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Media Contact: Cheryl Monkhouse
(404) 842-8516

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Responds to United States Supreme Court Ruling on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

ATLANTA – June 28, 2012 – From the early days of the debate on health care reform, we’ve stated our desire to build a health care system that provides access to all Americans and ensures high quality, affordable health care.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) will continue to move forward with our efforts to improve our nation’s health care delivery system, including:

  • Advancing our partnership with primary care physicians, hospitals and health systems announced earlier this year that we believe will substantially improve quality and member health and potentially reduce the trend in overall medical costs by as much as 15-20 percent by 2015; and
  • Offering the support of thousands of case managers and health coaches to help people manage their conditions and improve their well being.
  • Providing resources to help members find high quality, high value physicians and health care facilities.
  • Leveraging IBM-Watson technology to help members and physicians make decisions based on the most current, comprehensive, relevant and credible information available.

The road to implementing health care reform will be a challenge; however, we look forward to working constructively with policymakers and other key stakeholders to build a health care delivery system that provides security and affordability to all Americans.

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