The stated intention of “Certificate of Need” Laws is to reduce medical costs and increase the quality of healthcare. In reality, they’ve simply limited healthcare options and increased the spread of cronyism. It’s gotten so bad that many states have already dropped them, and those that haven’t see higher hospital mortality rates. In this episode, Ed is joined by the Mercatus Center’s Matthew D. Mitchell to discuss the impacts of these regulations and what can be done about them. The post “Certificate of Need” Laws Con Sick Americans appeared first on Americans for Prosperity.