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Feds pressure states to kill certificate of need programs

September 24, 2008 Feds pressure states to kill certificate of need programs Laura Newman -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission are pressuring state governments to repeal Certificate of Need laws that have lingered as a way to control healthcare costs by regulating health facility establishment, expansion, and purchase of capital equipment, such as MRI technology and CT scanners. In a joint statement to the Illinois Task Force on Health Planning released Sept. 12, the two agencies argue that CON laws are anticompetitive, favor incumbents, and undercut consumer choice. Earlier this year, the DOJ and FTC underscored their position in statements to Alaska and Florida and in discussions with Georgia.

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