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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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.

Children Should Not be Forced to Wear Masks, Study Concludes

After 3 minutes, the children with the masks exceeded this standard by a factor of 6 and the youngest children had the highest levels. One 7-year-old participant’s Co2 level measured 25,000 ppm.

Opioids Bought Better Ratings for Hospitals

Hospitals in Medicare’s pay-for-performance reimbursement system appear to have juiced ratings by overprescribing opioid pain medication.

Democrats Aim to Bring Back Obamacare Mandate

As the nation awaits the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June on the future of Obamacare, Democrats at the state and federal level are gearing up to bring back the hotly debated mandate, the tax penalty on people who fail to buy health insurance.

Children, Teens Paid Psychological Price for School Closures

“The disruption of children’s education and socialization will haunt us for years to come in terms of earning potential and mental health.”

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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