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“We now have a road map. I think health­care is go­ing from a mom-and-pop lo­cal com­mu­nity to some­thing that needs to be much more stan­dard­ized across the coun­try, much more in­te­grated. It’s like the In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion in health­care.” —Cleve­land Clinic Pres­i­dent and CEO Dr. De­los Cos­grove “We have viewed this leg­is­la­tion as a step toward 100% cov­er­age. The rul­ing doesn’t cer­tainly get us there, but it takes a sig­nif­i­cant leap for­ward. There’s still, de­pend­ing on whose es­ti­mate you look at, 20 mil­lion Amer­i­cans still unin­sured, even af­ter the leg­is­la­tion goes into ef­fect.” —As­cen­sion Health Pres­i­dent and

CEO Robert Henkel “The only way we can control the health­care costs in this coun­try is to give ac­cess to the peo­ple. The best care is cheap care. That’s a fun­da­men­tal is­sue that we need to un­der­stand.” —Cook County Health and Hos­pi­tals

Sys­tems CEO Dr. Ram Raju “It’s a great step for­ward for the coun­try and I think it will help tens of mil­lions of Amer­i­cans. I hope now that the de­ci­sion is be­hind us, we can now move on to thor­ough im­ple­men­ta­tion.” —For­mer CMS Ad­min­is­tra­tor

Dr. Don­ald Ber­wick “We’ve cre­ated the in­fra­struc­ture to help man­age care dif­fer­ently, as the ACA re­ally in­cen­tivizes providers to fo­cus more on more am­bu­la­tory-care de­liv­ery sites, so we’ve been gear­ing up for all of this. It’s a big day for health­care in Amer­ica.” —Pres­ence Health Pres­i­dent

and CEO San­dra Bruce “This will al­low us to see our pa­tients ear­lier and not when they’re so sick. This is a win for pa­tients.” —Amer­i­can Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion

Pres­i­dent-elect Dr. Ardis Hoven “We rec­og­nized, upon pas­sage, it wasn’t a per­fect bill. It would re­quire, over time, mod­i­fi­ca­tions, and I’m cer­tain we will be ac­tively en­gaged in those dis­cus­sions go­ing for­ward, as we were in the past.” —Trin­ity Health Pres­i­dent

and CEO Joseph Swedish “Both par­ties need to to stop us­ing this bill as a po­lit­i­cal weapon. It could be a very ef­fec­tive re­source to im­prove health­care qual­ity and im­prove costs. The old way isn't go­ing to work any­more. We aren't go­ing back.” —Ne­braska Med­i­cal Cen­ter Pres­i­dent

and CEO Glenn Fos­dick “The ACA has re­ally set the tone for de­liv­ery sys­tems to de­liver higher value. This does re­in­force that this is the right path.” —Billings (Mont.) Clinic CEO

Dr. Nicholas Wolter “Re­form is ab­so­lutely in­evitable, and most health­care or­ga­ni­za­tions are pre­par­ing to man­age the health of peo­ple in a very dif­fer­ent way than we have been called on to do so in the past. The ge­nie is out of the bot­tle.” —Ale­gent Health Pres­i­dent and CEO Richard Hachten “The con­di­tions that gave rise to ad­vent of the ACA still ex­ist. Providers need to lead the way and not leave it to state and fed­eral leg­is­la­tures to tell them what to do. We know what we are do­ing and we need to lead the process.” —Caroli­nas Health­Care Sys­tem Pres­i­dent

and COO Joe Piemont “I do think it’s im­por­tant that we all ac­knowl­edge there’s a lot to do in health­care, and PPACA is not the fi­nal an­swer to re­form­ing health­care in this coun­try.” —Aurora Health Care Pres­i­dent and

CEO Dr. Nick Turkal

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