Beacon Impact

Increase Access to Healthcare by Eliminating CON Laws

Healthcare can be expensive and complex. But Tennessee’s rules and restrictions are making it worse, often for those who can least afford care. Adopted in the 1970s, certificate-of-need (CON) laws require a government permission slip before providing most healthcare services, such as opening a new hospital or purchasing high-tech medical equipment. Imagine if every new […]

Eliminate Barriers to Telehealth

During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans tried telehealth for the first time, and Tennesseans were no exception. Since then, every state has addressed their laws and regulations around telehealth hoping to encourage the use of this innovation in the delivery of healthcare. It is here, however, where Tennessee is the exception. Tennessee is the […]