It’s likely that hundreds, if not thousands of OHSU employees were focused on the TV at 7 a.m. this morning to learn the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
(Authors note: I was one of many who first heard the incorrect news from CNN, which was later corrected by the news network. Sheesh.)
OHSU response from our press statement:
Today’s ruling directly impacts OHSU in that we will need to increase the number of health care professionals we train in order to respond to the growing number of patients as a result of universal access. We look forward to working with the Governor, the Legislature and other parties in addressing this need.
In regards to the hard work taking place in Oregon to reform health care, we are proud to be part of Oregon’s efforts to reform health care and pleased those efforts continue to move full speed. Governor Kitzhaber’s innovative plan for reform is being implemented at this moment, built around the establishment of new Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs). The $1.9 billion agreement with the Obama Administration, an investment in the Governor’s plan (known as Transformation), is still on track.
As for the national/state impacts of the ruling, I spotted a couple of interesting articles earlier today: