Health care expansion regulations pro or ‘con’ for Mississippi?

September 9, 2017, The Clarion-Ledger, Anna Wolfe- A national push to eliminate certain health care regulations has made its way to Mississippi, where free-market philosophy often influences policy decisions. Health care providers looking to expand some services are required to receive a “certificate of need” from the state Department of Health.The certificates ensure facilities and services are added to communities that can support them, but one lawmaker thinks the requirement gives large health systems an advantage.

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