certificate of need

Hospitals block much-needed birth centers in the South

BY: - August 15, 2023

When Katie Chubb announced in 2021 she was planning to open a freestanding birth center in Augusta, Georgia, it seemed like everybody in town was excited about it. She met with local physicians and nurses who said they would welcome her Augusta Birth Center as a provider of midwifery services for low-risk pregnancies. Hundreds of […]

Kentucky health care providers defend certificate of need

BY: - July 17, 2023

FRANKFORT — Several of Kentucky’s major health care providers made the case that the state’s certificate of need process should remain, for the most part, as it is, before a task force charged with examining the issue on Monday.  The Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities, Kentucky Home Care Association, hospice services and the Kentucky […]

Kochs’ ‘dark money’ group pushing to repeal Kentucky’s certificate of need health care law

BY: - July 17, 2023

A libertarian-leaning national conservative group known for its connections to the Koch brothers and its “dark money” network is weighing in on the certificate of need debate expected to heat up in Kentucky as some seek to repeal or reform the decades-long program.  The Koch brothers, David and Charles, controlled Koch Industries, an energy conglomerate […]