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Medicare for All is a Poor Prescription for What Ails Health Care

Greg R. Lawson July 11, 2018

Guaranteeing high quality health care at a cost that does not break the piggy bank is one of the great challenges confronting policymakers today. Everyone wants access to the best possible health care at the best possible prices. Obamacare was supposed to help. It did not. Now, an even more harmful idea is making the rounds among many politicians, Medicare for All.

Janus decision protects workers who dissent from union

Robert Alt July 01, 2018

Buckeye’s Robert Alt writes in The Columbus Dispatch, “Public-sector workers won the long-overdue right to be respected, irrespective of their individual decisions regarding union membership. And, in a nation founded upon the consent of the governed, the standard of consent adopted by the Supreme Court in Janus finally gives our hardworking public servants the voice and choice they have always deserved.”

Non-union, public-sector employees will be free from tyranny after Janus decision

Robert Alt June 28, 2018

The Buckeye Institute’s Robert Alt writes in The Hill saying, “More responsive unions funded by members who affirmatively consent and an abiding respect for First Amendment rights are principles that all Americans can applaud regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum. We are a nation founded upon the principle of the consent of the governed.”

States must hold Trump to his word on working with them to solve ObamaCare

Rea S. Hederman Jr. June 15, 2018

On the very day he was inaugurated, President Trump issued his first executive order directing all federal agencies to cooperate with and “provide greater flexibility to States” as they looked for ways to stop the premium pains of Obamacare. So far, 500 days later, that order has yet to be followed, writes Buckeye's Rea S. Hederman Jr. in The Hill.

It is Time to Call Foul on Special Interest Giveaways

Quinn Beeson May 04, 2018

First Ohio legislators proposed increasing the handouts for the entertainment industry through the special interest motion picture tax credit. Now, they’re proposing giving away more money for large sporting events. Any guess as to who would be footing that bill? That’s right, you, Ohio taxpayers.

Using Health Care Waivers to Reform a Broken System

Rea S. Hederman Jr. April 20, 2018

Actions by the federal government have taken health care out of the hands of state officials and centralized it in Washington. The result: families are paying ever higher health insurance premiums for coverage they often do not want or need. This means less money to pay other bills, college tuition, or even buy food.

Bills would benefit women, minorities

Quinn Beeson April 13, 2018

In The Columbus Dispatch, Buckeye’s Quinn Beeson highlights the importance of occupational licensing reform to women who want to join the cosmetology profession. “In Ohio, an EMT who makes life and death decisions receives less training than a cosmetologist in whose hands you place your hair. This is ridiculous and illustrates why Ohio needs to expand opportunities for women and minorities and remove barriers to employment.”

Burdensome Occupational Licensing Requirements is Causing a Real Problem for Women

Lisa A. Gates April 11, 2018

Proponents of occupational licensing often claim that the reason we need licensing is to protect citizens – both their health and safety. And protecting people is of paramount importance. But what if public health and safety aren’t at risk? Or what if licensing requirements in one profession are completely out of line with a profession where workers are entrusted with peoples’ actual lives?

Ohio Should Avoid Following Michigan’s Bad Energy Policy

Quinn Beeson April 04, 2018

Several states, including our neighbor Michigan, have recently proposed increasing their respective renewable energy mandates, which will end up costing consumers more money on their electric bills and slow renewable energy innovation in their states. In Ohio we have a chance to avoid these problems, help consumers save money on their energy bills, and encourage investors who have innovative ideas for renewable energy.

Ending Burdensome Regulations is a Promise Ohio Leaders Should Make Today

Greg R. Lawson April 03, 2018

Every Ohioan deserves the opportunity to build a better life for themselves and their family, and few things have a greater impact on that than a growing economy. However, too often, Ohio creates permission-slip policies that make it harder—and sometimes impossible—for Ohioans to pursue their careers and put food on the table for their families. Such policies must end.