Deregulation Can Fuel Recovery
"They should make these deregulatory reforms permanent. Longstanding, destructive regulations are always stupid. But in this environment, the COVID-19 pandemic, they kill."
A significant part of federal and state government's response to the coronavirus crisis has been to roll back rules, regulations, and laws. If eliminating hurdles helps, were they needed in the first place?
The American Spectator published an article by Grover Norquist showing some of the ways governors are deregulating their states in order to expand health-care access and lower health-care costs through:
- Suspending Certificate of Need (CON) Laws
- Bringing Health Care Up to the 21st Century with Telemedicine
- Allowing Medical Professionals to Practice Across State Lines
- Expanding “Scope of Practice”
Norquist states, "Governors and legislators should expand upon these ideas to further eliminate the red tape and protectionist policies that drive up costs and reduce access to health care. And they should make these deregulatory reforms permanent. Longstanding, destructive regulations are always stupid. But in this environment, the COVID-19 pandemic, they kill."
Suspended Iowa rules and regulations (Iowans for Tax Relief website)
Suspended federal rules and regulations (Americans for Tax Reform website)