Friday, July 13, 2012

More Experts Stand In Favor of ACA

For the past two weeks, we’ve been discussing the recent acceptance of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act by the Supreme Court of the United States. The Supreme Court’s decision has been seen as controversial by some, and borderline offensive by others. Last week, we looked at some of the reasons that may state legislators are opposed to this legislation. This week, we’ll explore some of the higher-ups in Washington that are urging legislators and state representatives to end their repeal efforts.

…U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that abolishing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would be disastrous, HealthLeaders Media reported.

"[T]he House of Representatives is preparing to hold another vote--their 31st vote--on repealing the Affordable Care Act. For millions of seniors and people with disabilities who have seen the impact of these benefits in their own lives, the consequences of repeal would be devastating," Sebelius said in a press briefing.

Sebelius calls for a return to reason, pointing out that “Scrapping the legislation would not only deny coverage to 32 million Americans but also add a trillion to the deficit in the next 10 years…”

Of more concern to top health officials, the House effort has been to repeal the law, not to replace it. Officials worry that removing the ACA without any other back up strategy would result in at least another year without a healthcare solution.


Pam Argeris is a thought leader in the Healthcare Industry and possesses extensive, hands-on experience with CMS compliance, and multiple regulatory bodies such as NCQA, JACHO, and DOI. In her role at Merrill Corp., Pam focuses on developing solutions for compliance and quality assurance, delivered in a cost effective manner to improve beneficiary and prospect communications. You can contact Pam at

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