Columbus Regional Hospital said the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the federal health care legislation provides much-needed clarity, while Cummins Inc. said it still is reviewing the decision.
A local insurance services provider, meanwhile reacted with surprise at a portion of the ruling, and the director of a local health clinic for uninsured people said he welcomed the ruling because it means more people will get health care — though he worried about the impact of another part of the ruling.
The Supreme Court’s ruling provides the definitive answer that Columbus Regional Hospital had been seeking about moving forward with changes required by the 2010 health care law, the
hospital said in an email.
“The Supreme Court decision means that we have much-needed clarity to continue on our path of transforming the way we deliver health care,” said Dr. Tom Sonderman, Columbus Regional’s chief medical officer. “We will continue to work with patients, all health care providers, employers and the community to implement better coordinated, high-quality care and to increase access to affordable health care for our community.”
He said the hospital has been working as if the law would be enacted and implemented, so the court’s decision confirms that the hospital’s efforts toward health care reform should continue.
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