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Florida Can Curb Doctor Shortage, in Part, by Empowering Nurses

Co-authored by: Logan Pike & Matthew Glans Decades of overregulation of the health-care labor market, an aging population and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act have created a shortage of primary-care doctors nationwide. This isn't a problem that has snuck up on lawmakers. Even before the ACA's passage, many states faced the prospect of a doctor shortage. In 2011, a study published in the Milbank Quarterly found the ACA would create a need for between 4,300 and 7,000 more...

Google’s Omnipresent Tracking Much Harder to Leave than an ISP for Privacy

If you are online, you can’t escape Google’s myriad of ways it tracks you, but you can leave your ISP. A famous 2009 Google Blog post boasted that: “Google is not the Hotel California — you can check out any time you like and you CAN, in fact, leave!” Since Google chose that apt metaphor, and boasted about how easy Google makes it to “check out” your private data and “leave” to a competitor, lets test if you can ever “in fact leave” Google-Eye’s pervasively invasive online...

The Court Cops Out

Like the camel that gets its nose under the tent, once the federal government butts into people’s business it’s very hard to get it out.  But in a per curiam decision in Zubik v. Burwell on May 16, 2016, the Supreme Court may have indicated that even in the age of the nanny state, even Supreme Court Justices can abide only so much. Zubik may be better known to the public as “The Little Sisters of the Poor” case.  There, the high court granted certiorari to review appeals by seven...

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