Physician-owned hospitals (POHs) are known for providing some of the highest quality care in the country at the lowest cost but are currently prohibited from expanding or establishing new facilities due provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These hospitals help meet a growing demand for health care services, including in rural and underserved areas. The current prohibition penalizes patients who deserve the right to receive care at the hospital of their choice.
The Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2019 (H.R.3062), would lift the unfair restrictions on POHs and would infuse choice and competition into the marketplace. Please join AAOS in urging your Representative to cosponsor this bill.