Hickenlooper considers change that would slow the growth of suburban hospitals

Gov. John Hickenlooper acknowledged Monday that he is considering pushing a proposal to create certificates of need for hospitals, a potentially seismic regulatory change that would slow the recent growth of suburban hospitals and stand-alone emergency rooms in an attempt to slow the rising costs of health care as well.

Hickenlooper first broached the subject while presenting his proposed $28.5 billion budget to the Joint Budget Committee.

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