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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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    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    Not only has North Carolina retained its Certificate of Need program long, long after Congress repealed the federal mandate as a hopeless failure (in 1987), but among the remaining CON states, N.C.’s program is one of the most aggressive.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