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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Ohio Makes Emergency Telehealth Rules Permanent

Under the new statute, public and private insurance companies are required to reimburse for telemedicine services offered by providers including psychologists, therapists, audiologists, physical therapists, dietitians, and optometrists, effective March 23.

States Sue Biden, Becerra After Restoring Title X Funding to Abortion Providers

“The Final Rule, in abandoning the 2019 Rule’s financial- and physical-separation requirements, did not consider or adopt alternatives to prevent Title X funds from subsidizing abortion," states the complaint.

Michigan Considers Controversial Screening of Infants for Rare Disease

Michigan is the latest state to consider mandating a test for newborns that could lead to unnecessary and high-risk treatment. In November, Michigan state Rep. Samantha Steckloff (D-Farmington Hills) introduced a bill that...

Religious Exemptions from Vaccine Mandates Contested in Courts

“There have been substantial denials by various state institutions, even very detailed and well-supported exemption requests."

Children Face Deadly Health Threat This Fall, Not COVID-19, but RSV

This year, on July 10, health agencies confirmed nearly 2,000 cases of the virus, 200 times higher than the previous year, and that may be an underestimate due to summer testing protocols.

Lawmakers Demand Answers on State Nursing Home Deaths

Investigations continue at the state level with new questions on how accountable governors can be once they leave office.

New Medicare Benefits Raise Solvency Red Flags

"If the fund runs out of money, taxes will have to go up, reimbursements to hospitals will be cut and/or delayed, and it will hurt the bottom line of hospitals.”

Inflation Jumps, Drug Prices Fall

Prescription drug prices fell 1.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in large part to increased competition from generic drugs. In essence, prescription drug prices are what where were four years ago.

Biden Punts on Nursing Home Death Investigation

“The DOJ decision looks to this unbiased observer like a purely political decision by the current administration to protect prominent members of its own party."

Red-State Children Got Double the Classroom Time During Pandemic

It soon became clear to The 74,  that closures in various states were falling along party lines.

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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