NEW: State Agency to Audit South Carolina’s Certificate of Need (CON) Program

Healthcare
Blog · July 27, 2021

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.    

Op-Ed: After COVID – 3 things that states can do now to fix health care

Healthcare
Blog · June 14, 2021

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

A Healthcare Freedom Agenda for 2021

Healthcare
Blog · January 8, 2021

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 joins Free-Market Groups in letter opposing Most Favored Nations Executive Order

Healthcare
Blog · August 12, 2020

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

LETTER: Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis and Building a Stronger Health Sector for the Future

Healthcare
Blog · June 25, 2020

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

PALMETTO PROMISE INSTITUTE HELPS ROLL BACK CERTIFICATE OF NEED REQUIREMENTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Healthcare
Blog · June 25, 2020

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

Hospitals lose lawsuit against Trump Administration price transparency rules

Healthcare
Blog · June 25, 2020

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