Civitas Review

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    CON Exemption for Bellhaven Hospital Moves to House: Why Is This Necessary?

    Posted in Civitas Review, Economics, Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    A bill that would exempt "legacy" medical care facilities from acquiring a Certificate of Need to operate has cleared the Senate and is heading to the House. An amendment to clarify the definition is credited with exempting the hospital in Belhaven.    Some additional background via the Statesville News & Record Health care company Vidant […]

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    Senate Budget Plan Would Repeal CON Laws

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    Among several differences between the House and Senate budget proposals is the Senate's inclusion of an elimination of North Carolina's Certificate of Need (CON) laws. Matt Caulder at Capitol Connection has a nice summary of the story here. CON laws, which have been in place since 1978, require health care facilities to obtain certificates recognizing […]

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    Lowering Energy Bills and Increasing Health Care Competition: 2 Good Bills

    Posted in Civitas Review, Environment & Energy, Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    Most of you are probably familiar with the Civitas Institute's Bad Bill of the Week series. Fortunately, this week also saw the focus turn to two good bills that would help lower utility bills and increase choice and competition in medical care. HB 681 would cap and repeal the state's mandate forcing utilities to generate […]

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    The Unseen Victims of NC's CON Laws – Part 2

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Part 2 of the Civitas Institute's look at how North Carolina's Certificate of Need Laws is standing in the way of a much-needed assisted living facility in Beaufort County is now up . In this video, Dr. William C. Padgett discusses the multiple benefits an appropriate assisting living facility would bring to his community. These benefits are […]

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