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 certificate […]
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 permission […]
Revisiting an Important Report: Controlling Alaska’s Health Care Costs
In 2020, Alaska Policy Forum published a report titled “Controlling Health Care Costs in Alaska,” authored by Dr. Benedic Ippolito. The extensive report examined factors impacting Alaska’s high health care costs and suggested […]
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 spending […]
Is Alaska a Good Place to Start a New Business?
By Aubrey Wursten Because startup companies play a major role in driving the economy, discouragement of new business creation has a ripple effect on the rest of Alaska’s market. Startups create most net […]