Certificate of Need (CON) is a lengthy, bureaucratic process whereby hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities must seek permission from the state and approval from their own competitors in order to expand bed capacity or offer a new service.
CON does nothing to ensure better medical care. In fact, by its very nature limits the supply of health care available to Maine people, driving up costs.
Especially in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, this restriction on our health care system must go.
Please sign the petition to repeal Certificate of Need today.