Surgery Partners prepared for any political outcome in 2020, CEO says

As presidential hopefuls debate over which healthcare models they would put in place, Surgery Partners CEO Wayne DeVeydt said the company will land on its feet no matter what, according to the Brentwood Home Page.

Mr. DeVeydt said during a conference call May 8 that he's confident the Brentwood, Tenn.-based company can weather any political outcome.

"Our business model is uniquely built to address these challenges, which is why we support legislation that supports quality care at lower costs," Mr. DeVeydt said. "We believe we are aligned with regulators, payers and patients, and our distinct business model should prove resilient in the wide spectrum of outcomes that may evolve in the U.S. healthcare debate."

Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Kamala Harris, D-Cal., have supported establishing a single-payer healthcare system. Other politicians hoping to clinch the Democratic nomination for president support expanding the current Medicare system.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is calling on the Republican Party to become "the party of healthcare," according to CNN Politics. Some Republicans have backed a 2017 bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act.

Surgery Partners ended the first quarter of 2019 with 123 facilities.

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