Ashley Bateman

Ashley Bateman is a policy reform writer for The Heartland Institute and contributor to The Federalist as well as a blog writer for Ascension Press. Her work has been featured in The Washington Times, The Daily Caller, The New York Post, The American Thinker and numerous other publications. She previously worked as an adjunct scholar for The Lexington Institute and as editor, writer and photographer for The Warner Weekly, a publication for the American military community in Bamberg, Germany. Ashley earned a BA in literature from the College of William and Mary.
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Colleges Demand Students Get Flu Shots

Public and private colleges and universities across the United States are now requiring their students to get flu shots, despite the fact that seasonal influenza rates remain low

Flu Nearly Nonexistent as Season Starts

The fear of a so-called wintertime “twin-demic” of flu and COVID-19 overwhelming hospitals is looking less and less likely, as flu rates so far are significantly below those of recent years.

Michigan Orders Restaurants, Bars to Collect Patrons’ Names

Many Michigan restaurants have decided to shut down their dining areas in response to the new order.

Tyson Joins Growing List of Companies to Open Employee Health Clinics

"The pandemic was an opportunity to double down on a new approach to health care."

Lockdowns Didn’t Keep People Home, Good Sense Did

Though most governors are now crediting restrictive lockdowns for curbing coronavirus numbers, good sense and personal choice are the real drivers behind limited social movement, one study found.

Petition Asks High Court to Get Medicaid Enrollees Back to Work

In its filing, the Department of Justice said the lower court’s decision “reflects a fundamental misreading of the statutory text and context.”

Health Care Professionals Allowed to Cross State Lines to Practice

Patient demand created by the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed legislators to pass laws recognizing the professional licenses of out of state health care professionals.

First to Reopen, Georgia Keeps COVID Numbers at Bay

The Peach State had conducted more than half a million tests and determined 31 new cases, a new low comparable to cases reported in February.

New Data Shows Pandemic Lockdown Put Children at Risk

“The concern is that the morbidity and mortality of isolation will start to eclipse the morbidity and mortality of coronavirus in this population.”

Let States Protect Medicaid for the Neediest, Trump Administration Says

“We shouldn’t have to tell someone with a disability to get on a waitlist for services because we’re diverting precious resources to cover someone who potentially doesn’t qualify.”

Ashley Bateman

Ashley Bateman is a policy reform writer for The Heartland Institute and contributor to The Federalist as well as a blog writer for Ascension Press. Her work has been featured in The Washington Times, The Daily Caller, The New York Post, The American Thinker and numerous other publications. She previously worked as an adjunct scholar for The Lexington Institute and as editor, writer and photographer for The Warner Weekly, a publication for the American military community in Bamberg, Germany. Ashley earned a BA in literature from the College of William and Mary.

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Colleges Demand Students Get Flu Shots

Public and private colleges and universities across the United States are now requiring their students to get flu shots, despite the fact that seasonal influenza rates remain low

Flu Nearly Nonexistent as Season Starts

The fear of a so-called wintertime “twin-demic” of flu and COVID-19 overwhelming hospitals is looking less and less likely, as flu rates so far are significantly below those of recent years.

Michigan Orders Restaurants, Bars to Collect Patrons’ Names

Many Michigan restaurants have decided to shut down their dining areas in response to the new order.

Tyson Joins Growing List of Companies to Open Employee Health Clinics

"The pandemic was an opportunity to double down on a new approach to health care."

Lockdowns Didn’t Keep People Home, Good Sense Did

Though most governors are now crediting restrictive lockdowns for curbing coronavirus numbers, good sense and personal choice are the real drivers behind limited social movement, one study found.

Petition Asks High Court to Get Medicaid Enrollees Back to Work

In its filing, the Department of Justice said the lower court’s decision “reflects a fundamental misreading of the statutory text and context.”

Health Care Professionals Allowed to Cross State Lines to Practice

Patient demand created by the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed legislators to pass laws recognizing the professional licenses of out of state health care professionals.

First to Reopen, Georgia Keeps COVID Numbers at Bay

The Peach State had conducted more than half a million tests and determined 31 new cases, a new low comparable to cases reported in February.

New Data Shows Pandemic Lockdown Put Children at Risk

“The concern is that the morbidity and mortality of isolation will start to eclipse the morbidity and mortality of coronavirus in this population.”

Let States Protect Medicaid for the Neediest, Trump Administration Says

“We shouldn’t have to tell someone with a disability to get on a waitlist for services because we’re diverting precious resources to cover someone who potentially doesn’t qualify.”