So, to the extent that people were hesitating, “they will put their feet back on the accelerator," he says, adding that this will happen soon, before the election.
The November election will provide further clarification for hospital leaders.
"If, after the election, there's evidence to suggest that the law as written today is going to be the law enacted in 2013, I think you could start to make some strategic decisions after the election. But right now, who knows what's going to happen and whether this law is going to stay in place?" Stacey says.
"This thing has been dragging on and dragging on," Stacey says. "But now, everybody has come to the conclusion that you just can't wait anymore. We have to start going on the themes of the things that we know are going to happen."