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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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    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