Health Care

Hospitals in North Carolina Could Face More Competition Thanks to Newly Proposed Bill

Would make it easier for doctors to open same-day surgery centers


Hospitals could face significantly more competition for routine surgeries under a bill that proponents say could save N.C. patients and taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

N.C. House Bill 177, sponsored by three Republicans, would make it easier for physicians to open same-day surgery centers, offices that typically charge far less than hospitals for outpatient procedures.

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