• John Locke Update

    Medicaid expansion and public choice

    posted February 6, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    The prospect of expanding Medicaid in North Carolina was back in the news recently due to the General Assembly’s return to Raleigh and a newly agreed-upon deal between legislators…
  • John Locke Update

    Employer Health Care Plans and Reference-Based Pricing

    posted January 21, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    The cost of employer health care is an important topic in the broader health care debate.  Unlike other countries, about half of our citizens get their health insurance through…
  • 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…
  • John Locke Update

    A Victory for Health Care Freedom

    posted November 26, 2019 by Jon Guze
    Just before Thanksgiving, Wake County Superior Court Judge Gregory P. McGuire filed an order denying the state’s motion to dismiss in Singh v. DHHS, a case in which a Forsyth County…
  • John Locke Update

    Indiana and the Fight to Lower Health Care Costs

    posted October 24, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    We know the lack of price transparency in health care is a significant problem. Health care isn’t purchased like any other product. In most cases, patients outsource consumer power to…
  • John Locke Update

    Evaluating the State of Hospitals in North Carolina

    posted October 1, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    From now until 2027, health care spending projections show that the yearly average increase of overall health expenditures will increase by about 5.5 percent. That is not a welcome…
  • John Locke Update

    Do Hospital Consolidations Lower Prices?

    posted September 10, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    There are several prominent players in the health care delivery process. There are patients, physicians, insurers, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and pharmacy benefit managers, to name a few. Interestingly, when asked…
  • John Locke Update

    Reforming North Carolina’s Certificate-of-Need Laws

    posted April 12, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander recently requested input from health policy scholars on ways to lower the cost of health care in the United States. Some of the most well-respected experts…
  • John Locke Update

    The Battle Over North Carolina’s State Health Plan

    posted March 11, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Members of the North Carolina General Assembly will face tough decisions on important health care legislation in the current session. Many bills have already been introduced. For example, there have…

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