This is a critical time for Health Care News.
The Heartland Institute suspended publication of the paper in March because of budget considerations. Fortunately, the Goodman Institute for Public Policy has agreed to partner with Heartland to ensure the newspaper’s survival going forward.
This new partnership could not have come at a better time. Polls consistently show that health care is the number one issue with American voters. So, the need to inform candidates and the public about health care policy choices in this election year has never been greater. HCN is ideally positioned to do that.
The newspaper goes out to more than 8,000 people every month, reaching every state officeholder in the country, and every member of Congress. Independent marketing surveys show HCN has a big impact on state legislators. More than 50 percent of state legislators say they always or sometimes read Health Care News. More than one-third say the newspaper has influenced their opinion on a health care issue or caused them to change their position on a vote.
As candidates throughout the country prepare for the election this fall, each and every one of them will need reliable information about health care policy alternatives.
The Goodman Institute is generally credited as the source of the idea of health savings accounts, along with other innovative ideas. It brings an important national perspective to HCN at a time when the health care policy space has already been nationalized. Our two organizations look forward to working together to continue to bring sound policy news to the nation’s lawmakers, policymakers, and opinion leaders.
John Goodman, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) is founder of The Goodman Institute for Public Policy and co-publisher of Health Care News with The Heartland Institute.