• John Locke Update

    Lowering Health Care Spending Through Competitive Bidding

    posted February 18, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    It’s no secret that Americans pay more for health care than any other industrialized country in the world. In 2017, health care spending reached $3.5 trillion or roughly $10,739…
  • 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

    Direct Primary Care: Saving Doctors From Physician Burnout

    posted November 1, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    “Physician happiness is inversely proportional to the amount of bureaucratic drag on their lives,” says Dr. Doug Farrago. Farrago, a “recovering” hospital-employed physician, was one of many speakers to address…

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