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Ashley Bateman

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Ashley Bateman writes from Alexandria, Virginia.

Ashley Bateman writes from Alexandria, Virginia.

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November 10, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Currently, the private sector is largely excluded from creating certified apprenticeship programs, which are led by unions and local and state government entities.
November 1, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
"In Louisiana and 29 other states, those who practice law are being denied their First Amendment rights not to speak, not to associate with a group against their will, and not to pay for others’ political advocacy.”
October 31, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
The 23rd annual edition of the Report Card on American Education by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia,
October 30, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Democrat voters are confused about what a single-payer, Medicare for All plan actually means, a new poll shows.
May 1, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Nurse practitioners (NP) in states across the country are asking lawmakers to relax onerous licensing regulations so they can help fill an anticipated shortage of primary care doctors.
May 1, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Lawmakers in Utah rolled out a “partial” Medicaid expansion program April 1 after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) granted approval to enroll people making under $12,500 a year, less than the $17,200 limit voters approved in 2018.
April 26, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
To meet the growing demand for health care in Florida and Washington State, lawmakers have proposed bills that would expand the scope of services the government allows advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNP) and physician assistants (PA) to perform
April 24, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Virginia lawmakers failed to push through a bill to create a Medicaid oversight office after faulty forecasting resulted in a $462.5 million Medicaid shortfall over two years.

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