Fast Facts: South Carolina’s Anti-Competitive Certificate of Need (CON) Laws

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Fast Facts · May 11, 2021

Download this report.  Since 1971, South Carolina has been among the states that have restricted supply of healthcare services through Certificate of Need, or CON, laws. Rather than market demand determining the supply, under CON laws, clinicians and medical facilities must seek approval from the state before purchasing or expanding services they provide to patients.

A Healthcare Freedom Agenda for 2021

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

A path forward for healthcare equity

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Blog · June 20, 2020

Following the murder of George Floyd, the issue of race in American culture has reached a new boiling point in civic and political life. In response, the Charleston County Medical Society (CCMS) under the leadership of its President, Dr. Marcelo Hochman, took stock of its history and issued a restatement of its beliefs about race