South Carolina Passes Most Significant Healthcare Reform of the Year
Dr. Marcelo Hochman, an Independent Surgeon Celebrates the Legislators Who Just Put The Power of Choice Back in the Hands of Patients and Doctors
By: The Whitter Group
The new legislation will have a profound impact on healthcare access across the state, and particularly in rural communities, where the absence of competing facilities and services has been especially harmful. For decades, entry into the healthcare market has been limited by the CON requirement, a process that allowed current CON holders to block new applicants from even entering the playing field. The ultimate impact of CON laws was not on the blocked facilities, but on the patients whose healthcare options were limited by forces beyond their control. CON reform puts the power of choice back in the hands of South Carolina residents.
Dr. Marcelo Hochman, has long advocated for CON reform and other policy changes that reposition doctors and patients in charge of healthcare.
"I applaud the members of both South Carolina legislative chambers who put the power of choice back into the hands of patients. As a result, South Carolina has established itself as a leader in radically shifting healthcare by championing both freedom for doctors to provide the services for which they are medically qualified, and freedom for patients to choose where and from whom they receive their care. The impact this will have on the state's economic future is profound, making South Carolina an attractive state for continued and future healthcare innovation, advancement, and investment."
–Dr. Marcelo Hochman
South Carolina now stands as a trailblazer in opening the door for patients and physicians to regain health care freedom. Dr. Hochman believes it is truly a cause for celebration when the doctor-patient interest is bolstered over those of the incumbent "non-profit"
"The real goal of healthcare policy should not be maximizing a hospital's financial health. It should be to enable the doctor-patient relationship to flourish on the patients' terms." –Dr. Marcelo Hochman
The founder of The Facial Surgery Center, Dr. Marcelo Hochman, is a double Board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, President of Independent Doctors of South Carolina, Past President of the Charleston County Medical Society, and provides pro-bono care for children with vascular anomalies. He champions legislative projects He can be reached directly at DrHochman@FacialSurgeryCenter.com. His publicist, Erin Thomas, can be reached at Erin@WhitterGroupLLC.com for questions and interview requests.