The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. The Court’s decision to uphold the law does not impact our business strategy or commitment to reforms that make quality care more affordable and accessible.
We are prepared for the changes ahead. And we will continue to fully comply with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. We also know that much more must be done to make quality care more affordable and accessible.
We have always said the ACA did not go far enough to address the serious challenges facing our health care system, and therefore we continue to push for broader reform. For example, we have laid the groundwork for an entirely new health care payment system. In this new system, doctors get paid for healthier patients, not for doing more things. As a result, we are already driving real change in health care.
We will continue to work toward solutions that are essential to meet the health care needs of all Americans in a comprehensive, affordable way. And we will continue to work with policymakers and other stakeholders to fix the many remaining problems. We believe there is still time -- if people can come together in a bi-partisan way -- to improve quality and affordability. That security is what Americans want and need.
Two years ago, we faced the most sweeping changes ever to confront our industry. Today, I’m proud to say that Aetna continues to lead the way toward the future of health care.