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Hadley Heath Manning

Hadley Heath Manning

Hadley Heath Manning is the director of health policy and a senior policy analyst at the Independent Women's Forum specializing in health care, entitlements, economics, and fiscal policy. Hadley appears frequently in radio and TV outlets across the country, including CNBC's The Kudlow Report, Fox Business' Stossel Show, Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto, and PBS's To the Contrary among others. Her work has been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, POLITICO, Roll Call, Real Clear Policy, the Tampa Tribune, National Review Online, Daily Caller and She also manages IWF's health policy projects, including and She regularly represents IWF in coalition meetings, conferences and speaking engagements in D.C. and across the U.S. Hadley graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar with a bachelor's degree in economics and journalism. Follow her on Twitter at @HadleyHeath.

Articles From Hadley

Hidden Cost of ‘Under 26’ Obamacare Mandate: Every worker loses $1,200

  Kids are expensive – even when those kids are 26. One of the most popular features of ObamaCare was the so-called “dependent-care mandate,” the rule requiring insurers to cover adult children up to age 26.  This was supposed to be a modest change to help cover more people inexpensively. Yet, a new working paper […]

OPINION: Medicare is officially over the hill — and way over budget

Medicare is officially over the hill as well as way over budget. Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare, the program that provides health insurance for seniors, into law. While most conservative seniors might not like to admit it, Medicare is socialized medicine. It is a single-payer program for people over 65, […]

OPINION: For the love of all that’s good, don’t see ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Now that the novel is debuting as a movie, I beseech you: Do not go see it.

OPINION: If possible, avoid borrowing for college

Even though borrowing for the sake of college is often called “good debt,” because it’s viewed as an investment in human capital, we still ought to apply one of the most fundamental financial principles to paying for college: Avoid debt if you can.

How to take the free-market message to young, unmarried voters

A list of tips — just from personal experience — to improve political communications with young, unmarried voters.

What will really happen when Hobby Lobby wins

Women will finally have their answer Monday:  The Supreme Court is set to rule in the case brought by Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., and Congestoga Wood Specialties Corp. against ObamaCare’s contraception mandate.

Paycheck Fairness Act: Not good for paychecks or fairness

This week the Senate is considering the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to expand “remedies” to sex-based wage discrimination.

Women’s History Month – A Dose of Perspective

March – Women’s History Month – is mostly observed by honoring trailblazing women who helped overcome challenges, triumph against sexism, and make our country what it is today.  Feminists sometimes use the occasion to highlight how women have yet to achieve economic parity with men, but we should be careful to keep the right perspective when evaluating the status of women in the modern U.S.

Thanks Obamacare: Unhappy 26th birthday to me

Today is my birthday, and according to ObamaCare, it’s a banner year: I’m no longer an ‘adult child!’ While I’ve been buying my own insurance for several years now (until it got canceled), this 26th birthday gives me some insight into what my peers experience as they navigate the world after they reach that magic age of 26.

The Shriver Report: Right on the problem of poverty, but wrong on solutions

Today, millions of Americans live near or below the poverty line. That’s the focus of The Shriver Report’s latest edition, named “A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink,” which urges more government intervention to help low-income families. But that’s not the answer.

One fewer viewpoint on ‘The View’ is a loss for civil political debate

It’s sad, but no surprise, to see Elisabeth Hasselbeck leave ABC’s “The View” for a new gig as cohost of “Fox and Friends.” And it’s also a loss for people of all political beliefs.