Higher health care costs, poorer access to care, and less innovation are among the casualties of North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law. A John Locke Foundation panel discussion at the state Legislative Building explained why.

Moderated by host Tom Campbell of “N.C. Spin,” the panel featured Sen. Ralph Hise, R-Mitchell; Chris Koopman, research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University; Katherine Restrepo, JLF health and human services policy analyst; and Dr. John Hicks, orthopedic spine surgeon at Blue Ridge Bone and Joint.