MACON, Georgia (41 NBC/WMGT) - The C.E.O. of the Medical Center of Central Georgia weighed in on Thursday's Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
Don Faulk said his first reaction when he heard the news, was surprise. He says he understands this ruling likely means more and better access for people who cannot afford medical or who have a pre-existing condition, but this decision is not the end-all-be-all, rather it's a step toward healthcare reform.
"But it really doesn't get at, a lot of, I think, the things that will in time, help keep the cost of healthcare down," Faulk explains.
Faulk said the only way to keep healthcare costs down, is to keep people from having to go to the hospital in the first place, by having better preventative care.
"(It's) changing some of the incentives that are available for patients, doctors, hospitals, and paying folks to stay well. Instead of the sick end of the care, like what happens now."
Faulk mentioned there is likely some good and some bad with the law, but the main thing is to prepare for whatever the future holds with the ruling.