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.

SC Removes Regulatory Obstacles, More Still to be Done

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Blog · April 13, 2020

Note: The regulatory environment during COVID-19 is a quickly developing issue, so we will update this post regularly with new information.  The medical necessities of the COVID-19 pandemic have identified regulations—some perhaps legitimate, many unnecessary—which have been suspended to boost South Carolina’s healthcare capabilities, and respond to the pressing needs of workers, small businesses, and our economy.

8 new coronavirus policy recommendations for South Carolina to consider

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Blog · April 13, 2020

Governor McMaster, along with South Carolina agencies, have been waiving healthcare regulations and red tape during this crisis, but there is more to be done. View our list of South Carolina’s deregulatory moves so far. Here is the short list of new ideas for additional flexibility that could make a real difference. This situation is

Cutting red tape: 11 South Carolina deregulatory moves during Coronavirus crisis

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Blog · April 13, 2020

The medical necessities of the COVID-19 pandemic have identified regulations—some perhaps legitimate, many unnecessary—which have been suspended to boost South Carolina’s healthcare capabilities, and respond to the pressing needs of workers, small businesses, and our economy. Many actions have been by Executive Order of the Governor. Others have come directly from state agencies adapting to

Direct Primary Care: “Innovating Backwards”

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Fast Facts · April 28, 2017

What is Direct Primary Care? According to Dr. Jerome Aya-ay, a family-medicine physician with offices in Greenville, Spartanburg and Columbia, Direct Primary Care (DPC) is very simple: “It is a relationship between a patient and their physician.” For a flat, monthly fee (often called membership dues), patients receive preventative and diagnostic medical care. Unlike some

Unwinding the Worst of Obamacare: Why Congress Must Rescind ACA’s Massive Medicaid Expansion

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January 19, 2017

Executive Summary Given the focus on the disastrous launch of the Obamacare insurance Exchanges in 2013, many people don’t know that most of Obamacare’s coverage gains have come not through those Exchanges, but through a new expansion of Medicaid to able-bodied, working-age adults. Medicaid was originally intended to provide important safety net coverage to vulnerable