Certificate-of-need laws in Michigan are ratcheting up the costs and cutting the supply of health care in Michigan.
It's the same design that plays out in many states with certificate-of-need laws. By artificially restricting the supply of health care, states intentionally create monopolies that, with no surrounding competition, are free to inflate the price of care. Michigan is no different.
Though the intent is to lower health care costs, that hardly ever happens. Several studies show that costs actually increase, while the supply and quality of care decrease. In short, CON laws make Michiganders worse off.
Tell state legislators that you believe that competition in the marketplace, not established monopolies, are the way to increase access to health care in Michigan.