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On October 12, the Westchester County Association, the region’s premier business association, will host our fourth annual Health Tech Conference with a far-reaching series of presentations and discussions about the current trends and advancements throughout the healthcare industry. Recognized as the leading healthcare business conference in metro New York, this year’s conference -- Health Tech ’17: Driving Innovation in the Region – will address the opioid crisis, cancer breakthroughs, telehealth and remote patient monitoring, and national healthcare policy as it relates to New York. Conference attendees will hear from leading strategists from HANYS, Shatterproof, NewYork-Presbyterian, Aetna, the harris project, Pfizer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and White Plains Hospital, among others.
William M. Mooney, Jr., President and CEO of the Westchester County Association, submitted the following op-ed to the Journal News. It was published on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Mooney is a former banker.
THE ACA REPEAL NEEDS A DOCTOR
Most people are surprised when we say “Be careful what you wish for” as it relates to the repeal of the ACA, also known as Obamacare. I would say Congress should not repeal it. Coming from a businessman, that may seem surprising. So why am I being so cautious? I’m thinking of Westchester.
“Elections have consequences,” said Ken Raske, President of the Greater New York Hospital Association at the December 9th meeting of the WCA Healthcare Advisory Board. With the threat of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA aka “Obamacare”) without an immediate replacement plan, Raske and others in the healthcare industry are predicting dire consequences. “The level of uncertainty is the highest I’ve ever seen in my career. I am deeply, deeply troubled.”
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