Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) President Curtis Rooney today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act:
“Now that the Supreme Court has rendered its decision on the Affordable Care Act and the national conversation can return to healthcare reform centered on cost containment, hospitals and healthcare providers will rely more than ever on the billions of savings that their group purchasing organizations (GPOs) provide every year.
“GPOs work daily with their hospital partners to deliver the best, most innovative products at the best value, and deliver billions in savings every year for hospitals, Medicare and Medicaid and taxpayers.
“Hospital budgets are already stretched thin, and as hospitals move forward with healthcare reform implementation, they will likely continue to face mounting financial pressures. GPOs stand ready to continue to work with hospitals, long-term care facilities and other healthcare providers to provide critical cost savings, to identify and bring innovative medical products to market, and to help preserve affordable and accessible patient care.”