The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was largely upheld by the Supreme Court today. The individual mandate to purchase health insurance was reaffirmed by the Court, providing more access for thousands of residents in our area. That is a good thing for the health of our community.
With this ruling, MultiCare will continue preparing for health care reform. As always, we will focus on improving quality, expanding access to care and making care more affordable. This is our commitment to our patients and our community regardless of what happens with health care reform in the future.