Stepping into a debate that often pits the haves against the have-nots, Michigan legislators plan to investigate whether Michigan’s health care certificate-of-need regulations work as intended or need to be changed.
While a work group that studied CON this past summer did not reach any firm conclusions or offer specific changes, lawmakers say the issue does at least merit much more analysis.
“All of us work group members had moments where we questioned the process. At the same time, many of us struggled with (identifying) a better process and how to ensure quality, affordable and accessible care,” said Rep. Margaret O’Brien, a Portage Republican who co-chaired the CON work group for the House Health Policy Committee. “Rather, we agreed that before any changes should be considered, even more thorough vetting should occur.”
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