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Statement on UC Health Working Group Report


WASHINGTON — America’s Essential Hospitals champions equitable, high-quality health care for all people, and our members — including the University of California system (UC Health) — commit to serving vulnerable patients. Through partnerships with other providers, UC Health fills gaps in access to care and reaches more people who might otherwise fall through the cracks.

Prohibiting these partnerships would disproportionately harm people who most need the expanded access to care such arrangements provide. We believe the working group option to allow affiliations with appropriate controls will best support UC Health’s commitment to meeting the health care needs of all Californians.

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America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. We support our more than 300 members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education. Communities depend on essential hospitals to provide specialized, lifesaving services; train the health care workforce; advance public health and health equity; and coordinate care. Essential hospitals innovate and adapt to lead the way to more effective and efficient care. Learn more at

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