Healthcare costs continue to be a central point of concern for American consumers. With the economy teetering on recession, this problem is once again becoming a central focus for individuals and policy advocates in every corner of the country. The Virginia Institute for Public Policy’s Healthcare Initiative focuses on supply-side solutions to the problem of healthcare costs, addressing many of the concerns which have been exacerbated by Virginia’s 2019 expansion of Medicaid.
The current healthcare system faces challenges in terms of affordability, access, and quality of care. This Initiative aims to address these challenges by embracing innovation and removing regulatory barriers that impede the delivery of efficient, patient-centered healthcare services. We are focused on three key areas: the deregulation of telehealth, expanding the scope of practice for non-physician medical personnel, and repealing the Certificate of Public Need program. The ultimate goal is to foster the development of a secondary healthcare market that operates outside of the traditional third-party payer system, thereby enhancing patient choice, reducing costs, and improving healthcare outcomes.
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