For SC hospitals to thrive, healthcare policies must change

Oran P. Smith is a Senior Fellow at the Palmetto Promise Institute.

South Carolina’s health care future looks brighter now that the state’s Certificate of Need (CON) statute has finally been repealed. The 1970s law, which required a permit receipt from the state before a new health facility could be built or additional health care offered, was ostensibly enacted to protect the financial viability of hospitals in … Read more