• John Locke Update

    N.C. Needs Graduate Medical Education Reform

    posted March 8, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    Health care experts are calling for more transparency in how tax dollars are being spent on physician residency programs. North Carolina ranks 5th in the nation in the amount…
  • John Locke Update

    Lawmakers Should Empower Nurse Practitioners

    posted February 15, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    North Carolina doesn’t have a doctor shortage. Doctors just aren’t choosing to practice medicine in sparsely populated towns. “The real problem is maldistribution,” says Dr. Erin Fraher, Director of…
  • Research Report

    The Case Against CON: A law that prevents health care innovation

    posted June 2, 2015 by Katherine Restrepo
    What the healthcare industry needs is a strong dose of disruptive innovation — relaxing regulations that will increase provider competition, force downward pressure on costs, and enhance patient choice. CON ultimately picks who gets to compete within the health care sector. Reforming the law will by no means untangle the complexities of health care, but state lawmakers should capitalize on an opportunity to make one of the most highly regulated industries a little less heavy on the red tape and a little more patient friendly.

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