Video: Free to Care

March 17, 2020

Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative healthcare model being embraced by patients, providers, employers, and policymakers across the United States. DPC offers a unique, affordable membership-based approach that enables patients to establish ongoing relationships with their physicians. Unlike 26 other states, South Carolina does not have a law in place protecting DPC by defining

Arcane SC regulations could hinder hospitals’ response amid Coronavirus outbreak

March 16, 2020

UPDATED (March 19th): Governor Henry McMaster has issued an Executive Order specifically directing DHEC to suspend CON regulations for the duration of this public health emergency. (March 17th): DHEC Director Rick Toomey today told the Senate Finance Committee, in response to questions, that there would be flexibility on CON bed limits. Flatten the curve.   You’re probably

Here is what’s being considered to fix SC’s near-worst certificate of need (CON) laws

February 28, 2020

On Thursday, a Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee heard testimony on several bills to either modify or fully repeal South Carolina’s arcane certificate of need laws, or CON. Due to CON’s outdated and prohibitive restrictions on innovation in the healthcare space, PPI has been advocating for full repeal. CON laws require medical providers to obtain special

Lawmakers release plan to reform healthcare in South Carolina

January 21, 2020

ABC Columbia covered the release of the Palmetto Promise Healthcare Freedom Agenda at the South Carolina statehouse alongside doctors and lawmakers from across the state.  By Rochelle Dean View video here.  Columbia, SC (WOLO) — South Carolina lawmakers released their plan to reform the states healthcare system. Under the healthcare freedom agenda, individuals would pay

Major victory for healthcare freedom handed down from North Carolina court

November 22, 2019

Two days ago, a court ruled in favor of Dr. Gajendra Singh and against the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on the issue of Certificate of Need (CON). North Carolina’s HHS had sought to dismiss a constitutional complaint against CON from Dr. Singh, who is being represented by our good friends at the Institute for Justice (IJ).