"Republicans And Democrats Must Give A Little To Get A Little" - Kenneth L. Davis, MD & Arthur Gianelli
After his dramatic vote against the Republican healthcare bill, Senator McCain encouraged his colleagues “…trust each other, stop the political gamesmanship, and put the healthcare needs of the American people first.” McCain said each side “must give a little to get a little.” Kenneth L. Davis, MD, president and chief executive officer at The Mount Sinai Health System and Arthur Gianelli, president of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s said, “Republicans must acknowledge that the Affordable Care Act, including its expansion of Medicaid, is law. It enjoys the support of a majority of Americans. Republicans must stop with the partisan rhetoric of repeal and commit to working with the Democrats to improve the law.” Democrats should be open to Republican ideas about how flaws in the ACA might be addressed. The cost of healthcare in the United States will be lowered only when provider reimbursement is aligned full with the delivery of health care that is population-centered, coordinated, high quality, effective, waste-free, and sensitive to the social needs of our most vulnerable patients, Dr. Davis added.
- Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President, CEO, Mount Sinai Health System
- Arthur Gianelli, President of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s