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Folwell’s fight against hospitals extends to CON challenge at N.C. Supreme Court

The latest chapter in N.C. State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s feud with state hospitals involves a new friend-of-the-court brief at the state Supreme Court. Folwell supports a New Bern eye surgeon’s challenge of state certificate-of-need restrictions.

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New Bern eye surgeon urges N.C. Supreme Court to address certificate-of-need dispute

An eye surgeon in New Bern is asking the N.C. Supreme Court to take up his challenge against the state’s certificate-of-need law. He argues CON restrictions violate his state constitutional rights. Dr. Jay Singleton’s latest appeal follows the N.C. Court of Appeals’ unanimous June 21 decision dismissing his case. The John Locke Foundation, which oversees...

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State Appeals Court will not rehear case challenging certificate-of-need restrictions

The N.C. Court of Appeals has denied a New Bern eye surgeon’s request to reconsider his challenge against state certificate-of-need restrictions. The court rejected the request without comment Friday. A unanimous three-judge Appeals Court panel dismissed Dr. Jay Singleton’s lawsuit on June 21.

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State Appeals Court tosses out lawsuit challenging N.C. certificate-of-need restrictions

A unanimous N.C. Court of Appeals panel has dismissed a New Bern eye surgeon’s challenge against the state’s certificate-of-need restrictions. Yet Judge John Tyson’s written opinion highlighted problems associated with the state's CON process.

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N.C. Senate passes Medicaid expansion 44-2

Expanding Medicaid in North Carolina passed a hurdle Wednesday afternoon as the N.C. Senate voted 44 to 2 to pass H.B. 149 Expanding Access to Healthcare. “What we are going to do is monumental,” said Sen. Mike Woodard, D-Durham. In addition to Medicaid expansion, the bill contains the partial repeal of some Certificate of Need or CON laws and the SAVE Act.

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Appeal urges N.C. Supreme Court to clarify legal challenges to government rulings

A new appeal to the N.C. Supreme Court could have an impact on North Carolinians’ ability to challenge government agency decisions. Without action from the state’s highest court, plaintiffs predict significant challenges for people fighting bad government rulings.

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New Bern eye doctor reignites fight against CON law

A New Bern-based eye surgeon continues his campaign against North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions. A newly filed brief at the N.C. Court of Appeals aims to help keep that campaign alive. “The State wants this case to be about whether the legislature could have thought it was rational to adopt the CON Law over 40 years...

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