Outside of a global pandemic, there’s a lot of general frustration with how our healthcare system works. It’s not surprising that the pressures of the pandemic put incredible stress on an already fraught system. So, what did we do in response to that pressure? Did we learn anything from that pressure that we can take into making our healthcare system function better moving forward? 

Our guest on the podcast today, Courtney Joslin, a resident fellow at R Streetcame on the show to talk about what we learned from COVID-19 about providing better healthcare in a crisis and beyond. Dr. Jennifer Thompson spoke to her about what different states and the federal government changed in response to COVID-19, vaccine passports, and where we go from here. 

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Courtney’s work at R Street  

Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government – Robert Higgs 

You can follow Courtney and keep up with her work on Twitter 

About our guest:

Courtney Joslin leads R Street’s birth control disintermediation research and telehealth initiatives. 

Most recently, Courtney was the policy analyst for the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University, where she focused on occupational licensing, prison reform and other state policy issues, working with legislators and scholars. Prior to this, she was an MA fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. 

Courtney has written for a number of outlets, including PoliticoThe Huffington Post and Orange County Register, and regularly testifies before state legislative bodies. She also authored a chapter in the book, Knowledge and Incentives in Policy: Using Public Choice and Market Process Theory to Analyze Public Policy Issues (2018). 

She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in economics at George Mason University.