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Tenet CEO wants policymakers to restructure ACA, not replace — 3 thoughts

Ron Rittenmeyer, CEO of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, said he'd like to see policymakers improve the ACA's current framework instead of eliminating it entirely, ThinkAdvisor reported.

"It’s something to build on,” he said during a panel organized by S&P Global.

Three opinions from Mr. Rittenmeyer:

1. "Medicare for All" would be too expensive if implemented the way proponents have described.

2. Under such a system, according to Mr. Rittenmeyer, hospitals' reimbursement rates would be too low to make up for the extra revenue they currently get from private insurers.

3. Policymakers have a hard time understanding the effects of their policies; they'd think about the need for access to high-quality care differently if their own loved ones were sick, Mr. Rittenmeyer said.

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