Today’s Supreme Court decision regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is landmark.
While significant, this ruling does not alter the steadfast goals of Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health, which focus on quality treatment and safety for our patients, providing more access to affordable medical care, and finding new ways to operate our hospitals more efficiently.
Certainly, we will continue to work with and encourage policymakers to reform our nation’s overall health care delivery system, particularly in reducing the number of uninsured and underserved. In the end, virtually every segment of our society pays in some way for those who cannot afford health care.
We treat all patients seeking care at our hospitals in Lafayette and Crawfordsville, regardless of their ability to pay. That has been our mission for more than 130 years and will continue to guide Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health.
If nothing else, in the two years since the passage of PPACA, it has forced our entire nation – from Capitol Hill to Main Street – to enter into a critical conversation about the future of health care delivery and affordability. This dialogue must continue and lead to lasting solutions.
–Terry Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health
Posted by Rob Ford