"This is a victory for patient care. While the Affordable Care Act is not perfect, it does enable us to finally bring the American health care system into the 21st Century. This legislation is an important first step in correcting an unjust health system that has left millions of people uninsured and forced millions more to cover those costs. Dignity Health has advocated for meaningful reform for two decades. We supported this legislation, even though it reduces payments to hospitals, because the new delivery model it creates focuses on reducing costs by increasing the quality of care. We are pleased that the bill has withstood the Constitutional challenge. We look forward to continuing our implementation of the reform measures and we will continue to be strong advocates for universal access."
Publish date:Thursday, April 01, 2010