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Vizient, Inc. Opposed to Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, Urges Congress to Improve Coverage before Final Vote

06/26/17

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IRVING, Texas

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. is firmly opposed, along with other hospital and industry stakeholders, to the U.S. Senate’s draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act. We believe this legislation would have significant, negative impacts on individuals’ ability to maintain their health insurance coverage.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 22 million fewer Americans will have insurance coverage under the Senate bill. Coupled with the end of the Medicaid expansion, this legislation would not only negatively impact patients, but it will also put an increasing strain on hospitals and providers throughout the country.

Vizient urges Congress to work with patients, providers, payors, and other stakeholders to improve the state of insurance access and affordability in America before finalizing any legislation.

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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