Does Michigan Need Certificate-of-Need?

Last summer, members of the Michigan legislature revisited discussions of eliminating an arcane but long-standing health policy called Certificate-of-Need. Few people, or even policymakers, are familiar with state Certificate-of-Need (CON) programs, but they yield significant authority in influencing the shape of states’ immense healthcare markets. Michigan’s healthcare market, for example, accounted for an adjusted 70.4 …

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