Dear South Carolina, Please stay home! I am a small-town family doctor who owns his own practice. I don’t have a hospital administrator to muzzle me and I don’t work for the government. Take what I say for what it’s worth, which may not be that much, but I’ll be honest with you. I’m a
Since the outbreak of novel coronavirus COVID-19, the most urgent public conversations have focused on healthcare preparedness—the availability of beds (particularly in ICU), equipment (especially respirators), and healthcare professionals (physicians and nurses). That’s why much of the executive action at both at the federal and state level has focused on increasing capacity and easing restrictions
When a crisis comes, often the best thing government can do is get out of the way. That is certainly true for healthcare. Whether arcane Certificate of Need regulations or restrictions on doctors practicing across state lines, the coronavirus crisis has been a wakeup call to the regulatory state, leading to questioning whether these restrictions
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