The Senate’s budget proposal plans to phase out North Carolina’s Certificate of Need (CON) law by 2025, but repeal is nowhere to be found in the recent release of the House’s version. It is now a point of contention.

My latest post explains how full repeal can help Medicare patients, eye surgeons, and taxpayers:

CON limits lower-cost health care options for patients electing cataract surgery. This is because the law not only caps the number of stand-alone ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) that offer this service for patients across the state, it also blocks ophthalmologists from performing cataract surgery in their offices.

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