Hospital CEOs still showing same parochial concerns
Regarding the article “Healthcare CEOs have zipped their lips on AHCA politics” (ModernHealthcare.com, May 23), I do think the CEOs of major hospital systems, the American Hospital Association, health insurers and physician organizations should be leading the discussion on the repeal and reform of the Affordable Care Act.
Part of the problem, however, is that hospital CEOs were on the wrong side of the debate leading to the ACA’s passage. They lost all credibility with the public taking a position that simply gilded their balance sheets without regard to the elemental issues that must be grappled in any true healthcare reform legislation. Today they continue to have the same parochial concerns and are expressing a hysterical fear they have learned from their progressive mentors.
David Beauregard Managing director Monument Square Advisors Richmond, Va.