AHA, America’s Essential Hospitals oppose GOP’s American Health Care Act

AHA, America’s Essential Hospitals oppose GOP’s American Health Care Act

House Republicans introduced a new health care bill this week – The American Health Care Act, which would effectively end Obamacare as we know it.

Let’s just say it wasn’t warmly received by many in the healthcare industry.

The American Hospital Association and America’s Essential Hospitals both opposed the bill. The AHA cited issues with the bill’s plans to restructure Medicaid, “making significant reductions in a program that provides services to our most vulnerable populations, and already pays providers significantly less than the cost of providing care.”

Bruce Siegal, CEO of America’s Essential Hospitals, also had issues with the proposed cuts to Medicaid saying, “Our hospitals could not sustain such reductions without scaling back services or eliminating jobs.”

What do these oppositions mean for the bill’s future? To learn more about the bill and the opposition to it, read the full article at: www.healthcareitnews.com


Published March 10, 2017 by Luke Severn.
Categories: Healthcare Marketing