• VIDEO: Hospitals Advocate Urges N.C. to Keep Certificate-of-Need Law

    RALEIGH — A top lobbyist for the N.C. Hospital Association defends North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions, calling them necessary protections for hospitals and health care providers forced to deal with many other government-mandated rules and regulations. Cody Hand, NCHA vice president and deputy general counsel, offered his defense of CON during a speech Monday to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.

  • JLF’s Jon Sanders calls for repeal of N.C.’s certificate-of-need law

    Jon Sanders, John Locke Foundation director of regulatory studies, explains why North Carolina should repeal its certificate-of-need law for medical facilities, services, and equipment. Sanders offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio (Program No. 548).

  • Friday Interview: N.C. Certificate-Of-Need Law Examined

    RALEIGH — As health care delivery dominates much of our political debate, a North Carolina legislative panel is examining a little-known law that has a major impact on the services available in North Carolina. Roy Cordato, John Locke Foundation vice president for research and resident scholar, discussed the state’s Certificate of Need law with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio.

  • Certificate-of-Need Law Hampers Breast Cancer Hospital

    RALEIGH — The certificate-of-need law makes it impossible for medical providers to build new facilities, expand existing facilities, buy new major medical equipment, or offer new services without first obtaining a “determination of need” from the Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Friday Interview: Certificate-of-Need Law

    RALEIGH — Welcome to Carolina Journal Online’s Friday Interview. Today the John Locke Foundation’s Donna Martinez discusses North Carolina's certificate-of-need law with John Locke Vice President for Research Dr. Roy Cordato. The interview aired on Carolina Journal Radio (click here to find the station near you).

  • Competition needed in health care

    Planning is essential in a capital-intensive field such as health care. But it shouldn’t be centralized in a state agency and coupled with the power to shove people around.