Af­ford­able Care Act re­vamp would likely ben­e­fit en­tire in­dus­try

Modern Healthcare - - COMMENT -

Re­gard­ing the article “Hospi­tals warn of job losses, bil­lions in cuts if Trump re­peals ACA” (ModernHealth­, Dec. 6), if re­peal would be as dev­as­tat­ing as in­di­cated, it would seem to say that the cur­rent state is some­thing of a boon. If that’s the case, the in­dus­try in gen­eral should be much health­ier or at least have shown sig­nif­i­cant gains. The re­al­ity is that Oba­macare was sold to the in­dus­try and the pub­lic us­ing flawed, and some­times in­ten­tion­ally mis­lead­ing, ar­gu­ments.

There are por­tions of the Af­ford­able Care Act that are sound pol­icy, but a re­vamp, rather than bring­ing about lay­offs, ser­vice cuts and clo­sures, will more likely ben­e­fit all.

Ge­orge Evans Pascagoula, Miss.

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