Jesse Hathaway

Jesse Hathaway is a policy advisor for budget and tax issues at The Heartland Institute.

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Lawmakers in Michigan Unable to Stop Lockdowns

Governor Whitmer vetoed a bill on the last day of the legislative session that would have given lawmakers some authority over unelected health departments.

Medicaid Accountability Not Doomed, Says CMS Head Verma

“Abandoning the proposed rule abandons a potential restraint on Medicaid spending growth, at a time when federal debt and deficits have soared to unsustainable levels.”

Florida Pharmacies Struggling to Serve Customers, Advocacy Group Says

Sixty-one percent of community drug stores polled in Florida said they would turn away Medicaid customers seeking prescription refills because of inadequate reimbursement.

New Rule Addresses RX Price Gaming in Government Programs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) enacted a rule allowing more flexibility for state governments to create value-based drug purchasing agreements with pharmaceutical companies.

Lawmakers Hold the Line on COBRA Subsidies

Government economic relief packages actively encourage business owners to fire employees, says Casey Mulligan, an economics professor at the University of Chicago and a former Council of Economic Advisers chief economist.

Ohio Lawmakers May Limit Governor’s Emergency Health Powers

“Nobody ever envisioned such an epic abuse of power that we’ve had, hence the necessity of this legislation to rein in and prevent that abuse of power from happening again,"

FDA Obstacles in Early COVID Testing Cost Lives, Study Finds

An analysis by Columbia University epidemiologists finds more than 36,000 Americans died unnecessarily because government regulators reacted too slowly to the building coronavirus global pandemic in March and April 2020.

Pandemic Opens Door for Pro-Patient Reforms

Now that the threat from the pandemic has diminished, lawmakers should use this opportunity to access what health care policies work and which ones stand in the way of patient care

CARES Act Encourages Retirement Savings, but ‘Stretch IRAs’ Get Snapped by New Rules

With the federal tax deadline having been moved to July 15 under the CARES Act, taxpayers have more time to reduce their tax liability and save more money for retirement. Those who have...

FDA Fast Tracks Lab Results by Allowing Remote Work for Pathologists

Before the document’s publication, FDA regulators had not approved remote viewing, requiring pathologists to be physically present while working at clinical laboratories and hospitals.

Jesse Hathaway

Jesse Hathaway is a policy advisor for budget and tax issues at The Heartland Institute.

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