Category Archives: Regulation

Incentivizing charity care can play big role in expanding healthcare access for underserved

Health care is expensive. The demand for treatment exceeds the number of doctors and nurses providing care.  By helping to increase the supply of health care providers, particularly in areas that are currently underserved, policymakers can expand access to citizens …

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The Buckeye Institute’s policy ideas incorporated into new healthcare access bills

 The proposed legislation would cut red tape for volunteer and mobile medical care in Ohio. The Buckeye Institute’s longtime advocacy of expanding healthcare access and charity care–especially in low-income and underserved areas of Ohio–has found expression in two bills introduced …

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White House chief economist supports reduced licensing

By Alan J. Beam The Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors testified February 2 on occupational licensing before a United States Senate Subcommittee.  The White House’s chief economist Jason Furman noted, “The share of the U.S. workforce covered …

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Why Ohio and other states should win legal fight against Clean Power Plan, despite recent setback

By Joe Nichols The fight against federal carbon dioxide regulations (the “Clean Power Plan”) was dealt a blow on Thursday (January 22) when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to halt implementation while the Court determines the legality of …

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The Hair Salon ‘Manager’s License’ hurts taxpayers and cosmetologists

Finance Guy Luke Hanks, president of Salon Schools Group, asked Ohio legislators this week to preserve the state’s ridiculous hair salon “manager’s license” requiring 300 hours of training — a requirement from which his schools profit. Something Hanks didn’t tell …

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The Buckeye Institute testifies on eliminating unnecessary salon “manager’s license.”

“Ohio law requires a cosmetologist to have 10 times the training of EMTs. The case for licensing reform doesn’t get much clearer.” Greg Lawson, statehouse liaison at The Buckeye Institute, gave that testimony today before the Ohio Senate’s Government Oversight …

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New report: Expanding Access to Healthcare in Ohio

Three ways deregulation can make a big difference The Buckeye Institute released a report today advocating three ways to increase access to affordable healthcare in Ohio, especially in low-income and underserved areas. The Ohio Legislature could enact The Buckeye Institute’s …

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