certificate of need law

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    JLF’s Jordan Roberts Featured in Forbes Article on CON Laws

    JLF’s Jordan Roberts has made a national publication again, this time quoted in a Forbes article by Patrick Gleason. The piece focused on Certificate of Need (CON) laws across the country. Gleason cites CON reform as a way to lower health care costs: One of the first steps state lawmakers…
    Brenee Goforth, November 26, 2019
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    JLF’s Jon Guze Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Winston-Salem Doctor

    https://lockerroom.johnlocke.org/app/uploads/2019/10/GuzeonCONLaws-1.mp4   This week, the John Locke Foundation’s Director of Legal Studies, Jon Guze, submitted an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief on behalf of Dr. Gajendra Singh, a Winston-Salem surgeon who is suing the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) over its Certificate of Need…
    Brenee Goforth, October 2, 2019
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    Local Doctor Sues the State over “Arcane” CON Laws

    This week, the Winston-Salem Journal published a piece on Dr. Gajendra Singh, a surgeon providing low-cost screenings and health care services. According to the story: [Singh is] suing the state over arcane rules that basically allow it to control the marketplace through a monopoly rather than patients/consumers and old-fashioned competition.
    Brenee Goforth, August 13, 2019
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    Certificate-Of-Need Law Strikes Again

    From the Raleigh News & Observer comes another example of how a state requirement called “Certificate of Need” limits competition and access to care. WakeMed’s $60 million plan to expand its Cary hospital could stall or never happen if crosstown rival UNC Rex Healthcare has its way. Rex contends…
    Donna Martinez, December 7, 2017
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    MyFox8 WGHP Talks With Katherine Restrepo About NC’s Regulation of Medical Services

    It’s called Certificate of Need law. North Carolina is one of the states that hasn’t yet repealed the antiquated requirement for a government permission slip before a hospital or doctor group can expand facilities or services. Bob Buckley of WGHP My Fox 8 sat down with our Katherine…
    Donna Martinez, September 19, 2017
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    Two NC Hospitals Want To Offer Special Cancer Treatment. Not So Fast, Says the State.

    JLF’s Katherine Restrepo has written extensively about North Carolina’s Certificate of Need law, which forces hospitals and doctor groups to apply for and receive a state government permission slip before adding new services and/or equipment such as surgical beds, MRI machines, etc. The state has wrongly determined that government…
    Donna Martinez, September 19, 2017