certificate of need law

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    Certificate of Need: A Bad Law Leads to Bad Behavior

    People with a medical need for mobile PET scanners are harmed while health care companies wage high-stakes battles in state courts over state agency decisions regarding a law that 15 states and the federal government have already ditched for making health care more costly and less accessible to citizens.
    Jon Sanders, July 8, 2021
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    John Locke Foundation Files Friend-of-the-Court Brief In Case Challenging North Carolina’s Certificate-of-Need Law

    New Bern eye surgeon’s suit says law blocks him from providing lower-cost service RALEIGH — The John Locke Foundation has filed an amicus brief in Singleton v. NC DHHS, the lawsuit filed against the State of North Carolina by New Bern eye surgeon Dr. Jay Singleton. The brief…
    Donna Martinez, June 1, 2021
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    State’s CON Law Forces 2 Hospitals Into Ridiculous Fight Over Beds & Operating Rooms

    North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law is an outdated law that dates back to the 1970s. It’s a failed economic policy from the feds that turns economics on its head when it comes to the supply of health and medical care. Locke’s Brian Balfour wrote about CON in North Carolina for…
    Donna Martinez, May 19, 2021
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    JLF’s Mitch Kokai Comments on Coronavirus Mitigation Efforts for the Daily Tar Heel

    This week, Brent Van Vliet of the Daily Tar Heel wrote an article about the government’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Specifically, the article mentions the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act.” Van Vliet explains: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act focuses on providing paid sick leave and free testing for…
    Brenee Goforth, March 23, 2020
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    R Street Institute Shares CJ Story about CON Laws

    This week, the R Street Institute published an article on the small regulatory reforms states could make to help their citizens during the Coronavirus outbreak. States like Colorado, Massachusetts, and Washington have taken steps to reduce regulatory burdens so that medical professionals in other states “can be licensed… as quickly…
    Brenee Goforth, March 19, 2020
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    COVID-19: What’s Been Done, What More The State Should Do

    The John Locke Foundation’s research team is putting out a package of policy recommendations focused on the Coronavirus this week. The schedule of policy briefs is as follows: Monday: (1) Health Care and (2) the State Budget Tuesday: (3) K-12 Education…
    Brenee Goforth, March 17, 2020
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    N.C. Is Waiving CON Laws On Hospital Beds Due To Coronavirus

    North Carolina has decided to waive Certificate-of-Need (CON) restrictions on hospital beds in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak explains: The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Thursday, March 12, temporarily lifted a regulation requiring hospitals to get state permission to add beds. The rule said…
    Brenee Goforth, March 16, 2020
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    The Finances of Coronavirus

    The Coronavirus is a serious public health issue, but it is also a serious financial affair. As more states declare a “state of emergency” and the governments flood their treasuries with emergency mitigation funds, this has quickly become a multibillion-dollar affair. JLF’s Joe Coletti broke down some of the numbers…
    Brenee Goforth, March 13, 2020