Bassett CEO releases statement on Supreme Court Ruling

By WKTV News

Dr. William F. Streck, President & CEO Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown released the following statement on Thursday following the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

“The Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act is important to a broad cross section of America, particularly the millions who are uninsured or underinsured. Hospitals across the country had already agreed to $155 billion in Medicare cuts over 10 years as a part of the bill. Bringing the uninsured into the ranks of the insured was intended to help offset these Medicare cuts. With the law now affirmed, progress will continue, driven not just by the law but by the recognition that a more efficient and less costly health system is necessary for the country. The evolution of the Bassett Healthcare Network has been consistent with the goal of adequate access to quality, affordable health care and the affirmation of the law will support that commitment."

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