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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Mark Monteferrante
A group of doctors is suing Virginia over a provision in its heath care law that forbids medical professionals from offering certain new services or purchasing certain types of equipment without first getting an official go-ahead from the state Department of Health.
Nearly 1 billion people worldwide now use Facebook, less than 10 years after its founding. But what if, before Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook, he had been forced to obtain a government permission slip by proving to bureaucrats that there was a "need" for his service? Without such a permission slip, Mr. Zuckerberg and his partners could not even buy a high-capacity server or other equipment integral to providing their service. Now imagine that obtaining this special permission slip cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorney, consulting and application fees.
"My goal is just to be able to re-open an office," he said. "I have a 15-year-old record in the community that has just gone by the wayside."
Though Progressive Radiology has multiple offices in the D.C. area, Dr. Monteferrante said he wants to re-establish a presence in Virginia.