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Jun 29, 2016

Portland, ME Lawmakers Consider Privatizing Trash Collection

Lawmakers in Portland, Maine are considering legislation that would return trash collection services to private-sector companies.

Jun 29, 2016

Sean Parnell: A Shamelessly Uninsured Self-Pay Patient Saving Thousands on Health Care

Meet two self-pay patients who don't have or want health insurance, don't receive government assistance, and consistently score the best prices on health care money can buy.

Jun 29, 2016

Research & Commentary: Georgia Should Continue to Oppose Medicaid Expansion

Thirty-one states, in addition to the District of Columbia, have chosen to expand their Medicaid programs under Obamacare, and 19 have refused to do so.

Jun 29, 2016

Prescriptions by Digital Eye Exam Banned in South Carolina

Residents of South Carolina will have to visit an eye doctor in person in order to buy eyeglasses or contact lenses in the state, instead of taking advantage of new services offering online eye exa

Jun 29, 2016

Ohio Lawmakers Approve Civil Asset Forfeiture Reforms

The Ohio House of Representatives approved a bill to reform when and how government law enforcement agencies can seize people’s private property.