ANCHOR LEAD: WHAT WILL THE SUPREME COURT’S DECISION ON HEALTHCARE REFORM MEAN TO YOU? ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS
The Supreme Court has rendered its longQawaited decision largely upholding healthcare reform as proposed by the Obama administration. Paul Rothman, dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, says now it’s time to get to work.
ROTHMAN: I think it’s really important the Supreme Court made a decisive decision on Healthcare Reform Act. Now that we have certainty I think everyone feels much more comfortable going forward in planning for what healthcare is going to look like in the future. :15
Rothman applauds some aspects of the legislation.
ROTHMAN: Increased coverage for up to 32 million Americans, protection for people who have pre-existing conditions, insuring that if you have children 26 and under, they can have insurance under your policy, so there are a lot of wonderful parts to the bill that we’re glad have been approved. :18
Rothman welcomes the opportunity to help create a more patient-centered, cost-effective system of healthcare. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.