Certificate of Need Laws STILL Restricting Expansion of Access to Care
CON (Certificate of Need) laws still are enforced in states across the land. Dr. Hal Scherz caused a stir with his commentary in the Georgia Health News as he exposed the folly of requiring a state certificate to build new health care facilities.
The CON is on and Dr. Scherz explores the problem on our next Doctor’s Lounge Radio Show.
Read his Commentary –
In his recent State of the Union address, President Trump pointed out that although progress is being made on a variety of health care issues, health care costs are just too expensive for the average American.
One reason is this: Hospitals are the most expensive delivery point in the health care system, and ironically, an increasing amount of medical care is being directed there. Complicating this issue is that no one can be sure how much a hospital will charge.
Two patients can receive identical services and leave the hospital with vastly different bills. Furthermore, because of bizarre payments by insurance companies, care in the hospital can cost five to 10 times more than care by the same doctor in an outpatient setting not owned by the hospital.
Due to high deductibles and co-pays, patients now…
Read the commentary in Georgia Health News HERE