Commentary: Georgia’s CON system is fair and beneficial for patients
The state’s certificate-of-need (CON) system is under perhaps more legislative pressure than ever before. This set of health care industry regulations has inspired two bills that would fundamentally overhaul the system in Georgia. Last week GHN published a Commentary that supports that revamp. In a new Commentary, Dr. Lamar... Read more
Eliminating CON laws would put profits ahead of patients
There are many good reasons why Georgia, like most other states in this country, has rejected decades of efforts by cream-skimming profit-seekers to repeal certificate-of-need laws. CON laws strike a balance between improving access to care, recognizing that a “free-market” system won’t work because hospitals must legally and ethically... Read more
Extension of hospital provider fee advancing swiftly through House
In a normal year for health care legislation, House Bill 321 would have attracted a ton of attention at the state Capitol. But with bills to provide a Medicaid waiver and to reform the state’s health care regulatory structure already drawing an intense spotlight, legislation to extend the hospital... Read more
Commentary: Scrapping CON rules would benefit Georgia patients
The Georgia General Assembly is again wrestling with certificate-of-need (CON) legislation. Bills in past years have called for incremental changes in CON, the system that regulates the state’s health care industry, but the latest proposals aim for a major overhaul. As in past years, hospital groups are generally fighting... Read more
CON laws help hospitals, but they hurt patients
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... Read more

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