Advocating for Change

Put Patients Before Profits: Protect Our Safety Net Hospitals

For decades, the most vulnerable Floridians have depended on the state’s safety net hospitals to save their lives and care for their health. Each year, these hospitals care for large numbers of low-income children, sick babies, senior citizens and pregnant …

Don’t Legislate Through the Constitution

As you may know from my blog posts last spring, I spent significant time and energy during the first half of 2017 working with other health care professionals and legislators across the state to ensure that the Certificate of Need …

CON Update

As you know from my recent blog posts this spring, Jupiter Medical Center spent significant energy to keep Florida legislators from repealing the Certificate of Need program. Certificate of Need is a regulatory process that requires certain health care providers …

Podcast 002: Dr. Marshall Kapp – Deregulation of CON in Florida

With the Florida House recently passing a bill that would eliminate the Certificate of Need (CON) process in Florida and the bill now on deck in the Senate, I think it is important now more than ever for the public …

Access: Denied!

I have spent the last several weeks talking about the negative effects of the potential deregulation of the Certificate of Need (CON) program in Florida. As I have previously mentioned, CON, a regulatory process that requires health care providers to …

Nobody in the Middle of a Heart Attack Shouts, “Let’s Go Shopping!”

As many of you know, I have been doing a lot of reading and research surrounding this issue of the deregulation of the Certificate of Need (CON) and have been writing extensively about the reasons why the legislature here in …