James Madison Institute

Protecting Florida’s Cities Through Pension Reform

Randall G. Holcombe
January 1, 2011

State and local governments throughout the United States are facing fiscal problems because of underfunded pension liabilities.

Florida Retirement System Reform: Why Now?

Randall Holcombe
April 1, 2014

Proposals to reform the Florida Retirement System (FRS) for government employees have created a lively debate regarding what types of reforms would be desirable and whether the system needs reform

A Cost-Effective Bridge to Florida’s Energy Future

September 1, 2009

Heartland Senior Fellow James M.

Who Owns the Ticket that You Just Bought?

Andrew Langer
March 13, 2013

When you buy a ticket to a Bruce Springsteen concert or Miami Heat game, you can do with it what you choose.

Workable Solutions for Florida’s Challenging Insurance Problems

January 17, 2012

The ways that Floridians purchase coverage to protect their property and insure their vehicles has, increasingly, placed a significant drag on the state’s economy.

Reforming Florida's Medicaid Program With Consumer Choice and Competition

Michael Bond
February 1, 2005

In this Backgrounder, the author makes the case that Florida’s Medicaid Program is in serious trouble.

Certificates of Need: A Primer On A Program That Needs To Go

Peter Doherty
October 1, 2001

In this article about Certificates of Need in Florida, author Peter Doherty writes;

Certificates of Need: A Bad Idea Whose Time Has Passed

Peter Doherty
December 1, 2001

Author Peter Doherty examines and compare rising health care costs in the 1960's and 1970's to failed programs that still exist in some states to present day while citing the need for reform thereb

Myths About The Prescription Drug Industry

Merrill Matthews, Jr.
June 1, 2003

"For several years the pharmaceutical industry has been under attack by those who are using the industry for political purposes.  Some attack the pharmaceutical industry with the g

Health Care Welcomes An Old Friend: The Free Market

Curtis Leonard
April 1, 2003

In summary, author Curtis Leonard talks about the health care crisis this nation is currently facing with increasing numbers of the uninsured and the double digit cost of insurance rates growing ra

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