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A comprehensive look at all the barriers to health care being removed across the coun

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A comprehensive look at all the barriers to health care being removed across the coun

06.17.20 05:19 AM

COVID-19 caught our country off guard and exposed a tragic reality: America’s health care system is standing in the way of medical professionals helping people. To confront the pandemic, we need to reimagine our entire health care system. Doing so means breaking down the barriers that have long prevented patients from getting the quality medical care. Removing federal red tape In the beginning of the pandemic, burdensome FDA regulations prevented Americans from easily accessing COVID-19 tests. After the FDA eased federal restrictions, more tests entered the marketplace, giving more people the opportunity to be tested. By allowing innovators to do what they do best, the quality of the tests also improved, with results able to be confirmed in less than an hour. Now, individuals have an easier time getting the answers they so desperately need, at a lower cost than before. Getting rid of these regulatory hurdles also allowed medical researchers to gather more data and learn more about the virus. States were also quick to act. Many implemented reforms to ensure medical professionals had every possible tool available to them to fight this crisis. Repealing certificate-of-need laws Some states, including Tennessee, used executive orders to relax restrictions on certificate-of-need […]

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