Wednesday, August 23, 2006

An Issue We Can Agree On?

I'm still waiting for my liberal friends to convince me Kentucky's Certificate of Need (CON) program does anything to lower healthcare costs. Interestingly, I'm still waiting for the same thing from my conservative friends as well.

Could it be the only people who support limiting competition in healthcare benefit financially from the lack of competition?

An example might be illuminating. Do you need a heart catheterization in Kentucky? That will be $10,000, thank you very much.

But in Ohio, $900 will get 'er done.

The only difference is Kentucky has CON and Ohio doesn't.

Why isn't everyone talking about this when we have a doctor for a Governor?