AFP Foundation’s Certificate of Need work featured at top policy conference

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“Permission to Care,” a multi-state investigation of Certificate of Need laws produced by Americans for Prosperity Foundation, is getting noticed by academics and policy experts, alike.

Earlier this month, the report’s co-author, Thomas Kimbrell, presented findings from the investigation at a conference co-hosted by The Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation at West Virginia University and the Pacific Legal Foundation.

Kimbrell and co-author Kevin Schmidt analyzed Certificate of Need application data in seven states – Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The researchers revealed that CON laws have denied billions in health care investment across those states in recent years.

Learn more about CON laws and their harmful impact.