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The Proper Role of the FDA in the 21st Century

Joseph V. Gulfo, Jason Briggeman, and Ethan C. Roberts
February 2, 2016

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Certificate-of-Need Laws: Implications for West Virginia

Thomas Stratmann, Mohamad Elbarasse
June 2, 2015

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Entry Regulation and Rural Health Care: Certificate-of-Need Laws, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, and Community Hospitals

Thomas Stratmann and Christopher Koopman
February 18, 2016

Certificate-of-need (CON) laws in 36 states and the District of Columbia restrict competition in healthcare facilities markets by requiring healthcare providers to obtain permission befo

Certificate-of-Need Laws: Implications for Florida

Thomas Stratmann
March 31, 2015

The Mercatus Center's comprehensive study of certificate of need (CON) laws breaks down their harmful effects by state. This analysis explains their findings for Florida.

Are Certificate-of-Need Laws Barriers to Entry? How They Affect Access to MRI, CT, and PET Scans

Thomas Stratmann, Matthew C. Baker
January 12, 2016

Many states require providers to seek government approval for new facilities.

Certificate-of-Need Laws: Implications for South Carolina- Before the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control

Christopher Koopman, Thomas Stratmann, Mohamad Elbarasse
June 12, 2015

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Are Certificate-of-Need Laws Barriers to Entry? How They Affect Access to MRI, CT, and PET Scans

Thomas Stratmann and Matthew C. Baker
January 12, 2016

Certificate of need (CON) laws in 21 states restrict acquisition of imaging equipment, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and positron emission tomography (PET) s

Downgrading the Affordable Care Act: Unattractive Health Insurance and Lower Enrollment

Brian Blase
November 19, 2015

This study, written by Mercatus Center at George Mason University senior research fellow Brian Blase, examines why Affordable Care Act health insurance plan enrollment projections were so different

Tax and Expenditure Limits for Long-Run Fiscal Stability

Emily Washington and Frederic Sautet
October 1, 2009

In the private sector, the profit and loss mechanism signals firms to adjust their production and costs quickly to changes in demand and revenue.

Community Broadband, Community Benefits? An Economic Analysis Of Local Government Broadband Initiatives

June 1, 2014

This essay, written by Mercatus Center at George Mason University scholar Brian Deignan, examines the real-world economic impact of government-owned Internet initiatives on communities’ economies a

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