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June 29, 2012 / Issue 31

Special Issue

High court backs Obama on health law: Justices say mandate is valid as tax

HIMSS: We’re “relieved”

AMA: Decision protects much-needed health insurance coverage for millions of Americans

AMGA: “The dialogue can shift now”

AARP: It is already working

AHA: Patients are the victors

Teletracking Technologies: A win for suppliers

20 more reactions


Recap

High court backs Obama on health law: Justices say mandate is valid as tax

Roberts joined the court's four liberals yesterday to uphold the individual mandate requiring Americans to carry insurance or pay a penalty. However, the court found fault with the law's Medicaid expansion.

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Industry reactions to the Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS) decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

HIMSS: We’re “relieved”

“HIMSS, like the rest of the country, is relieved that questions about the healthcare reform law have now been settled and the nation can move forward with the essential work of transforming healthcare in America. Health information technology is critical to the ongoing transformation in our nation,” says H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, HIMSS president and CEO.

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AMA: Decision protects much-needed health insurance coverage for millions of Americans

“The American Medical Association has long supported health insurance coverage for all, and we are pleased that this decision means millions of Americans can look forward to the coverage they need to get healthy and stay healthy,” says Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD, president, American Medical Association.

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AMGA: “The dialogue can shift now”

“We would encourage federal policymakers to remember that delivery system reform is not dependent on any single piece of legislation, but rather the continuing efforts of patient-centered organizations beyond the Beltway,” says Donald W. Fisher, PhD, CAE, president and chief executive officer of the American Medical Group Association.

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AARP: It is already working

“AARP supported this law because it helps many Medicare recipients avoid financially burdensome increases in prescription drug costs by closing the Medicare prescription drug coverage gap, or ‘doughnut hole.’"

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AHA: Patients are the victors

“By upholding the law, the nation’s highest court has sent a clear message that patients should be the first priority in an ever-changing healthcare arena,” says Nancy Brown, CEO, American Heart Association.

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Teletracking Technologies: A win for suppliers

"The ruling is good news for suppliers of the type of medical information technology which helps hospitals maximize the use of existing capacity,” says Michael Zamagias, chairman, TeleTracking Technologies.

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