Michael Driesen

Michael Driesen has been a patient of Korver ENT since 2014. Driesen wants to receive future ENT surgeries from Korver ENT at its proposed surgery center because it is a safe, cost-effective, convenient, and familiar environment.  He also wants his children to receive future ENT surgeries from Korver ENT at its proposed facility for the same reasons.  But Iowa’s certificate-of-need requirement prevents him and his children from doing so because Korver ENT cannot open its proposed surgery center before obtaining a certificate of need.

  • June 14, 2017    |   Economic Liberty

    Iowa Certificate of Need

    Ending Iowa's CON Laws That Limit Medical Options and Enrich Established Businesses

    For more than 20 years, Dr. Lee Birchansky has tried to offer his patients the option of having their cataract and other outpatient eye surgeries in a center right next to his office in Cedar Rapids. But the state of Iowa has stymied his efforts to open his own surgery center, forcing him to perform these…

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