the #1 issue!
Missouri’s Certificate of Need (CON) law restricts health care competition by requiring many health care providers to get state approval before entering new markets or expanding services offered in existing facilities. This restriction hampers innovative start-ups and market newcomers that would provide Missourians care and puts upward pressure on healthcare prices.
Eliminating CON requirements would end the monopoly and oligopoly power of incumbent providers. Missourians would see the benefits of true marketplace competition in the health care arena.