Tom Piper, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services's Certificate of Need program, said a state health plan and CON program should be based on objectivity and fairness, flavored with common sense.
When asked to explain how a system would accomplish this without falling down the slippery slope into politics, Piper
said, "It begins with a vision."
was "envious" of Tennessee's health leaders.
"You have a new piece of legislation, a new commitment, a new opportunity," Piper