• John Locke Update

    Bipartisan Support for Health Care Reforms Signals Progress

    posted March 20, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    “What specifics steps can Congress take to lower health care costs, incentivize care that improves patient health and outcomes of patients, and increase the ability for patients to access information…
  • John Locke Update

    Evaluating N.C.’s Proposed Small Business Health Care Act

    posted February 21, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    The newly elected members of the North Carolina General Assembly have hit the ground running in the legislative session. As such, a significant piece of health care legislation was introduced…
  • John Locke Update

    The Case Against Medicaid Expansion

    posted January 24, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Expanding Medicaid is a temporary, albeit insufficient, fix for the problems of high costs in the health care system. As a state, we should reject a program that has long…
  • John Locke Update

    What Does the N.C. Constitution Say About Cronyism?

    posted December 13, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Nothing in the U.S. Constitution implies a hierarchy among rights. Nevertheless, the federal courts have insisted on relegating economic rights to second-class status. By means of this piece of judicial…
  • John Locke Update

    Fighting North Carolina’s CON

    posted September 6, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    Is it legal for the state to block a private citizen’s entry into a market? A lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s Certificate of Need laws (CON) is attempting to…
  • John Locke Update

    Mergers Can Reduce Prices. Not So Much In Health Care

    posted February 6, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    The number of mega-deal hospital merger and acquisitions hit an all-time high last year, and one of those multi-billion dollar transactions features the proposed partnership between UNC Health Care and Carolinas…
  • John Locke Update

    CON Reform: Keeping an Eye on the Prize

    posted May 25, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    North Carolina’s Certificate of Need (CON) law 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…
  • John Locke Update

    North Carolina Senate Budget Forces Certificate Of Need Debate

    posted May 11, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    The North Carolina Senate has just released its $22.9 billion budget plan for fiscal years 2017-2019. The Senate proposed spending $5.2 billion of that total on all Health and Human Services…
  • Research Report

    A Ranking Of Freedom In North Carolina

    posted February 17, 2017
    The mission of the John Locke Foundation is to make North Carolina “First In Freedom” among the 50 states. These are not just words; our mission is clear and measurable.
  • John Locke Update

    Myths And Facts About Certificate-Of-Need Laws

    posted October 12, 2016 by Katherine Restrepo
    Certificate of Need (CON) laws require your doctor or hospital to request and receive a government permission slip before offering you new technology, better facilities, or more treatment options. CON…

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