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“The excuse that time is running out is unacceptable! The House has been sitting on this bill for months – and took 3 weeks off in the middle of session.”
COLUMBIA, SC — Americans for Prosperity – South Carolina (AFP-SC) blasted the House Ways & Means Committee for failing to move forward to repeal the state’s “certificate of need” (CON) laws. House Majority Leader Gary Simrill moved to adjourn debate on the bill in today’s House Ways and Means Committee, blaming the end of session.
The Senate passed the bill, S. 290, with broad bipartisan support in January.
AFP-SC State Director Candace Carroll released the following statement:
“The excuse that time is running out is unacceptable! The House has been sitting on this bill for months – and took 3 weeks off in the middle of session. The real loss is South Carolinians who stood to access health care closer to home. Rest assured, the fight is not over.
“We will continue to push for the repeal of the burdensome red tape that holds doctors and providers back. We will also hold accountable those representatives that had an opportunity to vote in favor of Full Repeal on Tuesday in the Ad Hoc committee and those who failed to voice their opposition to the motion to adjourn debate in full committee today.”
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