stopping Socialism Editor-in-Chief and FoxNews.com columnist Justin Haskins explains why in this episode of “15 Minutes of Freedom.”
May 12, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
Kidney failure is the ninth leading cause of death and the biggest cost driver in Medicare. One doctor explains how this can be solved.
May 11, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett, Kevin Dayaratna
The results of epidemiological models projecting coronavirus infection and mortality rates depend upon the assumptions built into them. Learn how the models work.
May 8, 2020
By Justin Haskins, Isaac Orr, Jim Lakely
Heartland Vice President Jim Lakely and Executive Editor Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr of the Center of the American Experiment for episode 241 of the In The Tank Podcast.
May 7, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
In an effort to help consumers get back on their feet after the massive pandemic shutdown, Congress now wants to pay for employer health insurance under COBRA for people who lost their jobs.
May 5, 2020
By Christina Herrin
Dr. Chris Peters, surgeon and business owner from Iowa City, describes how COVID-19 is affecting his business.
April 30, 2020
By Christina Herrin, Edward Hudgins
COVID-19 has led many Americans to realize there are fundamental flaws with our health care system. Christina Herrin and Ed Hudgins break down these issues.
April 14, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
The price of birth control pills has soared 108 percent since full coverage of the drug was mandated under the Affordable Care Act. Singer explains why making medicines over the counter will lower prices.
April 13, 2020
By Twila Brase, AnneMarie Schieber
In the interest of controlling the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., the federal government has taken steps to remove barriers to private medical records.
March 30, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber, Chad Savage
Recently, President Trump mentioned two drugs that are showing promise as treatments for treating coronavirus. We break into what this means.
March 26, 2020
By Roger D. Klein, M.D., J.D., AnneMarie Schieber
Roger Klein describes how testing, if it rolled out quickly, could have possibly avoided the heavy-handed approach the nation is taking to mitigate coronavirus.
March 20, 2020
By Jane M. Orient, M.D., AnneMarie Schieber
COVID-19 is a mysterious threat with no end in sight. It is shutting down economies. It the response warranted? Was it necessary?
March 16, 2020
By Sarah Lee
David Mitchell was diagnosed with uncurable cancer. The drugs keeping David alive are exorbitantly expensive. David joins the show to highlight how he’s trying to lower prices.
March 12, 2020
By Andy Singer, Christopher Talgo
Coronavirus panic has struck the US and action is now being taken. Are our civil liberties at risk?
March 9, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
Herrick discusses a recent article he wrote with John Goodman of The Goodman Institute describing how Obamacare failed to fix pre-existing conditions and created problems where perhaps few existed before enactment.
February 27, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
Virtual visits to the doctor’s office is a technology that hasn’t taken off. Dr. Samant Virk joins the show to explain its advantages.
February 26, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber, Grace-Marie Turner
Congress enacted Obamacare in 2010 with many promises: it would insure the uninsured and assure people who are sick that they wouldn’t be locked out of insurance markets. Turner discusses how the ACA has failed to reach these goals.
February 25, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
Deane Waldman, M.D. discusses his cure for the ailing health care system in the U.S. Waldman says we need to remove control of the health care system from the federal government and back to the states.
February 18, 2020
By Sarah Lee, Sally C. Pipes
The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Sally Pipes on her new book, "False Premise, False Promise: The Disastrous Reality of Medicare for All."
February 12, 2020
By Sarah Lee
Wayne Whinegarden of the Pacific Research Institute talks about California Governor Gavin Newsom including a plan for the state to create its own generic prescription label in an attempt to lower the cost of drugs.
February 10, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
Medicaid has ballooned into a $600 billion a year program, a 12-fold increase over the last 30 years. To discuss this outrageous program, Galen Institute and Heritage Foundation scholar Brian Blase rejoins to podcast.
February 4, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber, Jane M. Orient, M.D.
Should Americans be ducking for cover from the coronavirus? Dr. Jane Orient says the public needs to be cautious because there are too many unknowns.
January 23, 2020
By Christina Herrin, Jeff Stier
Director of Free to Choose Medicine Christina Herrin discusses with Heartland Policy Advisor Jeff Stier policy solutions to lower prescription drug prices without harming innovation, patent reform, and much more.
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.