Policy Documents

Certificates Of Need: A Bad Idea Whose Time Has Passed

Peter Doherty –
November 1, 2001

In this policy analysis, the author asserts that federal interventions into the market have proved disastrous, and the government's increased spending on programs has not been a boon. He writes that,   

In the past 20 years, many of us have battled to moderate or eliminate the most egregious of these programs and the artificial controls they place on free markets, but despite our successes, vestiges of the past remain.