The Affordable Care Act has ushered in seismic changes in access to care and how it is delivered to millions of Americans. At St. Joseph Hoag Health, we are serving many more people who have regular access to health care for the first time. While not perfect, the ACA has resulted in new Medicaid coverage for 3.7 million people living in California and more than 20 million across the country. That is nothing other than a major success. The U.S. House and Senate bills to replace the ACA will largely dismantle these coverage gains, including the Medicaid expansion. Undoing that progress is unconscionable.
– Richard Afable, MD Executive VP, Providence St. Joseph Health SoCal Region and CEO, St. Joseph Hoag Health