A doctor who died 12 years ago is having an influence on healthcare debates all across the country.
Some 200 bills relating to certificate-of-need laws have been introduced in state legislatures this year. According to Kara Hinkley with the National Conference of State Legislatures, the trend is toward limiting CON by repealing pieces or including moratoriums on CON requirements.
Despite this opposition to the CON process, a new study concluded that certificate of need has done what it set out to do: Control healthcare costs.
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