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To Our Patients: Potential Changes to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Changes to federal health care could be coming should the GOP-led Senate repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A current bill being discussed reduces health care spending compared to the current law, erases guarantees around pre-existing conditions and could result in millions of Americans losing their health insurance.

This legislation would have a significant impact on our patient population, and because of this, Denver Health CEO Robin D. Wittenstein (Ed.D, FACHE) has joined other hospital systems in voicing strong opposition to the proposal. Read her co-signed statement addressed to Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell here


Denver Health has been caring for our city and community for more than 150 years. The cornerstone of our mission and our reason for existence is to provide the highest quality health services to everyone, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. This mission is something we take very seriously — we have a rock-solid commitment to providing care to everyone in need.

We also want you to know that our organizational focus is on our values of trust, respect and excellence. Respect, in particular, is important at a time when diverse opinions have been aired. If you choose Denver Health, you will always be treated with respect — regardless of your nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, social background, insurance status, income or any other factor.

Never has there been a greater need for the care we provide. If you are a patient, we thank you for trusting us with your care, and if you are not yet a patient, know that we will be here whenever you need us.