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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove is 'Concerned' About New Health Care Bill

Posted By on Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:03 PM

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Today, Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove outlined a sense of trepidation about the new Republican-scripted health care bill. He appeared on a thing called "Squawk Box" on CNBC and levied concerns about how patients may be paying more and getting less under this proposal.

Watch the video below.

As a quick primer, the New York Times has sketched out the aspects of the Affordable Care Act that will be repealed, changed or left alone. It's a handy guide, and it shows that the core of the Republican bill is an emphasis on health savings accounts — high-deductible (and tax-deductible) plans that implicitly benefit wealthier consumers.

"The bill that it is right now, I'm concerned that it's going to wind up costing the actual patients — they're not going to get the sort of coverage they need," Cosgrove said.


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