Jason Hart is a software engineer, a lifelong Ohioan, and a freelance, free market health & labor policy analyst.

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My research and reporting on Ohio Senate Bill 5 in 2010-’11 resulted in an offer from a nonprofit to get paid for work I’d been doing as a hobby, so I took a leap. I ran the Ohio office of Media Trackers from 2012-’14. I continued covering state and national health & labor policy with the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity until mid-2016, when I decided to get back into software development.

The two issues I’ve spent the most time on are Medicaid expansion and workplace freedom. See the sidebar for highlights, or visit the Research page for more details.

I’ve had the privilege of doing freelance work for The Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Foundation for Government Accountability, Heartland Institute, Center for Union Facts, and 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, but nothing you read on this site should be presumed to reflect the opinions of any of my employers from any point on the space-time continuum.