Director of Media & Public Relations
(COLUMBUS, OH)— The Ohio Hospital Association offers this response from OHA President and CEO Mike Abrams to the re-election of President Barack Obama:
“With the elections decided, the most pressing issue facing the nation is the fiscal cliff comprised of expiring tax cuts and planned across-the-board spending reductions. Ohio hospitals urge Congress to avoid dangerous automatic cuts to the Medicare program and instead consider strategic approaches to reduce health care costs, improve quality, better coordinate care, enhance personal responsibility and modernize Medicare and Medicaid.”
“As President Obama enters his second term, Ohio hospitals look forward to continuing work on improvements and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, especially responsible expansion of Medicaid eligibility in Ohio, implementation of an insurance exchange option with appropriate state input and repealing reductions to health care provider reimbursement.”
“We welcome continued vital discussion with our leaders regarding health care reform to achieve the best results for patients and providers.”
The Ohio Hospital Association was established in 1915 and currently represents 167 hospitals and 19 health systems throughout Ohio. OHA is a membership-driven organization that provides proactive leadership to create an environment in which Ohio hospitals are successful in serving their communities. Visit OHA’s Web site at www.ohanet.org. Follow OHA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/OhioHospitals.