Dr. Robert Brown: CON laws leave patients fewer options

Healthcare
Blog · April 18, 2022

“Repeal of the current South Carolina CON laws will establish fair competition which will lead to more choices and access to care, greater value, and higher quality care.” “CON laws were designed to provide oversight and prevent wasteful duplication of services. However, there has been severe overshoot of those goals resulting in suppression in new

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

Healthcare
Blog · July 28, 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