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.
From barbers to athletic trainers to auctioneers, nearly one-quarter of workers in the US require a license to work.
The negative impacts of the law requiring companies to reclassify most independent contractors as employees are being amplified by the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 Prompts States to Suspend Regulations That Have Limited Expansion of Health Care Facilities
Permanently repealing certificate of need laws is one way to proactively prepare our health care system for future emergencies.
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.