Loma Linda University Health System released a statement late Thursday stating that the organization "accepts the Supreme Court decision upholding the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act of 2010."
"While the Affordable Care Act is not perfect, it does help address the needs of the uninsured and works to increase access to care," the statement read. "We accepted the law at its face value when President Obama signed it two years ago, and we started preparing for its implementation accordingly. We will now begin rolling out our plans to be in compliance with the law, including an updated and streamlined system for managing patient medical records starting July 1, which is consistent with the law’s emphasis upon patient-centered technology."
According to the statement, Loma Linda University and Medical Center founded the Social Action Corps in the late 1960s - later reincorporated as the Social Action Community Health System in 1995 - which met "the needs of all patients regardless of their ability to pay or the type of health insurance they may or may not have." The Social Action Community Health System became a federally qualified health center earlier this year, and is currently operating independently, while continuing to have a relationship with Loma Linda University Health System.
The statement concluded, "As an organization that has provided health care for over 100 years, we are committed to creating a system that reduces the overall cost of health care, builds a healthier state, and improves both health outcomes and patient experience. We look forward to facing the future as an academic medical center that is on the cutting edge of public policy, medical technology, and health care delivery for the communities we serve."