URMC CEO Dr. Mark Taubman: AHCA would have 'significant negative consequences'

Mark Taubman, MD, CEO of University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center, said that if passed as is, the Republican-led American Health Care Act would have "significant negative consequences for UR Medicine, our patients and families and the communities we serve," according to a WHEC report.

Dr. Taubman takes particular issue with proposed cuts to Medicaid and the decline in insurance coverage that would occur as a result. Additionally, the proposed changes to how Medicaid revenue is collected would shift $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate New York counties to the state government, which Dr. Taubman said "would result in significant payment reductions to hospitals, including UR Medicine and it's affiliates," according to the report. "These cuts would threaten our ability to provide care to our communities' most vulnerable patients and hinder efforts to attract and retain the highly-skilled providers that serve us all."

He called on members of Congress to reject the AHCA.

 

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