GOP overlooks ACA’s efforts to curb costs, improve quality
The Republican House and Senate have moved forward again to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which has been a thorn in their side for years. However, Speaker Paul Ryan uses only placating words when he states that a better plan will be presented.
It has been more than five years since these statements were first offered, but the Republicans have done little to improve healthcare access to millions in this country. They have not shown any understanding of the current movement in healthcare to lower costs, improve access and to improve quality while focusing on the most important element of healthcare—the patient, or in broader terms, the healthcare consumer. Many of the efforts under the ACA are now focused on how to improve the quality of healthcare through accountable care organizations and similar efforts.
Thomas Tiffany, Ph.D Spokane, Wash.