In 1930, Americans spent $2.8 billion on healthcare—$23 per person and only 3.5% of the GDP. We currently spend $3.5 trillion, which comes to over $10,000 per person and 18% of the US GDP.
It all begins when the bill is drafted by Legislative Council at the request of a lawmaker or committee.
Than than market demand determining the supply, under Certificate of Need laws, clinicians and medical facilities must seek approval from the state before purchasing or expanding services they provide to patients.
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative healthcare model being embraced by patients, providers, employers, and policymakers across the United States.
A large body of research conducted over twenty years shows that private edu- cation choice programs have had an overwhelmingly positive impact on private program participants and public schools. According to 100 rigorous academic studies, here are the specific effects of private school choice.
Per pupil expenditures are high while performance is poor. Teacher compensation is flat while administrative spending is high and growing.
Across the nation, an innovation known as Education Scholarship Accounts (ESA’s) is enjoying strong, bipartisan, legislative, parental and taxpayer support. Why? Because with ESA’s, a basic principle of fairness and freedom is achieved: state-appropriated education dollars follow the child.
This bill (H.3972) creates a statewide, comprehensive, dynamic online course catalog from which all South Carolina students can choose.
Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey and Representative Shannon Erickson have filed legislation (S.523 and H.3681) that, if passed, would create “Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Accounts” (EOESAs) for South Carolina students.
Here’s a principled, practical and proven plan to make that happen.