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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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    About North Carolina’s far-reaching CON program

    Not only has North Carolina retained its Certificate of Need program long, long after Congress repealed the federal mandate as a hopeless failure (in 1987), but among the remaining CON states, N.C.’s program is one of the most aggressive. The chart below is from a February 2015 study of North…
    Jon Sanders, March 18, 2015
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    Son of CON: Certificate of Public Advantage

    North Carolina is one of but two states to have Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA) agreements in health care provision. I discuss COPA in my newsletter today; here are snippets: Under the theory behind COPA, excessive costs keep health care services out of rural areas, while antitrust laws prevent…
    Jon Sanders, May 13, 2014