Vittorio Nastasi is a policy analyst at Reason Foundation.
Nastasi works on healthcare regulation, occupational licensing, and environmental policy issues at Reason Foundation.
His work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Orange County Register, Palm Beach Post, and Tallahassee Democrat, among others.
Prior to joining Reason, Nastasi worked with the James Madison Institute and the DeVoe L. Moore Center focusing on land-use regulation, occupational licensing, and criminal justice reform.
Nastasi graduated from Florida State University with bachelors degrees in Economics and Political Science.
He is based in Tallahassee, Florida.
Free Trade, Not Tariffs, Is How to Reduce the Medical Equipment Shortages Hurting the COVID-19 Response
The COVID-19 response effort is hurt by shortages of essential health care resources like ventilators, hand sanitizer, and personal protective equipment.
Immigration Rules Block Thousands of Qualified Doctors and Nurses From Helping the US Fight COVID-19
“There are upwards of 15,000 qualified overseas nurses who have passed background checks and US licensure and English language proficiency tests but cannot get their visas processed.”
A market-based approach would treat all users equally and result in prices that are more accurately determined by supply and demand.
Once the coronavirus pandemic passes, lawmakers should permanently eliminate many of the unnecessary regulations they've temporarily suspended.
To Fight COVID-19, Governments Smartly Remove Bureaucratic Health Care Regulations, Unnecessary Licensing Restrictions
These restrictive, unnecessary policies aren’t just a problem during pandemics, they limit access to health care every day.
As the population continues to grow and age, the demand for health care services is expected to outpace the supply of physicians.
Florida could need as many as 4,671 additional primary care physicians by 2030 to meet the demands of its growing population.
Florida’s economy depends on its environmental resources, but a shocking number of sewage spills over the last decade are contributing to toxic algae blooms across the state.
Florida allows students to transfer from their assigned school to any public school with available capacity.