Friday, August 28, 2009

Nonprofit Hospital Executive Shares Health Reform Worries

Charles J. Barnett, chief executive of the Seton Family of Hospitals, a nonprofit hospital group in Texas, shared his concerns about challenges hospitals may face after the health care overhaul takes place.

Barnett believes that providing coverage to the uninsured is only the first step to reform; however, he worries about access being compromised if the physician shortage continues and if the new policies create reduced revenue for hospitals.

Barnett isn't the only one worrying. Hospital executives nationwide have been wary of reform proposals offered by the Obama administration and Congress, fearing that unintended effects of the change will actually hinder, rather than help hospitals provide care to their communities.

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Source: The Washington Post

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