As states respond to the need for increased hospital bed capacity due to COVID-19, governors and legislatures in 22 states have waived certificate-of-need (CON) requirements – streamlining the process for hospitals to add bed capacity. These waivers have focused attention on decades-old CON laws and their utility in a changing health care landscape. The National […]
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About Deb Fournier
Deb Fournier joined NASHP in December 2019 as a project director of NASHP’s Center for Health System Costs. Previously, she served as Medicaid director in New Hampshire in Gov. Chris Sununu’s administration, as a policy analyst with the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, and as a senior policy analyst for National and Federal Affairs in the Office of Medicaid for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She has a JD from Northeastern University School of Law and a BA in history from Whitman College. She is admitted to practice of law in Massachusetts.