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Edmund Haislmaier is a Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation, and a member of the board of directors of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Among other articles for Heritage, in 2010, he authored “Obamacare: Impact on States,” and “Medicaid Meltdown: Dropping Medicaid Could Save States $1 Trillion.”
Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council
Haislmaier was also listed as a Health Care Task Force “Advisor” in the 1993 American Legislative Exchange Council’s “Keeping the Promise: Making Health Care Accessible and Affordable for All Americans -- A Comprehensive Health Care Plan,” manual.
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Related SourceWatch articles
- Edmund Haislmaier, Heritage Foundation, Heritage.org, Accessed July 5, 2011.
- Blasé, Brian and Haislmaier, Edmund. “Obamacare: Impact on States”, Heritage.org, Accessed July 5, 2011.
- Smith, Dennis and Haislmaier, Edmund. “Medicaid Meltdown: Dropping Medicaid Could Save States $1 Trillion”, HeritageFoundation.org, Accessed July 5, 2011.
- Hering, Molly M. and Brunelli, Samuel M. “Keeping the Promise: Making Health Care Accessible and Affordable for All Americans, Legacy.library.ucsf.edu, Jan. 1993, Accessed July 5, 2011.
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