With lawmakers expected to begin reviewing North Carolina’s Certificate of Need (CON) program, Civitas will be releasing a five-part series of articles explaining the failure of this centrally-planned healthcare scheme. The articles examine why CON has failed to control costs, increase access, or improve healthcare. Through analysis, the series finds that one of the few things CON protects are the special interests of incumbent healthcare providers at the expense of doctors, consumers, and the free market. While Civitas encourages lawmakers to consider fully repealing the program, the concluding article in the series also examines several practical reforms the state can take to correct some glaring flaws in the current system.
- Certificate of Need Protects Providers, Not People
- Certificate of Need: Does It Actually Control Healthcare Costs?
- Certificate of Need: The Cost of the Process
- Certificate Of Need: Access Denied
- Certifiable Improvement