Dr. Jeff Schoondyke has been on both the patient and provider sides of the medical world. He understands the needs of his patients and the desires of the providers in his practice to meet those needs. What he doesn’t understand is the burden that the certificate of need (CON) process puts on the provider, making... READ MORE
Dr. Dishmon, a cardiologist in the Whitehaven community of Memphis, was denied a certificate of need for an ambulatory surgery center in his community. Over the last 20 years, approximately 1 in 5 healthcare innovations that require CON approval were rejected in the state of Tennessee. As a result, many facilities have never opened their... READ MORE
Certificate of need (CON) laws are a regulatory, administrative, and financial burden on community-centered medical practices like Watauga Orthopedics in East Tennessee. Kim Marden shares Watauga’s story in this video and asks the question—are CON laws really necessary in Tennessee? READ MORE
As Beacon celebrates our 20th year of fighting for Tennesseans’ freedoms, we will be celebrating our heroes all year long. Debra Nutall is one of those heroes. Debra is an entrepreneur who advocated for the right of hair braiders to earn a living without onerous government restrictions. She continues to be an innovator and trailblazer... READ MORE
There’s a monster on the loose, and it’s wreaking havoc on the hard-working families of Tennessee. Its name is UPTI: the Unlimited Property Tax Increase monster. Do your part to vanquish the UPTI monster by visiting CaptheTaxTN.com. READ MORE
Roxanne Glass, a single mother in Memphis, is able to send her daughter Nicole to the school of her choice because of the education savings account program. Roxanne says, “she’s going to be great,” and we couldn’t agree more. To learn more and apply for the ESA program to give your child life-changing educational opportunities,... READ MORE
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