While a new report highlights Mississippi's jailing of mentally ill people, the practice is common nationwide.
Government should not penalize investment, thwart competition, discourage innovation and work, or obstruct production.
"It was learning by doing," says one ambulance driver. "Most things that happen here are done by volunteers, not government officials."
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Another example of the infuriating cronyism behind CON regulations, which won't apply to a well-established hospital in Charleston that's looking to move.
And to everyone else, too.
The state's certificate of need laws are currently blocking an estimated $1 billion in potential health care investment.
A Wisconsin judge treats health care workers like serfs, legally tied to the workplace they'd like to leave.
Unvaccinated Americans over age 50 are 44 times more likely to be hospitalized than triple-vaccinated folks.
In much the same way that zoning laws are wielded by NIMBYs to block new development, Certificate-of-Need laws can be used to impose costly delays on building new medical facilities.
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States like Alabama that give government regulators control over the number of hospital beds tend to have less of them. That's bad even when there isn't a pandemic.
No, we don’t need someone to “take command of the national supply chain for essential equipment, medications, and protective gear.”
During COVID-19, many states have rolled back their “certificate of need” laws. Now is the time to abolish them.
The media's fawning interviews obscure the New York governor's record.
The government granted a temporary waiver allowing drone-based deliveries of medical supplies in North Carolina. That shouldn't end when the pandemic does.
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The state can have all the capacity it needs and still get things badly wrong.
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Certificate of need laws are on the books in 36 states, but they mostly serve as a way for hospitals to limit competition and keep prices high. State lawmakers should be dismantling them.
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Despite concerns about efficacy and side effects, courts are slow to act on behalf of patients who don’t want the treatment.
They should scrap other Certificate of Need laws too.
Restricting a cancer treatment to only hospitals will harm patients.
A judge has granted Payton Summons' parents a restraining order against the hospital.
Rules and regulations intended to reform health care are driving private practices out of business by overconfident design.
Hospital describes her services as "invaluable."
Virginia's Certificate of Public Need laws drive up costs and limit access to care, but there's little political will for widespread reform or repeal.
With deportations on the rise, hundreds of houses of worship are joining the resistance.