HPCI News: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Lives to
(Maybe) Die Another Day
To: Members and selected others
The following article describes what will likely happen to the PPACA depending upon the outcomes of the November national elections. Mike Leavitt is the former Governor of Utah and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As the Secretary of HHS he was very supportive of health system transparency and value-based purchasing. He now has this consulting firm. Should you have trouble opening the full article below, please let me know.
James Bond has been granted a countless number of lives over his long career as a spy. After 22 films and countless bad-guys, Bond has survived menacing laser beams, skydiving without a parachute, being thrown out of high-rise buildings, and extreme gunfire. Each time, Bond has emerged unscathed, always living to "die another day", as is put by Bond himself.
To this end, Bond finds much in common with The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
On June 28, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. As readers of this blog undoubtedly know by now, the law was generally upheld, thus thwarting the latest attempt by its detractors to eliminate it prior to full enactment.
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