CON laws

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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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    NC stops telling hospitals they have to ask permission to add more beds, temporarily

    Make no mistake: the state government has no business telling hospitals how many beds they think they need. Why do they do it? Because of Certificate of Need (CON) laws.
    Jon Sanders, 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
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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