Current healthcare system is unsustainable, but let’s shed partisan politics
Regarding the online commentary by Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni (“With healthcare legislation, Senate should take the time to do it right,” ModernHealthcare.com, June 22), I congratulate Mr. Tersigni on this very thoughtful piece and I concur. However, we will go nowhere in Washington until leaders on both sides of the aisle and in the White House publicly recognize three things:
We need to take the partisan politics out of this debate. Frankly, I am amazed that political leaders do not recognize that the best “politics” is doing what’s right for the American people.
Everybody needs to recognize that the current healthcare payment system across the entire continuum of care is unsustainable. Therefore, doing nothing/the status quo is not an option.
Republicans should stop talking about repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Let’s keep what’s good about the ACA and fix what’s bad.
This is the work that the majority of Americans want to see come out of Washington.
Rick Abrams Madison, Wis.