By Erick Cordero Giorgana, Bethany Marcum and Carmela Warfield The first regular session of the 33rd legislature adjourned on May 17, 2023, with a one-day special session on May 18. Thirty-one bills wereRead More
Policy Brief: Whose “Needs” Do Certificate of Need Laws Serve?
Click here to access the PDF version of the policy brief. Policy Brief: Whose “Needs” Do Certificate of Need Laws Serve? Introduction Alaska is one of 35 states still subject to health care certificateRead More
Testimony: Repeal Certificate of Need
Whose “Needs” Do Certificate of Need Laws Serve?
By Aubrey Wursten Introduction Alaska is one of 35 states still subject to health care certificate of need (CON) laws. These regulations require that certain proposed health care facilities or expansions receive permissionRead More
How to Combat Alaska’s Soaring Health Care Spending
By Aubrey Wursten In a conclusion that has become predictable, a recent study by peer-reviewed journal Health Affairs found that when compared to all states, Alaska once again had the highest health spendingRead More
‘CON Laws’ Limit the Health Care Competition Biden Aims to Deliver
This article was first published in The Hill on July 24, 2021 by Greg George, Director of Legislative Affairs at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Americans have had a shared frustration for decadesRead More