DFWHC adds its name in letters to President and Congress


DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love worked with the American Hospital Association last week and signed letters mailed to President Donald Trump and members of Congress on Jan. 27. The letters were signed by 72 U.S. hospital associations and councils to include the Texas Hospital Association, Oklahoma Hospital Association, Louisiana Hospital Association and New Mexico Hospital Association.

The letters were written in regard to the ongoing debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The letters stated “If the ACA is to be repealed, the potential repeal and replace should be done simultaneously, and ensure that the 22 million people receiving coverage continue to receive adequate coverage.”

The letters also noted, “If repeal and replace cannot be accomplished simultaneously, the reductions to hospitals and health systems included in the ACA should be restored to ensure there are sufficient resources to provide care to the uninsured.”

You can read the letter to President Trump here.

You can read the letter to Congress here.