Obamacare

Three-Quarters of Hospitals Not Interested in ObamaCare's Health Networks

Study shows most aren't developing the Accountable Care Organizations the program needs

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Healthcare providers have long been among Obamacare's most enthusiastic supporters. The American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Hospital Association have all spoken out in favor of President Obama's signature piece of legislation.

But their statements of support are proving to be little more than lip service.

According to an August survey conducted by the Commonwealth Fund, three-quarters of hospitals have expressed no interest in forming Accountable Care Organizations, the integrated networks of healthcare providers that are at the heart of Obamacare's efforts to coordinate care for Medicare patients across the healthcare system, eliminate waste, and control costs.