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SCL Health System is pleased with the Supreme Court's Decision

June 28, 2012

"SCL Health System is pleased with the Supreme Court’s ruling on the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)," says Michael A. Slubowski, President and CEO, SCL Health System.

SCL Health System fully supports the ACA’s goal to provide access to safe and reliable health care services for more Americans.

We are also pleased the ACA provides appropriate financial assistance for the poor through premium subsidies and the expansion of government programs. This provision is particularly important to SCL Health System as part of our mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

We recognize the costs of health care are accelerating – affecting jobs and our economy – and we are holding ourselves accountable for the quality and affordability of the care we deliver. Along those lines, we support the ACA’s delivery system transformation efforts. This includes support for the gradual restructuring of physician and hospital payment models to reward improvement in quality of care, patient outcomes and efficiency and to move away from fee-for-service and procedure volume payment programs.

About SCL Health System
SCL Health System (SCLHS), based in Denver, is a faith-based, not-for-profit health care organization operating 11 hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health treatment center and more than 100 ambulatory service centers in four states – California, Colorado, Kansas and Montana. Our $2.7 billion health network is dedicated to improving the health of the communities and individuals we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. On an annual basis, SCLHS provides more than $220 million in community benefit, including services for the poor, health screenings, educational programs, community donations and research. SCLHS was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864. To learn more, visit www.sclhealthsystem.org.