Local hospitals react to SCOTUS ruling on ACA

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Riverview Hospital

“Due to the fact that the Health Care Reform Act is not slated to take affect until 2014, we are still waiting to see how the final implementation of the Act will read.”

Larry Christman, COO/CFO at Riverview Hospital

 

Community Health Network

“Honestly don’t believe that the ruling today has any impact. We’ve been working on things prior to the regulations to make health care accessible and affordable. The network has been trying to make it the easiest place to access and navigate. The ruling affirms the path we’re on. It should allow some people to obtain insurance, and with that people will feel safe and secure. If this helps, that’s great. There are changes in which preventive services are covered. I don’t think that happens in the affirmation in a law that takes accountability. There’s some personal responsibility required, and we hope this encourages people to pursue that. We all know that exercise and healthier eating are good for us, I don’t think a regulation does anything to impact. That’s a responsibility. General two cents.”

Bryan Mills, President and CEO of Community Health Network

-Honestly doesn’t believe the ruling today has any impact [on the hospitals’ operations, etc.]

-We’ve been working on things prior to the regulations to make health care accessible and affordable. The network has been trying to make it the easiest place to access and navigate.

-“The ruling affirms the path we’re on.”

-“If this helps, that’s great.”

 

Indiana University Health North

“Long before the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Indiana University Health committed to providing coordinated and high-quality care, service and value to the patients we serve. Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court changes neither our commitment, nor the course that we have charted.
As a health system that bears a heavy burden of caring for the uninsured and underinsured in the communities we serve, IU Health supports the expansion of access to health insurance to the millions of uninsured Americans. However, IU Health has consistently stated that true reform doesn’t simply expand access to a flawed and unsustainable system.  Rather, reform must address the root causes of what ails our current healthcare system.
IU Health believes that meaningful healthcare reform must include the following principles:

·         Access to healthcare coverage should be greatly expanded

·         Reimbursement schemes should reward quality vs. quantity of care provided to patients

·         Provider incentives should encourage coordinated care across the healthcare continuum

·         Patients should be empowered and incented to take responsibility for their health and healthcare choices.

We encourage our elected leaders to work together to reform our healthcare system so that it can serve generations of Americans to come. We stand ready to do our part – working aggressively to transform the way we deliver the highest quality healthcare while reducing costs.”


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