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U-M Health System statement on today's Supreme Court ruling

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - This ruling will ensure that more Americans will have health insurance and access to timely care – while reducing the burden of uncompensated care that we and other hospitals face. We are committed to continuing to deliver high-quality care while containing costs, and welcome the chance to do so for increasing numbers of people.

We will continue our participation in the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program, and hope that more hospitals, physician groups and other providers will adopt this model of care -- which is based on a successful Medicare demonstration program we took part in that shows that cost containment and quality of care can go hand in hand.

More information about our ACO: http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/u-m-pioneer-aco  .

More information about our success in the five-year Medicare Physician Group Practice Demonstration Project, in which we saved Medicare $22M while improving patient care: http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/medicare-savings-0808 .

Please also visit the blog of our CEO, Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., for her initial reaction here.

Read the Supreme Court's ruling in its entirety here.

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