Healthcare

Repeal Kentucky's antiquated certificate-of-need (CON) regulatory framework. CON states rely on government bureaucrats, rather than the market, to decide whether new or additional healthcare services should be provided.  Decades of research have shown that CON fail to improve health, limit supply and undermine competition.  Cutting healthcare regulations would save Kentuckians on healthcare costs; reduce deaths from serious complications after surgery, heart attacks, pneumonia, and heart failure; improve access to care; and reduce the use of expensive medical imaging.

Resources:

American Bar Association, Certificate of Need Laws: A Prescription for Higher Costs (2017).

Scott Atlas, The Health Reform that Hasn't Been Tried, Wall Street Journal (Oct. 3, 2017).

Dep't of Justice & Fed. Trade Comm., Improving Healthcare: A Dose of Competition (2004).

Mercatus Center, Certificate-Of-Need Laws: How CON Laws Affect Spending, Access, and Quality across the States.

National Conference of State Legislatures, Ceritificates of Need: State Health Laws and Programs (2015).