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When the Government Creates Mandatory Shortages

Added 11-13-19 01:21:02am EST - “Governments create problems. Then they complain about them. "A public health crisis exists," says Kentucky's government, citing a report that” - Reason.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reason.com: “When the Government Creates Mandatory Shortages”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

"A public health crisis exists," says Kentucky's government, citing a report that found "a shortage of ambulance providers."

"Six-year-old Kyler Truesdell fell off his motorcycle," reported Channel 12 news. "The local hospital told (his mother) he should be transported to Cincinnati Children's to check for internal injuries." But there was no ambulance available. Kyler had to wait two hours.

Yet Kyler's cousin, Hannah Howe, runs an ambulance service in Ohio, just a few minutes away. "We would've (taken him) for free," she says in my new video. "But it would've been illegal."

Kentucky and three other states require businesses to get a CON certificate before they are allowed to run an ambulance service. Certificates go only to businesses that bureaucrats deem "necessary."

CON laws are supposed to prevent "oversupply" of essential services like, well, ambulances. If there are "too many" ambulance companies, some might cut corners or go out of business. Then patients would suffer, say the bureaucrats.

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