Providers, Payers Largely Favor PPACA Decision

By  //  June 29, 2012

Healthcare Industry Reaction

(VIDEO by FloridaHospital)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The healthcare industry weighs in and reaction is generally favorable to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling to uphold most of the provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  In the article excerpted below, Cheryl Clark of reports on the reaction to the PPACA ruling of leaders from the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, and the Association of American Medical Colleges.  

HEALTHLEADERSMEDIA.COM — Most of the many-faceted segments of the healthcare industry appeared pleased with Thursday’s majority Supreme Court decision to uphold most provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, even as they vowed to work toward the repeal of pieces they still find objectionable.

“Today’s ruling does give clarity to hospitals as they move forward to transform the way they provide care and work with patients and communities as well,” American Hospital Association president and CEO Rich Umbdenstock said in a media teleconference. But the ruling “opens up new questions as well,” one of which is the impact on hospitals in those states that opt not to implement the expansion of Medicaid to patients earning up to 133% of the federal poverty level.

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