• John Locke Update

    “Need”? Health Consumers Don’t Need So Much Time Wasted, Money Spent on CON Shenanigans

    posted July 8, 2021 by Jon Sanders
    In 2018, the state Division of Health Service Regulation determined that the people of North Carolina "needed" one — and only one — new mobile PET scanner. Three years and a fight in the courts later, we still don't even have that, but we do have a record of the bad behavior inspired by this "Soviet-style" central planning. This episode illustrates why North Carolina should join the 15 states that have already repealed their CON laws.
  • John Locke Update

    NC’s stranglehold on access to medical care should end

    posted February 23, 2021 by Brian Balfour
    North Carolina's archaic certificate-of-need laws leave the state with significant deficits in psychiatric hospitals and substance abuse facilities — and higher prices. North Carolina should join the 15 other states that eliminated certificate-of-need laws.
  • John Locke Update

    Health care deregulation should be permanent

    posted April 16, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    The North Carolina’s response to coronavirus continues as the state remains under a stay-at-home order. No one knows how long the stay-at-home orders will stay in effect or how long…
  • John Locke Update

    North Carolina’s COVID-19 Response: Regulation and Red Tape

    posted March 18, 2020 by Jon Sanders
    As North Carolina faces societal upheaval from the novel coronavirus COVID-19, we’re given the comforting reminder that “We’re all in this together.” And we are: epidemiologists, government officials, business leaders,…
  • John Locke Update

    North Carolina’s COVID-19 Response: Health Care

    posted March 16, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    As America grapples with the COVID-19 virus, state governments are acting quickly to mitigate the spread in their state. Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency last week,…
  • John Locke Update

    More Twists and Turns in the CON Law Case

    posted January 14, 2020 by Jon Guze
    As regular readers probably know, in July of 2018, a Winston-Salem surgeon named Gajendra Singh filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of North Carolina’s Certificate of Need (CON) law. In…

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