Hospitals: Health care 'train' already on tracks

An exterior view of the North Shore LIJ

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An exterior view of the North Shore LIJ Syosset Hospital at 221 Jericho Tpke. in Syosset. (Nov. 14, 2007) (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

Lawmakers, advocates and others welcomed the clarity the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the Affordable Care Act brought Thursday.

But local hospital officials said that even if it had been struck down, many of the changes affecting them would have taken place anyway.

"Even if the law had been struck down, there are so many changes already occurring in the health care delivery...

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