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Hospice Of Michigan Statement On Supreme Court Ruling On The Affordable Care Act

June 28, 2012

DETROIT, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Dottie Deremo, president and CEO of Hospice of Michigan, offered this statement regarding the Supreme Court’s affirmation of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act:

“The Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act provides clarity on the future of health care in the United States. Hospice of Michigan, like other health care organizations, will move forward to implement solutions that benefit individuals and their families and improve America’s health care system.

This is an exciting time to be in health care. Innovative organizations are positively impacting health care, and improving care to individuals. The Affordable Care Act is propelling collaborations to find practical solutions to health care’s most pressing problems.

Earlier this year, Hospice of Michigan announced an exciting strategic partnership with the Michigan Pioneer ACO and the Detroit Medical Center, and together we launched a new model of care for their chronically ill patients.

This partnership, and others like it, are inspiring, and we think working together for the greater good will benefit the health care system overall.

We know the debate and discussion on health care will continue. Hospice of Michigan has a vision, and we will continuously innovate to enhance care and improve the quality of life for our patients and their families.”

A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM), is the original hospice in the state of Michigan, and is the largest. The non-profit organization cares for more than 1,100 patients each day in 56 counties. HOM takes a leadership position in end-of-life care with innovative programs to enhance quality of care for people at the end of life, education programs for physicians and healthcare professionals, caregiver education materials, cultural diversity programs for end-of-life care, and research and education programs at the Maggie Allesee Center for Quality of Life.

Hospice of Michigan was founded in 1980 by volunteers. Today, the organization delivers care to a large geographic area that includes underserved urban and rural communities. With a mission to serve all who need and seek care regardless of their ability to pay, Hospice of Michigan raises more than $4 million annually to cover the cost of care for the uninsured, underinsured and for innovative programs.

Hospice of Michigan participates in the We Honor Vets Program through the Veterans Administration. Hospice of Michigan is accredited by the independent, non-profit organization Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).

For more information on Hospice of Michigan’s services, or to refer a patient, call Hospice of Michigan’s CARE Center 24/7 at 888-247-5701, or go to www.hom.org.

SOURCE Hospice of Michigan

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