Mar 8 • 30M

Ep. 41 - Breaking up hospital monopolies?

Why one proposal in Indiana is a bad idea

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Matthew Handley
Ron Howrigon
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Episode details

In this episode of the FLATLINING Podcast, Matthew and Ron discuss two news items. First, they talk about new data that shows more physicians died during the COVID-19 pandemic than previously expected, fueling the already-created physician shortage. What happens if there aren’t enough physicians?

Then, they discuss a new bill in the state of Indiana that claims to help regulate some of the state’s largest hospital systems. Ron explains why this proposal is a bad idea.


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Articles mentioned in this program:

Hundreds more physicians died than expected amid pandemic - Becker’s Hospital Review

Michael Hicks: HB1004 would restrict hospital monopolies - Daily Journal

HOUSE BILL No. 1004 - Indiana State Legislature