Terree Wasley, author of a 1992 Cato Institute book, What Has Government Done to Our Health Care?, is a health policy analyst with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

By Terree Wasley

Certificates of Need: Poor Health Care Policy

Michigan's CON law requires hospitals and nursing homes to secure state approval before making certain capital expenditures. This regulation restricts competition, curtails investment, requires costly paperwork, and actually raises operating costs. … more