Some may think it won't change much after the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives failed to vote on an alternative to the Affordable Care Act this past week.
But that likely is foolish thinking.
On top of that -- and you wouldn't need to have your head buried in the sand to be unaware of this -- state legislative wrangling over the hospital provider fee will impact hospitals around the state. That's an immensely complex debate, and there are lots of details, but the key thing to know is it will result in a
Add it all up and you have a lot of uncertainty, especially with the biggest health care provider and largest health care employer in our community,
We have to admit the uncertain future makes us nervous, as well, about our
She added her efforts will focus on protecting those on the front lines who provide care to patients. That sounds good to us, but rumors of layoffs of key people who have served the hospital well, and who have served the community well in a variety of volunteer roles, are concerning.
No one knows for sure what repeal and replace will mean, or what an ACA fix will mean. But if it translates into the number of uninsured being on the rise again,
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