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Americans for Prosperity Foundation Investigation Reveals True Cost of North Carolina’s Certificate of Need Law

Arlington, Va. – Today, Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF) released a report revealing how North Carolina’s certificate of need (CON) law harms patients and deters billions of dollars in health care investment in the state. North Carolina is one of 35 states with CON laws, which require health care providers to gain approval from the…

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation Investigation Reveals True Cost of West Virginia’s Certificate of Need Law

Arlington, Va. – Today, Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF) released a report revealing how West Virginia’s certificate-of-need (CON) law harms patients and deters millions of dollars in health care investment in the state. West Virginia is one of 35 states with CON laws, which require health care providers to gain approval from the government before adding or…

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation Investigation Reveals True Cost of West Virginia’s Certificate of Need Law

Arlington, Va. – Today, Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF) released a report revealing how West Virginia’s certificate-of-need (CON) law harms patients and deters millions of dollars in health care investment in the state. West Virginia is one of 35 states with CON laws, which require health care providers to gain approval from the government before adding or…

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Certificate-of-need laws make South Carolina one of the worst states for having babies

A recent report ranks South Carolina as the third worst state to have a baby. The Palmetto State ranks: 40th for infant mortality rate 45th for the number of midwives and OB-GYNs per capita 28th for cost of hospital Caesarean delivery 25th for cost of hospital conventional delivery charges A key driver of the problem…

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New emails undermine official reason for cancelling key oil and gas lease

When White House national climate advisor Gina McCarthy accidentally emailed a reporter that a key oil and gas lease sale in Alaska’s Cook Inlet was “cancelled,” officials at the Department of the Interior scrambled for an explanation amid surging gas prices and rampant inflation. They cited “lack of industry interest” to justify the cancellation, but…

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Tiwari v. Friedlander asks: Is depriving patients of medical services rational?

Commonplace in the market for medical services, certificate-of-need  laws prohibit medical providers from practicing or expanding unless they can demonstrate not only “need” for their proposed services but also survive a bureaucratic gauntlet that can take years, cost thousands of dollars, and allow competitors — existing and potential — to challenge the application. The result…

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AFP Submits FOIA to Investigate the Food and Drug Administration’s Failures in Baby Formula Crisis

Arlington, Va. – The non-partisan grassroots group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) this week submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request probing the federal government’s role in causing and exacerbating the national baby formula shortage. A mountain of evidence already indicates the overbearing federal regulatory regime – including draconian FDA labeling requirements and tariffs on competing products…

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303 Creative LLC v. Elenis asks whether artists can be compelled to speak

Public accommodations laws help ensure a free and open economy. Traditionally, these laws have been applied to, well, public accommodations, such as hotels, or “what the old common law promised to any member of the public wanting a meal at the inn, that accepting the usual terms of service, they will not be turned away…

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New Report Analyzes Civil Asset Forfeiture Data in Kansas

Today, Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF), a national nonprofit that educates Americans about the benefits of a free and open society, released a report on civil asset forfeiture activities in Kansas. Kansas’ civil asset forfeiture laws allow law enforcement to seize and keep people’s money and property if law enforcement suspects it is connected to criminal…

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