South Carolina’s Legislative Audit Council (LAC) has voted to conduct a performance audit of South Carolina’s long-standing and anti-competitive healthcare regulations known as Certificate of Need (CON). This decision was in response to a July 16 letter signed by thirteen South Carolina Senators requesting the review.
PPI visiting fellow Dr. Marcelo Hochman coauthored this op-ed in USA Today to discuss healthcare reform and repealing CON laws. Policymakers talk about comprehensive health care reform. They see a broken system and want to fix everything at once. Emergency room workers can relate, but they take a more strategic approach when patients arrive with multiple
Senator Wes Climer, the bill sponsor, has been leading the fight on repealing CON and opened yesterday’s testimony by arguing in no uncertain terms that CON cannot be reformed and must be repealed in its entirety
The bill (S.290) sponsored by Senator Climer and others, which would repeal CON in its entirety, is now on the Senate calendar.
It is urgent that South Carolina addresses this anti-competitive, regulatory “wall” surrounding hospitals and allows the free market to work. As Senator Jackson said during the debate, “we could literally save lives.”
Affordable, Quality Care for Patients These 16 recommendations are drawn from the Palmetto Promise Playbook report. You can view our 2021 policy agenda for other issues by clicking below. Education | Energy | Tax & Budget | Work, Justice, & Quality of Life REGULATORY REFORMS Eliminate Certificates of Need (CON) to
Palmetto Promise joined over 80 free market groups in signing a letter pushing back against the recent Most Favored Nations Executive Order, which will slow medical innovation and threaten American jobs. There are numerous free-market solutions that will lower costs and increase access, but stifling pharmaceutical innovation is not the solution. You can read the letter below and
Palmetto Promise Institute singed onto the below letter calling for 3 major healthcare changes in light of COVID-19: Make it easier for people to access personal, “portable” health insurance” that travels with them from job to job and in and out of the labor market. Make it easier for people to communicate with their medical providers of
Atlas Network highlighted work done by PPI to suspend South Carolina’s Certificate of Need laws at the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak. You can read our initial post about this here. This article originally appeared on Atlas Network’s website. Executive Order No. 2020-11, section 4, which temporarily suspends Certificate of Need requirements for hospital beds in South
In a significant win for healthcare freedom, the American Hospital Association has failed in its legal action against the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) new hospital price transparency rule. The proposed rule—first revealed in August—would require hospitals to report the rates they have negotiated with insurance companies. These “payer-specific” negotiated charges have long