Statement from HHC President on Supreme Court Support of Affordable Care Act
Jun 26, 2015
“It’s a great day for health care in America. I commend the Supreme Court for supporting the ACA again and applying the intent of the Act and not focusing on a misused word or phrase. This ruling allows millions of Americans to keep their insurance and moves us closer to the goal of expanding effective healthcare to everyone. Many public hospitals in the affected states would have been in deep financial trouble and some of them may have even closed without the federal exchange subsidies, so this not only helps individuals but it also is a robust statement in support of public health care.”
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NYC Health + Hospitals is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system and is the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country. HHC provides a wide range of high quality and affordable healthcare services to 1.4 million New Yorkers every year and more than 475,000 are uninsured. HHC offers medical, mental health and substance abuse services, as well as specialized care for a wide range of health conditions through its numerous Centers of Excellence. Comprehensive, personalized care is available to all New Yorkers at HHC’s 11 acute care hospitals, five skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 70 community based clinics. HHC Health and Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. HHC’s own MetroPlusHealth Health Plan is one of the New York area’s largest providers of government-sponsored health insurance and is the plan of choice for 445,000 New Yorkers. HHC was the 2008 recipient of the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission’s John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality. Several HHC facilities have been recognized nationally for clinical excellence and commitment to quality achievements. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org/hhc or find us on facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or twitter.com/NYCHealthSystem.