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Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Comments on U.S. Supreme Court’s Health Care Law Ruling

June 28, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s Chief Executive Officer Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM, issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today on the Affordable Care Act:

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“The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the individual mandate has removed a great uncertainty in the health care marketplace. The Academy will closely evaluate other aspects of the ruling and will work in a bipartisan manner with lawmakers to suggest any needed technical enhancements in the law going forward.

In the meantime, the Academy is eager to continue working with its more than 6,500 members to help them implement the 2010 health care reforms successfully and on schedule.

There are many provisions in the reform package through which managed care pharmacy can help achieve positive health outcomes for patients and assist in controlling the escalating costs of health care in the U.S. These include using scientific research to evaluate outcomes of various treatment options and developing a pathway to bring follow-on biological treatments to market.

The Academy is dedicated to improving the health and well being of millions of Americans through sound medication management.”

About AMCP
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is a national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. The Academy’s more than 6,500 members develop and provide a diversified range of clinical, educational and business management services and strategies on behalf of the more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed care pharmacy benefit. More news and information about AMCP can be obtained on its website, at www.amcp.org.

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