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Beaumont Hospitals has long supported the goals of health care reform: All citizens should have access to health insurance or should be covered by government programs, and the rate of growth of health care spending has to be reduced.
We have opposed arbitrary cuts in reimbursement to hospitals, physicians and other providers absent any delivery reforms.
We support health care reform legislation because we will see improvements in health care:
The health care reform legislation isn't perfect, but it changes the direction of health care in this country. Beaumont will be working with our members of Congress, as well as the American Hospital Association, to make sure we also focus on eliminating burdensome regulations and unnecessary paperwork to reduce health care costs as reform is implemented.
Health care reform should reduce our uncompensated care costs, which have risen dramatically in the current economic recession. We remain concerned about reductions in Medicare reimbursement to hospitals and other providers, making it more difficult for Beaumont to deliver care to all our patients.
The American Hospital Association's summary of the health care reform package is available here.