Reports: Diplomat CEO says ACA boosts healthcare access but doesn't address waste

NEW YORK — While saying the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — whose constitutionality the Supreme Court largely upheld in a 5-4 decision Thursday — would be beneficial by creating a larger population of insured patients, the leader of one of the country's largest specialty pharmacies said it didn't address the problem of waste in health care, according to published reports.

MLive.com quoted Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy CEO Phil Hagerman as saying that a reversal of the law would result in more patients being unable to obtain care, but the law in its current form left out the need to address problems like inefficiencies and fraud.

Hagerman told the Michigan-based news site that the medical industry remained "behind" in the adoption of electronic medical records and predictive modeling.


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