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repealing CON and opened yesterday’s testimony by arguing in no uncertain terms that CON cannot be reformed and must be repealed in its entirety
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.
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
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