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Vizient, Inc. Concerned about AHCA’s Congressional Budget Office Score, Urges Senate to Improve Coverage

05/25/17

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IRVING, Texas

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. continues to have concerns with the current draft of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and is pleased that the Senate is looking to industry stakeholders for constructive feedback on ways to improve health care access and affordability in America.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its report that reinforces the expectation that the AHCA would lead to dramatic reductions in health care insurance coverage, thus putting an increasing strain on our member institutions. It is critical that the U.S. Senate consider these impacts as they draft their own legislation. On behalf of the provider members we serve, Vizient recently provided the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance with our priorities regarding the future of health care in America, and we urge the Senate to consider and mitigate how a rise in the uninsured could affect patients, hospitals and communities throughout the country.

Vizient is the nation’s largest health care performance improvement company serving a diverse membership that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health care delivery networks and non-acute health care providers.

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. The Vizient brand identity represents the integration of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium and Novation, which combined in 2015, as well as MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, including Sg2, which was acquired in 2016. In 2017, Vizient again received a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute. Vizient’s headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States. Please visit www.vizientinc.com as well as our newsroom, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.

Contact:

Vizient, Inc.
Angie Boliver, 972-830-7961
angie.boliver@vizientinc.com

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