Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Certificate of Need Reform in Florida

February 8, 2016

Florida is one of 36 states that limits the ability of health care providers to expand their businesses through an approval process known as certificate of need (CON).

Research & Commentary: Colorado’s Hospital Provider Tax and TABOR Collide

February 8, 2016

Funding Medicaid programs has proven to be an increasingly difficult task for many states.

Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Earthquakes

February 5, 2016

While Oklahoma has a long history of seismicity, the state has seen a significant increase in earthquakes since 2013

Research & Commentary: School Choice in Mississippi

February 4, 2016

Empower Mississippi, a non-profit advocacy organization whose mission is to improve educational choice in Mississippi, released the results of a

Research & Commentary: Arizona Convention of States

February 4, 2016

Arizona is considering a proposed multiple-amendment application for an Article V convention. The application has already been passed in four other states.

Research & Commentary: Oregon Cap-and-Trade Proposals and Renewable Power Mandates

February 2, 2016

Legislators in Oregon are now proposing a new carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program. The legislature rejected a proposed cap-and-trade plan in 2015.

Research & Commentary: Louisiana Medicaid Expansion Bypasses Legislature

January 27, 2016

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to expand Medicaid to cover individuals making up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.

Research & Commentary: Virginia Certificate of Public Need Reform

January 27, 2016

Market competition in the health care industry improves services and provides consumers with additional and potentially life-saving options, yet the State of Virginia is hindering competition by im